MDD is a learning opportunity for students interested in the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices.
The Medical Device Development Bootcamp (MDD) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is an experiential learning opportunity for students interested in learning the process of designing and manufacturing medical devices. It is offered in two formats—a two-week synchronous online program, and a four-week in-person program at the KGI campus.
Participants will learn how to assess user needs and generate ideas for devices that meet those needs. Additional workshops will cover topics such as risk management, manufacturing and quality, and regulatory affairs. During the program, visitors from the industry will share their experiences. Participants will work in teams with faculty advisors to translate those ideas into designs. On-campus participants will create prototypes of their designs in the Medical and Assistive Device Lab.
MDD is a great entry into KGI’s Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering program.
The program is delivered in three concurrent parts that are integrated to enhance each other.
Technical skills workshops provide instruction on practical skills through short, interactive sessions. Each workshop introduces concepts and is accompanied with team activities to directly apply and practice the skill. Online participants will be mailed a kit to perform several activities in their home.
Participants work in teams of 4-5 throughout the program with faculty advisors on applied medical device and diagnostic projects.
Industry experts are invited to zoom lunch-and-learn conversations to discuss their experiences in the medical device industry and provide advice in response to participants’ questions.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
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An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:
We will review applications on a rolling basis. We take a holistic look at each applicant, and place great importance on letters of recommendation and your personal statement. We will strive to notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible.
Note for prospective international students: KGI has filed a petition update to Form I-17 “Petition For Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” for this program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Upon approval, KGI will be able to issue I-20s to students wishing to apply for an F-1 student visa.
Sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students interested in medical device development currently enrolled in a STEM program.
There is a $20 application fee.
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