PhD Recruiting Bootcamp

Are you interested in a PhD?

Are you interested in biomedical engineering?

Are you a member of an underrepresented group?

The University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering department is hosting a virtual PhD program preview for rising seniors from underrepresented groups on May 10th and 11th, 2021.

Apply by April 18 to attend our virtual event!

Apply today!

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and College of Engineering at the university of Michigan are committed to creating and sustaining a community that values diversity and champions equity and inclusion. Through this Recruiting Bootcamp (Reboot), we seek to improve access to graduate school for students from underrepresented groups.

ReBoot Event

PhD recruitment activities will occur on the mornings of May 10 and 11 on virtual platforms. We will host small-group meetings and social activities with current BME PhD students, meetings with BME faculty, and virtual tours of BME labs and facilities. A panel with College of Engineering student groups will highlight activities outside BME. We will explain and clarify the PhD application process with a workshop.

BME Research Event

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is hosting a campus event to showcase our research and community. This two-day virtual event will occur on the afternoons of May 10 and 11. ReBoot participants will join the Event, to get an in-depth preview of the wide range of cutting-edge BME research being performed at U-M. Faculty in biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, precision health, and neural engineering will discuss current research and future paradigms. PhD students will give speed talks on their research and present posters. ReBoot participants have opportunities to ask questions during presentations and help select top trainee presenters.

BME Graduate Student Retreat


We encourage applications from current undergraduates who will be applying to PhD programs in Fall 2021 and are a member of an underrepresented group. These include African American/Black, Latinx or Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, first-generation college students, those with disabilities, or who come from low-income backgrounds.


The application includes basic demographic information, education and work experience, research interests, and three short prompts.

Apply today!

Apply by April 18, 11:59 PM (Eastern Time Zone).

Contact us for questions about the program or application.