About the programme
Every year students from BSc Applied Medical Sciences are given the opportunity to participate in a Summer Innovation Programme at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. The students spend 6 weeks in Houston where they are hosted by BCM's Interdisciplinary Surgical Technology and Innovation Center (INSTINCT) in the Department of Surgery.
Students on the programme work on group and individual projects which focus on the development of new medical devices, and participate in activities such as surgery observations, think tanks, surgical simulations, data collection, histology and lab work. The first programme, which ran in June 2017, saw the students return to Swansea having secured over $20,000 in R&D funding for their projects.