Ejiroghene Davies-Okarevu starts Medical School!

Congratulations EJ!

Exciting Update from Our CMTI Community:

EJ, one of our brilliant 2022 alumni and a key player in the cardiovascular team during her time with us, has recently embarked on a new adventure as a medical student at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences! After enriching her experience in the industry at Sterling Medical Devices, she’s now continuing to make waves in the medical field. 

Cheers to you, EJ! Here’s to your continued success and the extraordinary journey ahead. 


Congratulations! Brittany Garrison hired at Globus Medical!

2017 Alumnus of the CMTI program, Brittany Garrison, was hired as an Associate Product Manager by Globus Medical in the Greater Philadelphia Area.   Brittany was a member of the Orthopaedic group in 2017 that worked on a surgical probe for posterior spinal instrumented fusion (PSIF) surgery as a member of…

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Alice (Chou) Bachert

"Don’t be afraid to network with alumni if you need any career advice. Internships are invaluable if you plan to work in the medical device industry"

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Ali Anoff, JD

"I would suggest that students who are interested in patent law take every possible opportunity to hone their technical writing skills. I would also encourage students to establish a strong technical background including conducting research. When I interviewed for patent law jobs, I was surprised that many perspective employers were more interested in the research that I did at UR, than the criminal litigation work I had done during law school."

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Matthew Vessa

"1. Network, network, network. 2. Only you can drive your career – look to others you admire for guidance. Always have a mentor. 3. Don’t lose the passion. If you do, redirect or reconfigure but don’t remain. 4. Stay current through reading or education."

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Carrie Voycheck, PhD

"My advice to current students would be to be open to new opportunities as they come and not to rule anything out because it wasn’t part of your original plan or because you don’t think you are a perfect fit for the position. Most likely you will not end up on the exact career path you had initially set out for. It’s good to have a plan, but don’t be afraid to stray from it when opportunities present themselves – You may come across something you never even knew existed! Try something and if you don’t like it, try something else. When applying and interviewing, I would encourage you to think about the more general and overarching skills you have developed and emphasize these more than specific details or tasks."

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Dan Mendelson

"Try and figure out what you want to do with your career as early as possible, by doing a variety of internships, research activities, or whatever else may apply to your given field. This will allow you to focus your educational preferences and more quickly master the skills you need to become an expert in your field. Additionally, never be content and never stop asking questions and trying to learn new things, as this is extremely important in career development."

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