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Biomedical Engineering

BME Undergraduate Placement

Roughly half of our graduates enter the job market, taking positions with employers focused on medical equipment, medical computing, biomedical imaging, regulatory affairs, biomedical research, software, other engineering, and teaching as well as government and military service. About 30% of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school, most in biomedical engineering with a few in management (MBA), law, other engineering, or life science programs. About 20% of our graduates attend medical school. Of VU BMEs applying to medical school in the past five years, an average of 68% were admitted.

Vanderbilt Bachelor of Engineering in BME graduates have gone on to the
following employers, graduate schools, and medical schools.


Abbott Labs, Accretive Health, Accuray, Alcoa, Anderson Consulting, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis), Boston Scientific, Brainlab, Charlotte Orthopaedic Clinic, COBE Labs, Columbia-HCA, Cordis, Cytometry Associates, DEKA Research, DuPont, Eli Lilly, Ernst and Young, Ethicon, Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, Food & Drug Administration,  GE Medical Systems, General Motors, Globus Medical, Google, Guidant Corp, Health Care Resources Management, Health Care Management,  ICS Management, Inc., IBM, Jacbos Engineering, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Krug Life Sciences, Light Lab Imaging, Lockheed-Martin, Marlowe Surgical Tech., Max-Mobility, Mayo Clinic, Medicraft, Medtronic Powered Surgical Solutions, Merck, NASA, National Instruments, NCR, NFL Players Association, Nortel,  Oak Ridge Nat'l. Labs, OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Orthobita, Parke-Davis, Parthfinder Therapeutics, PharmaSys, Philips Medical Systems, Picker,  Price-Waterhouse, Proctor & Gamble, Rockwell Int'l., Roche Diagnostics, RTI Biologics, Scottish Rite Hospital (Atlanta), Smith & Nephew, St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Stryker, Systematics, Teledyne Brown, TennecoGas, TRW,  U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Westinghouse, Wylie Laboratories,York Int'l.

Graduate Schools

Bowman-Gray, Case Western Reserve U., Clemson, Columbia,Drexel, Duke U., Emory, Georgia Tech,I llinois,  Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Michigan, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice, Stanford, Texas A&M, Tulane, U. Alabama (Birmingham), U. Alabama (Huntsville),  U. California (San Diego), U. Florida. U. Pennsylvania,U. Tennessee (Knoxville), U. Tennessee (Memphis), U. Texas (Austin), U. Texas Southwestern, U. Virginia, U. Washington, Vanderbilt, Washington U.

Medical Schools

Baylor, Case-Western Reserve Univ., Duke, Emory,  East Tennessee State U., Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Indiana, Louisiana State U., Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi, Northwestern, Ohio State U., St. Louis U., TX A&M, U. Alabama (Birmingham), U.  U. Florida, U.GA, U. Kansas, U.Kentucky, Tennessee (Memphis), U. Texas (Galveston), U. Virginia U. Washington, Vanderbilt