Biomedical Engineering Technology Internships

ENTC 4360/ENTC 4380




An internship program is provided to help develop the ability to function with confidence and understanding in a hospital situation. At the present time, several clinical sites are used for ENTC 4360, Biomedical Internship I, and ENTC 4380, Biomedical Internship II. Students must have transportation to their internship site. Students must also furnish evidence of student liability insurance and having met health examination requirements for their internship.

Currently there are adequate clinical sites for student internships. In the event student applications for internships exceed clinical positions available, the faculty reserves the right to initiate selection criteria for the assignment of students.


Semester Schedule

Week 1--Selection of Internship Site.

Week 2--Report to the Hospital and Receive Orientation.

Week 3-15--Report to the Hospital for an average of at least 8 hours per week (96 hours total).

Midterm--Select term project and review lab notebooks with instructor.

Week 16--Hospital completes and returns the student internship evaluation report.  Students present their work.


Course Topics:

The aim of the internships (ENTC 4360/ENTC 4380) is to introduce the students to the following topics:

  1. Hospital Organization & Policies
  2. Instrumentation Safety
  3. Preventative Maintenance
  4. Troubleshooting & Repair

and have the students working on and with the typical equipment found in a hospital setting such as:

  1. Defibrillators
  2. Pace makers
  3. IV Pumps
  4. Cardiac Monitors
  5. Medical Imaging
  6. Respiratory monitors
  7. Blood-Gas Analyzers


The grade will be determined by the average of the Term Project, Daily Log Book, and the hospital supervisor's assessment of student performance.

Note that there are no D grades.  In general, D represents improvement needed, or poor performance.  There is no allowance for poor performance in the medical internship courses.


Lab Notebook

The lab notebook must be a bound notebook that can be used for a daily log of work accomplished (see example below).  The entry in the first page


should be the student's name, the course, the semester, the hospital where the internship is taking place, and the internship supervisor's name.  Five to eight pages should left blank (they will be used as the table of contents).  Each day's work will be included in the remaining pages.  Each page will be signed and dated.  Each entry for the day will include the equipment worked on including control number, the problem, the detailed account of the solution, and any drawings and sketches related to the problem and solution. 


Term Project

The term project can be an analysis of any medical equipment or procedure that you have worked on during your internship.  The term paper should be 7 to 12 pages in length excluding title page, appendices, and reference pages.  The term paper will consist of an introduction regarding the purpose and use of the equipment, a body regarding any electronic or mechanical operation of the equipment, and a conclusion regarding how well it works and future opportunities or threats to the equipment's use.  There should be sufficient citations within the paper to corroborate your findings.