The boutique program at the University of Southern California (USC) linking engineering and medical training at the graduate level is instructive of a new way of approaching engineering education that can potentially provide benefits to both students and society.
George Tolomiczenko (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an assistant professor of clinical neurology and biomedical engineering and administrative director of the Health, Technology, and Engineering Program at the University of Southern California (USC). His interdisciplinary work has included director-level roles in a variety of clinical, research, academic, and funding agency contexts. He is now focusing on developing USC’s interdisciplinary collaborative strengths applied to medical device and process innovation. He teaches courses designed to form and train teams linking engineering and medicine to create innovative and licensed technologies and start-up companies.