ANES 7601

Introduction to Medical Device Innovation


Mason Ste. Marie
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

Must be an MS4 student


Catalog Description: Introduction to medical device innovation will provide a 4 week experience for fourth year medical students to immerse themselves in the world of medical device innovation. Students will have opportunities to visit industry and see first hand how medical devices are developed. Students will come to the course with their own ideas and gain experience with prototyping in our own Bakken medical devices center and will work with the Carlson School of Management to participate in the evaluation lab and perform a marketability assessment of their idea.


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Site Code Site Name Notes
UM-1007 Bakken Medical Devices Center MMC 95. Students will also attend the Design of Medical Devices Conference.

Required session attendance: Daily attendance required

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

Direct Patient Care: No

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please email the course coordinator for permission to schedule.

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to explain the basic principles of medical device innovation and will be able to apply this knowledge to improve the care of their patients.

Graded Components: End of clerkship presentation, mid-clerkship proposal, mid-clerkship marketability assessment

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does Not Apply