InnovateMD is an educational program within Duke MEDx designed to provide medical/surgical trainees and faculty with an educational and experience-based opportunity to collaborate with engineering students and faculty in the field of medical device innovation. The program was co-founded in early 2016 by David Ranney, MD, Resident in General Surgery, and Ken Gall, PhD, Associate Director of Duke MEDx and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
InnovateMD provides opportunities via two separate pathways: (1) a competitive one-year full-immersion fellowship for clinical trainees who will learn the process of medical device development from the early stages of needs finding to commercialization and starting a business, or (2) as a centralized educational platform for trainees and faculty outside of the fellowship program to learn this process with the goal of forming a team around a specific clinical project. The mission of InnovateMD is to serve as an educational “hub” that complements the projects and initiatives of MEDx and the various clinical departments at Duke Health.
- Opportunities for clinical observation
- Project-based learning experience
- Didactic course participation (fellowship only)
- Seminars from faculty, entrepreneurs, and industry experts
- Networking events on and off campus
- Mentorship from medical, surgical, and engineering faculty
- Dedicated resources and workshops
Please direct questions to David Ranney at email@example.com.