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2015 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology

Modified: September 24, 2015

Graduate students interested in the 2015 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) should apply on the MedTech website.  The program will begin with a 5-day training experience taking place, October 3-7, 2015 in San Diego, California.  Applicants must be post-baccalaureates or graduate students interested in careers in the medtech industry, and be African American, Native American, Hispanic American or Pacific Islander.

As part of the year-long mentoring program, SMDP MedTech Scholars will be paired with industry mentors.  During their time in San Diego, Scholars will be introduced to their mentors and will participate in a 3-day training session during which they will learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching.  After the training Scholars and Mentors will attend AdvaMed 2015: The MedTech Conference. If selected to participate in the program, Scholars receive conference registrations, hotel accommodations, meals and up to $350 in travel reimbursements.

The medical technology industry offers a variety of job functions with tremendous potential for career advancement.  Disciplines and skills in demand at medical device and diagnostic companies generally include: Biomechanical engineering; Biomedical engineering; Computational modeling, simulation and data analytics;  Electrical engineering; Electromechanical engineering; Islet cell transplantation; Materials engineering; Mechanical engineering; Molecular, cellular and tissue engineering; Orthopedic, biomechanical and tissue engineering; Process design engineering; Quality engineering

Interested applicants should email a resume to Elisabeth Freeman, President of International Center for Professional Development (ICPD) and apply directly online. The application deadline will be extended for selected candidates.

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