Category Archives: Anna

Preparing for Brazil and the Month of October

It’s been two weeks since my last blog post, and I wanted to update everyone on what I’ve been doing, and what I plan to do for the next month of October! I’ve been developing an app that can help … Continue reading

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September: Intro to REDCap Teledermatology Implementation Project

This past month has been the maiden voyage of many things: graduate school at Rice University, living in Texas, and my implementation project. I’m still not used to the beauty of campus at Rice- I don’t think I’ll ever get … Continue reading

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Week 11: If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (to go back to Costa Rica)

It has been 11 weeks in Costa Rica, and my time here has come to an end. I’ve observed hospitals, stood in on medical procedures, built a prototype room for dialysis, and worked in teams with Costa Ricans varying from … Continue reading

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Week 10: Learning From Others

This week I worked mostly on Project 3, creating and verifying a test method and test method validation protocol for colonoscopy devices. Since I only have one week left in Costa Rica, I wanted to make sure I made the … Continue reading

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Week 9: As One Project Ends, Another Begins!

A lot has happened this week! Project 1 successfully reached its goal and ended. Because of this, I’ve been assigned a 3rd project! In this project there have been issues with a device used in colonoscopies recently- a wire loop … Continue reading

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Week 8: Turning Limones into Limonada

This week presented me with the challenge of time: too much of it! Both of my projects hit a speed bump, and I found myself with more autonomy than expected. On Monday morning I converted my potential solutions for Project … Continue reading

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Week 7: Acid and Collaboration

In last week’s blog I did some research on ideas to solve Project 1- adjusting various elements of a process to change the color of wires from brown to silver. This week my coworker Veronica and I got to test … Continue reading

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Week 6: First Week On The Job!

This week I began my internship as a Quality and Process Development(QAPD) Engineer at Boston Scientific. I would describe the environment at the QAPD department as friendly, cohesive and extremely welcoming. Everyone in the QAPD department eats lunch together, and … 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 4: The best kind of learning isn’t from textbooks

This past week was completely devoted to our implementation project! The implementation project was created by last year’s Rice students who identified a need with peritoneal dialysis patients. We were given their background research and Solidworks designs with dimensions. The … Continue reading

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