Education Programs

Biomedical Engineering offers a full range of academic and research opportunities to high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The department supports graduate research opportunities through Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, the University of Akron, The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and the Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program, which is supported by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute's "Med into Grad" award.

Graduate Student Programs

The Cleveland Clinic offers joint Ph.D. programs through formal partnerships with Cleveland State University (CSU), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Kent State University (KSU) and the University of Akron (UA). Many Cleveland Clinic faculty also have adjunct, joint or primary appointments at CSU, CWRU, KSU and UA making it possible to complete the research requirements for a Ph.D. with an advisor at the Cleveland Clinic and graduate with a degree from one of these local universities.


Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland State University

University of Akron

For all programs, except Molecular Medicine, course work for the degree is taken at the university, although in the case of joint degree programs, some instructors may choose to have courses meet at the Clinic. In all cases, the student applicant must apply directly to the graduate school and the university program that they are interested in.


Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to do internships and co-ops in our laboratories.

Summer internships can be arranged by submitting the following to Robin Crotty, Supervisor BME Education,

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Dates you would like to work (ex: June 1st to July 31st)
  • How many hours per week you would like to work
  • Staff members you would interested in working with (
  • If you are interested in a paid or unpaid position

Be sure to check out our National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates - Deadline Extended to 2/15/2016

High School Programs


High school students can pursue summer research opportunities through the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (

Short-term senior projects can be arranged by students by contacting Robin Crotty Supervisor BME Education, by email with a description of their research project goals, project requirements and project deadlines.




Half Day Visits to BME:

Students age 16 and over may come in for four hour visits to learn more about career options within the field of biomedical engineering. Visits begin at 9:00AM and students will have the opportunity to speak with four different professionals within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Please email Robin Crotty at as opportunities for visit days are limited and are arranged on a first come, first serve basis.

Upcoming visit days:

February 24 , 2016
March 17, 2016
April 14, 2016
May 19, 2016



Support for Students

Ph.D. students who have been accepted into the university degree programs, and have arranged to work with advisors at the Cleveland Clinic, are supported financially during their graduate studies with a research assistantship. The assistantship usually provides full tuition and a student stipend. Financial support for students is provided from funds that are designated specifically for graduate education. Stipends vary with university program.

Katie Root

For further information, contact Robin Crotty Supervisor BME Education, (216) 445-9343,