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LRMC host FGCU students

November 16, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Regional Medical Center hosted students from Florida Gulf Coast University's Department of Bioengineering on Monday, Nov. 15. For the second consecutive year, senior students taking Biomedical Instrumentation at FGCU visted the Lehigh Regional Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary and Radiology units to see how the equipment they study in the classroom saves patients lives in the real world.

Jorge H. Torres, associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at FGCU, requested the return visit sighting the positive feedback he received from students who participated in last year's program, a spokesman at LRMC said.

Bioengineering, or biomedical engineering, works to improve human health through activities that integrate the engineering and life sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Students will experience the "clinical practice" side of this discipline first-hand as they interact with the staff and patients at the medical facility.

For information regarding this joint program, contact Thomas Campo, Director of LRMC's Cardiopulmonary Services at 239-368-4596.



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