About Western Medical Innovation Fellowship Program
The Medical Innovation Fellowship program brings together a cross-disciplinary team to collaborate in medical related innovation and development for approximately 10 months. The Fellows learn disciplined product development including FDA and Health Canada requirements, Insurance Reimbursement, Intellectual Property, Business strategies, Creativity Techniques, and Prototyping) at the University of Minnesota and at WORLDiscoveries at Western. The Fellows participate in clinical immersion to observe MDs, nurses, and associated technicians at work in the operating room. After collecting unmet needs, the Fellows define the problem from all angles, working with each other and Western organizations to innovate around these needs with multiple sets of prototyping cycles and bench top testing. The ultimate goal is for the Fellows to bring a new product into the realm of medical innovation.