The class of 2027 has arrived, and they are more than eager to begin on the path to becoming a physicianeer. 45 new students have taken the final step in joining the ENMED community where students leave with a medical doctorate and Master of Engineering within four years.
Incoming students have been involved in many events at ENMED Tower where students could gain better knowledge and experience the culture that ENMED has to offer. Each brings a different background full of unique experiences. They all chose ENMED for many various reasons.
“From a young age, I have been interested in both engineering and medicine. As I grew, I realized that my passions for both areas could be mutually beneficial to my practice in both fields,” incoming student Nathan Harward explained. “My plan has been to pursue an education in both, with the goal of practicing medicine while incorporating my engineering education to improve medicine. When I found out about ENMED I was thrilled! It is exactly the type of program that will help me build a foundation during medical school that would otherwise take years of experience to obtain,” Harward said as he reflected on his choice.
Students will begin their academic classes next month in July where they will officially be referred to as M1s. At the forefront of everyone’s’ mind lies the question, how do they each believe ENMED is reinventing the world of healthcare?
Some students shared their insightful thoughts on why they believed ENMED was the perfect choice for them individually. “ENMED is reshaping the way future physicians assess and diagnose patients entirely by integrating engineering-style problem solving into the medical education process to create a whole new kind of healthcare professional–one whose perspective transcends traditional boundaries and opens opportunities to solve the unsolvable,” said incoming student Landon Hackley.
“Good solutions make a problem look easy. Like the mathematical concept of dimensional reduction, when you remove the number layers between a need and a solution, you gain clarity of a problem’s critical elements, making the solution easier to see. I think ENMED is reinventing healthcare by making it more efficient,” future student Robert McManus echoed.
These 45 students will begin their studies learning from some of the best instructors and doctors from ENMED and Houston Methodist Hospital. We are beyond excited to welcome this new class to the ENMED community and to support them in this new endeavor to become a physicianeer.