What is IMED?
The Innovation in Medicine Program provides a systematic approach to innovation in clinical practice, through co-curricular and interdisciplinary activities related to medical product design. IMED augments the existing curriculum of the College of Medicine.
The IMED Program provides opportunities that prepare future physicians for the increased role of innovative technologies in health care. Physicians trained in the process of innovating solutions to problems encountered in the clinical environment will have an understanding of how a need can be addressed and potentially translated to a commercial product solution.
The IMED Program seeks to develop interdisciplinary innovators who draw from advances in technology and clinical expertise to solve real-world problems.
Twelve incoming medical students with an interest in the intersection of technology and medicine are accepted each year.
Please visit our FAQ page or contact IMED@uic.edu with further questions.