2020 Dates: June 15 – July 17

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The Medical Device Development Bootcamp is a five-week experiential learning opportunity for students interested in learning the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices. It is a great entry into KGI’s Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering (MSMDE) program.

The program is delivered in three concurrent parts that are integrated to enhance each other:

Technical Skills Development

Technical skills workshops provide instruction on practical skills through short, interactive lectures. Each workshop introduces concepts and is accompanied with team activities to directly apply and practice the skill.

Application to Team-Based Project

Participants work in teams of 4-5 throughout the program with faculty advisors on applied medical device and diagnostic projects. Projects include collaborations with industry partners and translational research.

Industry Exposure

Industry experts are invited to lunch-and-learn conversations about their experiences in the industry and provide advice in response to participants questions. On-site visits are also arranged to local medical device companies to see first-hand some of the engineering operations of a company.

A distinguishing feature of this program is the Medical and Assistive Device (MAD) Lab, where participants will spend a majority of their time designing and prototyping devices in a collaborative environment under the guidance of MSMDE faculty.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify user needs for medical devices through primary and secondary research.
  2. Combine product needs with fundamental science and engineering to develop a prototype medical device for the benefit of society.
  3. Understand and apply best practices in manufacturing, assembly, quality, and operations for commercialization of medical devices.
  4. Contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex design and engineering problems

Who should apply?

Sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students interested in medical device development currently enrolled in a STEM program.

Sample Schedule

Participants should anticipate activities Monday through Friday each day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please view our schedule below from last year, and check back soon for a tentative 2020 schedule.

Week 1: Usability

Weekday
Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Monday
Welcome/Team Building
Lunch with Careers Beyond the Bench Program
Meeting with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Tuesday
User Needs and Usability
 
Meeting with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Wednesday
Site Visit to Beckman Coulter
 
Meeting with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Thursday
Presentation Skills
Andrew Barajas, MBS ’14 Sr. Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences
Meeting with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Friday
Progress Presentations
 
No Activities

Week 2: Product Development (User Needs to Concept Design)

Weekday
Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Monday
Design Thinking
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Tuesday
 
Site Visit to Cardea Bio
 
Wednesday
Computer Aided Design
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Thursday
 
Independence Day Holiday (July 4)
No Activities
 
Friday
 
No Activities
 

Week 3: Product Development (Concept to Prototype)

Weekday
Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Monday
Prototyping
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Tuesday
Site Visit to Edwards Lifesciences
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Wednesday
Electronics and Sensors
Lunch and YogurtLand
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Thursday
Design for Assembly
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Friday
Progress Presentations
 
No Activities

Week 4: Manufacturing and Quality (Prototype to Product)

Weekday
Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Monday
Manufacturing and Quality
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Tuesday
Regulatory Affairs
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Wednesday
Site Visits to Claremont Bio and Analytik Jena
 
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Thursday
Devices of the Future
Fred Hogarth, Automation Engineer, Applied Medical
Meetings with Project Advisor and Teamwork
Friday
Final Presentations
Parting Celebration (snacks and good-byes)
No Activities