"Professor Rios teaches us real problems that exist every day in hospitals. But his work does not stop there. He has taken the to the class engineers from a company as accredited as General Electric to tell us about their professional experiences. No other professor has done this for us. One of its great virtues is that he not only teaches you a single aspect of biomedical engineering, but he covers all areas of the profession. He is a great counselor, a professor and a permanent source of inspiration whose advice is always key to our training because it is able to unite theory with practice.
I participated in the first line of fire, in the military "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and also in the "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan, where I was infected with a virus that was about to cost me my life. This is why I wanted to become a biomedical engineer to help others."
Rachel Nelson. Computer Engineer of the US Navy, graduated in August 2016 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University. Currently working as a biomedical engineer at the VA Hospital in Miami.
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Jacky D. Casimir. Former NCO United States Marine Corps., graduated as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from Devry University.
"... I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am of having you as my former professor. However, to me YOU ARE MY PROFESSOR FOR LIFE! You not only taught the school material at hand, but you also taught me about REAL life. I remember one time, because of my TYPE 2 diabetes, I was feeling discouraged and wanted to quit, but you told me that I’m bigger than any sickness in my life, and now, I no longer have type 2, and I sincerely thank you for that.
Aside from that, I’m writing this letter because Cleveland clinic hired another biomedical engineer as a specialist in autoclaves and he’s also your former student from another school called Brown Mackie College Miami, he is Mitchel Hernandez. Lol, all 3 of us is working for the same company, at the same facility, at the same time!
That proves what you have done with us have worked, because the students that followed your instructions are now working in the field. I remember when you gave me so much material that overwhelmed me in school and you and I was having problems with each other. But now that I’m at Cleveland Clinic Weston, working as a biomedical engineer, I can only say thank you for everything you taught me. It really did prepare me for this high-level engineering career. Otherwise, this career would be impossible without your guidance at school. Thank you."
Maurice Peters, Clinical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Florida, graduated as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
"With Professor Rios I learned the value of being technically practical and functional to be useful and productive, beyond what you can find in the books. His teaching methods and skills we learn form him will make a difference to work in the field, because he teaches skills that the actual job market demands.
I recognize that with Professor Rios I learned to investigate through the internet and to locate data about circuits I did not know. In their classes not only spoke of devices and circuits (hardware), or data and algorithms (software), but also of the new communication and learning relationships, based on teamwork, and the possibility of establishing relationships based on mutual benefit, assertiveness and active instruction.
When I went to do my internship at Clevelan Clinic, I had the feeling I knew it all because everything I saw at the hospital, I have already learned from Professor Rios's classes on a practical level. The internship just added hands on to what I learned in class. This gave me confidence and security. Thanks to the method of Professor Rios in which theory and practice are combined, it was not difficult for me to develop in each of the areas of the hospital, which is why I highlight Rios' contribution to educational innovation, supported by his ability to act not only in the classroom but also in the working environment."
Wilfrid Thervil (Nassau, Bahamas), graduated in 2016 as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
"... I wanted to once again express my heartfelt gratitude to you for being so instrumental in my current career success. I was reluctand at first about choosing Cleveland Clinic as my externship site because of the distance and the commute. But in the end it was worth it. I feel my experience at Cleveland Clinic was a key to being hired at GE Healthcare first as an intern and then as a permanent employee. I only wish I had gotten more hands-on trainning at Brown Mackie College but you can only do so much I suppose. You went out of your way and even joined me at Cleveland Clinic as a fellow volunteer to make sure I was acquiring beneficial knowledge. Very few, if any, professor actually do that for their students. I just wanted to write you and let you know how much I appreciate all your hard work and dedication..."
Alfred Seijas, graduated as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from Brown Mackie College.
"Professor Rios teaches us in the classes projects and tasks that require us to learn from medical teams, without having to be saturated with unhelpful theories. In my practical experience at the Cleveland Clinic, we did preventive and corrective maintenance of the equipment, as well as learning how to communicate with patients and nurses. His classes will mark us throughout life. I would like to highlight Professor Rios' interest in finding us an area in reference hospitals where we will not only gain experience but also a curriculum for the future."
Ellijah Destin, hired by General Electric, after graduating as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
"In the internships with Professor Rios at the Cleveland Clinic, I became familiar with all the technology of the hospital environment, from the maintenance of medical equipment, defibrillators, patient monitors IV Pumps and all medical equipment. Professor Rios is convinced that motivation is the key to learning, not only care that the student learns but also takes additional time to teach us." His passion for teaching is amazing."
Dyana González, graduated as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
"I hope you find yourself doing well. I want to thank you for being there for me and encouraging me. When I first started DeVry online in July I thought to myself this is going to be hard". Since I have four children and work full time I wanted to give up so many times. I really liked how you made sure that we had your contact information and you had your students. It was always so easy to get in contact with you when needed. I remember towards the end of the school session I called you while on my break at work, I was so stressed out because I had so much going on. I told you I just feel like giving up on school. I never forget the words you told me, “No don’t give up Evelyn, you can do this”. If I would’ve never spoken to you that day, I would’ve given up. I am currently on my second session about to go on my third session. You’re a great Professor and I am very thankful for your encouragement and motivation. I will be requesting DeVry University to have you for the rest of my classes. Never forget how great you are Professor Rios