June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Innovations are needed in the healthcare system to enhance patient care and health, while reducing costs. Educating quality bioengineers trained to identify and solve healthcare problems will prepare them to develop solutions. Improving team-based design experiences driven by new projects drawn from unmet clinical needs is a strategy to train engineers while simultaneously addressing healthcare problems. Practical aspects of eventual commercialization and healthcare intricacies are also a necessary part of student training to meet health, medical device, and patient needs while also controlling costs.
Thus, to improve student learning and design capabilities, a training process occurred through a program funded by the National Institute of Health and supplemented with VentureWell funds, of which a third year is completed. A summer experience was developed for Summer Scholars that consisted of an overview of the Stanford Biodesign Process, physiology basics, clinical immersion, informatics, intellectual property basics, regulatory basics, business perspectives, and development of best practices. Deliverables included need statements, specifications, and projects development plans. The process is then to carryout capstone projects to be designed and developed, which were discovered through the needs finding and needs specification process during the summer.
This paper will provide an overview of the summer experience; survey data and feedback from Summer Scholars; the evolution of the summer experience based on feedback from the Summer Scholars and instructors; discussion of needs, needs statements and capstone projects as outcomes of the summer experience and next steps.
Kadlowec, J., & Merrill, T., & Sood, S., & Greene Ryan, J., & Attaluri, A., & Hirsh, R. A. (2017, June), Clinical Immersion and Team-Based Design: Into a Third Year Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28040
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