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Dates: June-July, 2022 (Tentative)

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

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

The biodesign summer clinical immersion experience is a part of the Biodesign Program in Rehabilitation Engineering (BPRE 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 for undergraduate students. The students participate in clinical rotations at different 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.

The purpose of the program is to gain deeper understanding of user needs in rehabilitative devices; to learn to work and communicate effectively with a team of medical professionals, clinicians and clinical staff; to identify unmet patient needs based on user-centered investigation  and to help formulate engineering design problems that can be addressed in subsequent BME biodesign capstone or engineering senior design courses.