Author Archives: Sanjana

Back to Rice!

This first month back at Rice has been challenging, rewarding, and full of surprises. Being back at Rice as a graduate student has been quite an adjustment, but I think I am finally getting the hang of things. Implementation projects, … Continue reading

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The End of an Incredible Summer

  On the morning of our flight out to Costa Rica, way back in May, I was a bit of a mess. I had known this day was fast approaching, but I still hadn’t quite wrapped my head around the … Continue reading

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The Final Push

I had another week full of reading, writing, and learning! My supervisors returned this week, and I had the opportunity to meet with them to discuss wrapping up the internship. Because I began working on my projects while they were … Continue reading

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Week 9: Taking Charge

This week was a little slower for me! Because my supervisors are out of town, I was, unfortunately, unable to do much hands-on work at the office. Instead, I had to be more proactive in finding things to do. I … Continue reading

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Week 8: Accountability

We are halfway through the internship! This week, I spent more time on the production floor. We were performing a confirmation build for one of Boston Scientific’s new catheters. Our goal was to test different curing conditions in order to … Continue reading

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Week 7: Getting into a Rhythm

I’m finally getting into a rhythm at Boston Scientific! This week, I devoted the bulk of my time to really learning the nitty gritty details of my project. During the first week of our internship, I set a few key … Continue reading

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Internship, Part One!

This week, we started our internships at Boston Scientific! I am working in the Process Development department at the Coyol site. It’s been a really exciting first week, full of learning, adjusting, and growing. I am looking forward to learning … 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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Dialoasis, Design, and Determination

Heading into our big implementation week, I spent a lot of time thinking about dialysis, and what exactly we were setting out to accomplish. My motivation for joining the GMI program was driven by the desire to work to improve … Continue reading

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Welcome to the jungle!

Guanacaste has been quite an adventure! We have been staying at Earth University un Liberia, which is a small school in the middle of a forest. The first thing we noticed after arriving was the incredible diversity of wildlife. Our … Continue reading

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