A fundamental aspect of any medical device company is identifying and documenting unmet clinical needs. The CMTI puts you there right at the beginning. Shown are Spencer Rosero, M.D. (Clinical Director of the CMTI) with two CMTI students in the clinic.
The Finger Lakes are one of the gems of Upstate and Central NY. During a trip to Welch Allyn/ Hill Rom, we visited Skaneateles Lake. The cleanest of the Finger Lakes, its water is so pure that the City of Syracuse, New York and other municipalities use it unfiltered.
The CMTI visited nearby Tessy Plastics (Elbridge, NY), a leading contract manufacturer that produces plastic components for medical device companies around the globe (7/23/2015). Seeing biomedical engineering in action provides a first hand perspective on your career.
“The two month rotation gave us the experience to communicate with different types of clinicians and allowed us to really understand how medical devices are used in a clinical setting.”
Every company that builds medical devices needs people that can interact with their customers. CMTI students spend the first two months in the program in the operating room at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentisty. They will continue to interact with surgeons throughout the entire year…
“The CMTI program provided me with explicit regulatory knowledge through the joint IP/FDA course but also equipped me with tools throughout the entire program that I use every day at the FDA. … I met my FDA contact through this same FDA/IP course which is what has landed me a job that I love!”
“I have drawn upon all of my experiences from the CMTI Masters program: from finding clinical needs, to project vetting, to prototype development, to regulatory and IP strategy, and to business plan development. It has all been extremely useful! … the CMTI program has immeasurably helped me discuss,discover, and relate to the…
“The two month clinical rotation was great! It was the first time I’d been in on cases and it was really valuable to have the opportunity to interact with surgeons and physicians on a daily basis.”
“The CMTI makes transitioning into industry easier because you’ve already learned the basics and only have to adjust to the specific details of your company’s procedures and product line once you are hired. The clinical exposure provides an opportunity to better understand what physicians look for in a medical device and how to communicate design concepts to…
The CMTI visited Corning Inc., and the Corning Museum of Glass where they learned about how large companies engage in translating innovative products.