Starting on July 8th, 2024 incoming students in the Medical Device Design MS program will complete an 8 week Clinical practicum and design workshops to conduct guided needs finding. This unique experience is the foundation of all design activities completed throughout the year. After an introduction by our clinical director, Dr. Jonathan Stone, students spend three days each week observing and interacting with a variety of clinical teams. They observe surgeries, speak with company representatives, get to know the residents, attending surgeons, and nursing staff, and they become familiar with the scheduling and flow of different medical and surgical specialties.
Our students have observed in orthopaedic surgery, plastics, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, electrophysiology labs, prosthetic clinics, neurosurgery, colorectal surgery, and pain clinics. They have seen both routine and highly specialized procedures and often have a chance to observe as new technologies are introduced to or adopted by our clinical teams. Spending this much time in the operating room environment and following up on clinical rounds is an ideal way for students to understand the “pains and gains” of their potential clinical customers. They understand the importance of quality of care, time management, and most importantly have developed skills in identifying unmet clinical needs in the operating room.
Embrace the incredible opportunity to combine your engineering background with the life-saving work of the clinical space. As you enter the operating room, bring your skills to the table and become an invaluable asset to the medical profession. The Clinical Practicum is the perfect place to cultivate your talents and make a difference in people’s lives. Compelling innovation and revolutionary breakthroughs are possible when we work together to meld engineering and medicine. Join the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation, as we discover new paths that positively transform the world and develop new techniques that elevate the level of care for everyone. Invest in your future, and make a difference in the world with your abilities. The Clinical Practicum empowers you to make a life-changing impact!
As a biomedical engineer, imagine the amazing impact you could make by gaining experience and knowledge in the operating room! With this opportunity, you can enhance your critical thinking, evaluation, and decision-making skills. Collaborating with clinicians and shadowing surgeries will allow you to gain a unique perspective and create innovative solutions that will improve patient outcomes. At our institution, we empower our students to take the lead and make a real difference in the healthcare industry. It’s not just about gaining skills, but also about gaining the confidence to use them and make a positive impact on people’s lives. So, go ahead and take that leap towards your brightest future as an inspiring biomedical engineer!
The Clinical Immersion program offered by the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) is an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the medical technology industry. The program offers students the chance to participate in clinical rotations at one of the top research facilities in New York and work on design projects in collaboration with clinical mentors. Through this program, students can form connections with medical professionals and gain a deeper understanding of the medical technology field. With the support of experienced faculty, students can learn to innovate and improve medical devices with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Overall, the CMTI Clinical Immersion program is an exceptional opportunity for any aspiring medical technology professional looking to gain hands-on experience in the field.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES
SMITH & NEPHEW
CARDINAL HEALTH INC.
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC.
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC.