An important goal of CBAC is to enhance and promote education and training in biomedical engineering, life sciences, and clinical medicine. The cross-disciplinary structure of CBAC facilitates a synergistic relationship between training, research and clinical medicine. The educational component of CBAC builds on graduate programs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Medical School. Through the CBAC, graduate students and scientists in engineering and life sciences can participate in clinical lectures, seminars, case presentations and clinical procedures such as diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in the catheterization laboratory. Similarly, post-M.D. clinical fellows can participate in lectures and seminars in the basic science departments and in research projects in the basic science laboratories.