About the programme
In June 2017 ten Applied Medical Sciences students participated in a new summer programme at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. They spent 6 weeks in Houston where they were hosted by BCM's Department of Surgery Incubator.
The students worked on group and individual projects which focused on the development of new medical devices, as well as participating in activities such as surgery observations, think tanks, surgical simulations, data collection, histology and lab work. The students returned having secured over $20,000 in R&D funding for their projects.
It is anticipated that the programme will run on an annual basis (subject to capacity at Baylor College of Medicine) and applications for the 2018 programme are currently open.