Monthly Archives: July 2016

Week 8: Positive People

One thing I will definitely miss when I leave Costa Rica in just two weeks is the people. I have had such a positive experience with everyone here, at my internship, in the short course, and while exploring the country. … Continue reading

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Week 8: A Little on Costa Rica

Nearly two months have passed now since we boarded the plane to Costa Rica. I didn’t know what to expect and perhaps, as a prospective student Dear Reader (if that is what you are), you are unsure as well. After … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy – Week 8

This past week of work flew by! As I expected, the four-day work week was quite busy. My projects have really been picking up, with multiple deadlines quickly approaching. The most recent team project I was put on has been … Continue reading

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Week 7: Internship Reflections

At the end of the fifth week of my internship, I reflect on my time at Boston Scientific so far. I am working in the Process Development (PD) department. This is an area that I didn’t know much about before … Continue reading

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Week Seven – Live and Learn

There are good weeks. These weeks leave you feeling a sense of accomplishment and pride—a knowledge that time has passed and you’ve leapt forward into new territory, conquered fading enemies, completed missions, made new connections, even found a niche in … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Last Few Weeks – Week 7

Erica, Jeannette, and I are just returning from our three-day beach vacation in Manuel Antonio, coming back to San Jose rested, relaxed, and ready to make the most of the last three weeks of our internships. If the next three … Continue reading

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Short Course v2.0

This week we took part in the second edition of the Medical Innovation Short Course right here in Costa Rica. In my case, this is where I found out about the GMI program last year so it was a slightly … Continue reading

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GMI Short Course – Week 6

We are now more than halfway through our time here in Costa Rica! This week, the GMI students and I took a break from our internships and participated in the Medical Technology Innovation short course taught by Rice professors, Dr. … Continue reading

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Week 6: Medical Technology Innovation

This week we took a break from our internships to participate in the Medical Technology Innovation short course taught by Dr. Richardson and Dr. Wettergreen from Rice. The class was held at Universidad de Costa Rica with students from several … Continue reading

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Week 6: Expectations and Inspirations

We are now more than half way through our Costa Rican experience and this past week was spent in an intensive, collaborative medical product design quick course. With twenty Costa Rican engineering students from a variety of majors, representing the … Continue reading

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