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What kind of engineering is the best for someone going in to medicine?

I want to get my undergrad in Engineering but am still greatly interested in medicine. #engineering #medicine

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Michael’s Answer

Any kind of engineering is fine since you do not have a specific required major. Biomedical engineering is an obvious choice however since you will look at how engineering approaches can be used to solve medical problems.

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Pete’s Answer

Hi Ashley,


As Michael stated, biomedical engineering would indeed be a great choice to combine engineering with medicine. However, I've heard that biomedical engineering jobs are somewhat difficult to find. Given that and short of finding a biomedical engineering program that's close to home, you would might want to consider mechanical engineering combined with a Pre-Med major. This way, you would have some breadth with the mechanical degree in your job hunt and also satisfy your desire to learn about medicine. Upon graduation, you would have a lot more options available to you such as medical device design or sales or outside of the medical field proper but related such as machine design, robotics, etc. I would suggest that you look at the current job market and future prospects for biomedical engineers and also which programs in biomedical engineering are available to you. The Department of Labor website has such information. Good luck.

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William’s Answer

This question is a little out of my area of expertise, but I have two suggestions.


Mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering with the thought of specializing in Orthopedics.


Computer engineering with the thought of doing medical research most especially research in the realm of molecular biology.


Hope this helps.


Bill Cox

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