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Six UCF mechanical and aerospace engineering students spent the summer shadowing clinicians at local health facilities as part of the inaugural BPRE cohort in Summer 2019.

The biodesign summer clinical immersion experience is a part of the Biodesign Program in Rehabilitation Engineering Program at UCF. This program is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.

The biodesign summer experience includes a full-time, paid internship experience spanning six weeks, and counts toward one credit hour of directed independent study or directed independent research for undergraduate students. The students participate in clinical rotations at different clinical sites across the Central Florida region. The immersion program is a collaborative effort between UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Medicine, the College of Health Professions and Sciences, and the UCF I-Corps program.


Rehabilitation centers, prosthetic clinics and physical therapy clinics located in the Orlando metro area.


Applicants must be a rising junior or senior and enrolled in either an engineering undergraduate program at UCF or a senior enrolled in the MEDD program within the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Applicants must also be enrolled in or have completed the introductory course BME 3891 – Fundamentals of Rehabilitation Engineering at the time of their application.

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Deadline: April 1, 2024