2020 Dates: June 15 – July 17
The Medical Device Development Bootcamp at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, 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 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:
- Identify user needs for medical devices through primary and secondary research.
- Combine product needs with fundamental science and engineering to develop a prototype medical device for the benefit of society.
- Understand and apply best practices in manufacturing, assembly, quality, and operations for commercialization of medical devices.
- 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.
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.