Health Professions Preparation

Biomedical engineering can be used to prepare for a career in healthcare including medical professions, dentistry, and more. Historically, 25 to 30 percent of all biomedical engineering graduates go on to pursue professional health degrees.

Preparing yourself in advance for the health professions application process is important and can be accomplished by completing minimal extra course work and carefully selecting elective courses. The biomedical engineering department has compiled guidelines for scheduling courses and successfully preparing students that plan to apply to a professional health program. Remember there is much more to being a successful candidate than a high GPA!

If you are interested in being added to the health professions listserv for student updates please email Justin Brown at



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614