Biomedical engineering is relatively young and rapidly growing field, marked with many outstanding accomplishments. Its continued success is dependent on the recruitment of proficient students into biomedical engineering. Our own experiences with recruitment have revealed that a high proportion of students show an interest in biomedical engineering. Although our recruitment efforts have been effective, their impact is localized and therefore limited In this paper, we present eight recruitment methods, describing how to implement and co-ordinate them locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, we discuss the role of the IEEE EMBS in facilitating these recruitment efforts.

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Keywords Education, High school, Outreach, Recruitment, Undergraduate
Conference A New Beginning for Human Health: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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Chan, A, & MacIsaac, D. (2003). Promoting Biomedical Engineering through Recruitment. Presented at the A New Beginning for Human Health: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.