Florida Gulf Coast University Students Visit LRMC

LEHIGH ACRES, FL (November 14, 2011) - Lehigh Regional Medical Center hosted students from Florida Gulf Coast University's Department of Bioengineering on Monday, Nov. 14. 

For the third consecutive year, senior students taking Biomedical Instrumentation at FGCU visted the Lehigh Regional Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary and Surgery units to see how the equipment they study in the classroom saves patients lives in the real world. 

Jorge H. Torres, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at FGCU, requested the return visit sighting the positive feedback he received from students who participated in last year's program.

Bioengineering, or biomedical engineering, works to improve human health through activities that integrate the engineering and life sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. 

Students experienced the "clinical practice" side of this discipline first-hand as they interacted with Tom Campo, Cardiopulmonary Director, and Todd Conley, from the Bio-Med department.