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Emerging Health Technologies

"My Capstone afforded me the opportunity to explore a variety of avenues and ultimately helped me understand that my career goal and my story is defined by continuous learning and self-development. I want to learn about every facet of the health care system, from business operations to the member experience, to identify where I can add value and make a positive impact." - Nitya Chandiramani, '17

Emerging Health Technologies

The ever-growing complexity of modern health care demands solutions that simplify practices and serve patients. UMR students who aspire to careers in this area will systematically bring their knowledge and skills to solving health problems through the creation and application of innovative technologies.

Staying on the cutting-edge of technological advancements in health care, students who follow this high-demand Career Pathway study:

• artificial intelligence in medicine
• bioinformatics
• data science
• electronic medical records industry
• medical device innovation
• medical lab science
• prosthetists/orthotists

Featured Students

Nitya ChandiramaniNitya Chandiramani, ‘17

Degree: BSHS
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

"My Capstone afforded me the opportunity to explore a variety of avenues and ultimately helped me understand that my career goal and my story is defined by continuous learning and self-development. I want to learn about every facet of the health care system, from business operations to the member experience, to identify where I can add value and make a positive impact."

Learn more about Nitya's experience.


Conrad CruzConrad Cruz, ‘19

Degree: BSHS
Hometown: Ham Lake, MN

"My Capstone’s expected outcomes taught me the skills of researching and better tailoring yourself to a position you may be seeking. My unexpected outcome was that I learned to become more comfortable with uncertainty."

Learn more about Conrad's experience.



Nolan MeyerNolan Meyer, ‘17

Degree: BSHS
Hometown: Rochester, MN

"In 2012, I made the decision to separate from active-duty military service to pursue a career in medicine and science. I knew I wanted a pre-medical curriculum and UMR’s innovative approach to that attracted me."

Learn more about Nolan's experience.



Alyson NarvesonAlyson Narveson, ‘15

Degree: BSHS
Hometown: Princeton, MN

"I was able to work side-by-side with nurses and physicians caring for patients and learn various workflows and processes. This provided me with an understanding of how the health care system worked which is critical because I now teach clinicians how to better care for their patients. "

Learn more about Alyson's experience.



Sarah NiebuhrSarah Niebuhr, ‘19

Degree: BSHS
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN

"I chose UMR because of the medical based curriculum. Subjects that aren’t typically science courses incorporate medicine into the curriculum to provide students with a well-rounded background."

Learn more about Sarah's experience.





Read more about UMR's featured Pathways students.

Students pursuing the Emerging Health Technologies Pathway have engaged in meaningful experiences such as these listed below.

Current UMR students: reach out to your Student Success Coach for more information. 

Prospective students: contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Internships and volunteer opportunities allow you to gain valuable experience in a professional field. These opportunities help students develop marketable skills and competencies through hands-on experience, build a network of contacts and gain insight into a professional field. These experiences assist students in finding a career that aligns with personal and professional goals and passions.

  • Kerry Quality Control Internships
  • Preventice Solutions, Client/Sales Support person

You will have various opportunities for employment during your undergraduate studies. The organizations listed below are good places to explore employment opportunities.

  • Undergraduate Research Employment Program at Mayo Clinic
  • Student Work-Study Employment roles at Mayo Clinic

As a student in health sciences, you will have many opportunities to participate in research. Below is a list of previous research experiences students in the Emerging Health Technologies pathway have participated in.

There are other avenues you can take to pursue your pathway as well. Check out the options listed below.

  • CoLab: Computer Coding Group
  • BICB Journal Club (non-credit)

Study Away/Global Travel Experiences