Tentative 2019 Dates: June 24 – July 19

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

Participants will learn how to assess user needs and generate ideas for devices that meet those needs. They will then experience the different stages of product development by working in teams to translate new ideas into device designs and then build those designs into prototypes. Finally, they will learn manufacturing and quality control/assurance methods, learning how to take their device from the prototype stage to a manufacturable product.

Each week, there will be an industry speaker that discusses these concepts and a field trip to local medical device companies. 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.

Schedule Overview

Week 1: Usability
Week 2: Product Development (User Needs to Concept Design)
Week 3: Product Development (Concept to Prototype)
Week 4: Manufacturing and Quality (Prototype to Product)


This program is offered at no cost, but participants are responsible for covering housing and meal expenses. Participants who complete the program will receive a $1,000 stipend.