Remember those career aptitude tests in high school? Well, they may not be as useless as they seem, as that was how I first thought of exploring the field of engineering when I was a junior in high school, and subsequently attended an information session on clinical engineering. I met a Clinical Engineer (CE) who worked at the Toronto General Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Canada, and I became fascinated with the concept of helping hospitals manage their medical technology. I feel that I was lucky to have come across this somewhat obscure field within bioengineering before applying to university. It helped me to decide between becoming a doctor and becoming an engineer, and ultimately has led to a very fulfilling career.
What is Clinical Engineering?
The short definition from the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) is as follows: “A Clinical Engineer is a professional who supports and advances patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to...