Founded in 1970, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
, or HST
, is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering
and physician-scientist training programs
in the United States
and the longest-standing functional collaboration between Harvard
HST's unique interdisciplinary educational program brings engineering as well as the physical and biological sciences from the scientist's bench to the patient's bedside. Conversely, it brings clinical insight from the patient's bedside to the laboratory bench. In this way, HST students are trained to have deep understanding of engineering, physical sciences, and the biological sciences, complemented with hands-on experience in the clinic or in industry; and they become conversant with the underlying quantitative and molecular aspects of medicine and biomedical science. Within the division, more than 400 graduate students work with eminent faculty and affiliated faculty members from throughout the MIT and Harvard communities.
In addition to its outstanding record of accomplishment for research in human health care, HST educational programs are distinguished by three key elements:
- A strong quantitative orientation
- Required hands-on experience in a clinical or industry setting
- A focused interdisciplinary research project
HST offers eight multidisciplinary graduate degree options:
- Biomedical Sciences MD
- Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Concentrations (MEMP) include:
- Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG)
- Biomedical imaging and bio-optics
- Cellular and molecular bioengineering/biophysics
- Biomechanics and biofluidics
- Systems physiology
- Bioinstrumentation and devices
- Regenerative biomedical technologies
- Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology
- Radiological Sciences Joint Program
- Biomedical Enterprise Program (BEP)
- Biomedical Informatics
- Clinical Investigator Training Program
- Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
- HST Faculty. Retrieved on February 23., 2006.
- HST Academic Programs. Retrieved on February 23., 2006.
- HST Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG). Retrieved on February 23., 2006.
- HST Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT). Retrieved on February 23., 2006.
- HST Biomedical Enterprise Program (BEP). Retrieved on February 23., 2006.