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Week 4: Prototypes and Communication

While we (Michael, Erica, and myself) were sitting in the hot springs in Arenal this past Saturday, Michael asked us what the most challenging part of the internship has been. The answer was simple and immediate: the language barrier. I … Continue reading

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Week Three: Projects, First Steps, Culture

If you’ve ever had an internship, especially those in medical industry, you probably know one thing above all else to be true. The first week is a lot of training, document reading, and a general feeling of I have no … Continue reading

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Week 3: Pupusas and Dory

I’ve finished the second week of my internship and my third week in Costa Rica. This week at Boston Scientific has been filled with a lot more research about the materials and processes that will be used in the new … Continue reading

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Internship

Starting an internship is always nerve-wracking—similar to the feeling of a first day at school or tightening the tie for that first sign-in at a new job. Unsure what to expect, with a fear of the worst and a hope … Continue reading

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Week 2: Boston Scientific

Week 1 of my internship at Boston Scientific is complete! It’s been exciting to settle into the place where I’ll be working for the rest of the summer, meet a lot of people, and learn about my project. This is … Continue reading

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In Costa Rica!

Do you know the feeling that feeling? It’s an itch in the back of the mind: “They aren’t telling me everything”. Sometimes it’s subtle, just a whisper of suspicion, but sometimes—as is the case for the Healthcare System in Costa … Continue reading

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Week 1: Reflections

It’s been a very busy and eye-opening first week in Costa Rica. Throughout the week, we visited hospitals and clinics to gain insight into the Costa Rican healthcare system. We spoke with doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff, toured the … Continue reading

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Off to Costa Rica!

I am just a few days into the Global Medical Innovation program and I am already really enjoying it and looking forward to everything to come. I chose this program because of its unique emphasis on medical device design with a global focus. … Continue reading

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Day One

It’s easy to forget the little things in the wake of such great change. Less than two weeks ago I was sitting beneath the Arizona sun (albeit at 7000ft in Flagstaff—home to world class runner, world class hipsters, and the … Continue reading

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