The Medical Device Development Bootcamp at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is a learning opportunity for students interested in the process for designing and manufacturing medical devices. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be offered as two-week, synchronous online programs. It is a great entry into KGI’s Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering (MSMDE) program.

2020 Dates:

  • Session #1: June 15-26
  • Session #2: July 6-17

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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 sessions. Each workshop introduces concepts and is accompanied with team activities to directly apply and practice the skill. Participating students will be mailed a kit to perform several activities in their home. 

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 this year will be focused on technology for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19. 

Industry Exposure 

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:

  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

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Who should apply?

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

Application Deadline

  • June 1 for Session #1
  • June 15 for Session #2

Sample Schedule

Week 1
Morning (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PST)
Lunch (12-1 p.m. PST)
Afternoon (1-5 p.m. PST)
Monday
Welcome / Team Building / Intros
 
COVID and Project Intro
Tuesday
User Needs and Usability
Industry Conversations
Projects
Wednesday
Presentation Skills
Industry Conversations
Projects
Thursday
Design Thinking
Industry Conversations
Projects
Friday
Computer Aided Design
Industry Conversations
Projects + Problem Statement

 

Week 2
Morning (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PST)
Lunch (12-1 p.m. PST)
Afternoon (1-5 p.m. PST)
Monday
Electronics and Sensors
Industry Conversations
Projects
Tuesday
User Interface Design / HFE / Risk Management
Industry Conversations
Projects
Wednesday
Manufacturing and Quality
Industry Conversations
Projects
Thursday
Regulatory
Industry Conversations
Projects
Friday
Presentation Prep
 
Presentations / Celebration