Monthly Archives: July 2017

Week 6: Starting My Internship at Boston Scientific

This week was the start of our internship at Boston Scientific, which will take up the rest of our time here in Costa Rica. My (and Josh’s) role for the next six weeks is to support manufacturing engineers through various … Continue reading

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Week 6: The Intern

Week Six opened up the doors to our final phase of the summer- our internships at Boston Scientific! I couldn’t be more excited to begin gaining industry experience, but at the same time I had so many unanswered questions leading … Continue reading

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The Final Course!

This week, we got to participate in an industry course on medical device implementation taught by Dr. Richardson. This course was hosted at Establishment Labs in Coyol, and our fellow students were employees at various medical device companies here in … Continue reading

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Week 5: Implementing and Implants

The Importance of Implementation With the Medical Device Industry gravitating towards innovation, optimization and branching out into emerging markets, it is essential as engineers to understand the implementation of a product. We often get caught up in the R&D aspect … Continue reading

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Week 5: A Sneak Peak Into Our Boston Scientific Internships

In the past five weeks in Costa Rica, we have taken three short courses that have delved into the entire product development process- covering the front and back ends. As a recap, the first class was taught by Paul Fearis … Continue reading

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Week 5: Manufacturing Knowledge

My grandparents often ask me what I like designing as an engineer, but what they don’t realize is all the behind-the-scenes work that goes from conceptualizing a device idea to bringing it to market. I can understand their confusion, though. … Continue reading

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Week 5: Final Short Course and Breast Implant Tour

This past week we began our final short course with Costa Rican professionals from various companies. I was looking forward to this course as it contained a broad overview of all divisions of medical devices: Research & Development, Legal, Manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Week 5: Implementation

This week, we made our way back to San Jose, the nation’s capital, for a Medical Device Implementation short course. The class was taught by our own Dr Richardson to the 8 GMI students and 25 professionals from medical device … Continue reading

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Implementation: Eviva La Vida

  The medical device product development process consists of three main steps: identification, innovation, and implementation. We spent our first several weeks in Costa Rica focused on identifying unmet needs throughout various hospitals in the country, including Clinica Biblica, Hospital … Continue reading

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Design for Manufacture

This week, Dr. Richardson led us in another short course. He employed the model of learn-by-doing as we created a presentation every afternoon regarding our product and incorporating what we had learned in the morning. We were in groups with … Continue reading

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