UCLA Biodesign is pioneering healthcare innovation.  Uniting stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem, UCLA Biodesign seeks to transform medicine through the development of novel technologies.  Education and training are central to UCLA Biodesign’s mission. UCLA Biodesign works with industry partners and the medical community to advance solutions that deliver improved value and outcomes to patients worldwide.

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Our mission is to train the
next generation of healthcare transformers

Biodesign Process

UCLA Biodesign Fellows follow a three-stage development process that forms the cornerstone of their entrepreneurial journey.  Over the course of the year-long fellowship, trainees learn the fundamentals of product development – from the identification of clinical opportunities to the initiation of a new venture.

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Meaningful clinical opportunities


Solution development


Venture creation


The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity at a world-class health organization.  UCLA Biodesign utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assemble a team of fellows that tackle some of today’s most challenging clinical needs.  Development opportunities are aimed at transformative technologies – from advanced devices to sophisticated digital therapeutics.

UCLA Biodesign invites engineering, medicine, design, and computer science professionals to join us in our mission to transform healthcare. Fellows have the opportunity to leverage clinical and health IT resources at UCLA Health through clinical immersion across disciplines. Working in an interdisciplinary team, fellows leverage combined expertise in engineering, design, medicine, and business to develop solution that will transform patient care.

Fellows receive curated instruction during a two week bootcamp and mentorship throughout the program from industry professionals with domain expertise across the healthcare ecosystem.

A dedicated UCLA Biodesign Innovation Fellowship track is available to current UCLA Health residents and fellows, and a Business Creation Option Biodesign Fellowship is offered to executive and fully-employed MBAs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Fellowship Applications

The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is a competitive position seeking experienced professionals with:

  • Strong creative interest in technology development and / or proven record of entrepreneurial activities
  • Experience in product / software development, product design, or engineering preferred
  • An advanced degree in engineering or computer science (MS/PhD), design (MS), business (MBA), nursing, medicine (MD) or equivalent
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Application is now open

Fall 2019

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