Postgraduate Fellowship

12 Month Program / 4 Fellows a year

One-year innovation fellowship that accelerates the development of novel medical technologies to transform patient care

Early-career MD, MBA, MS / PhDs interested in healthcare innovation and new venture creation with a surgical innovation fellowship for MDs

  • Recruits early-stage professionals across disciplines (MD, MBA, MS / PhD)

  • Implements a clinically-validated model for IP creation and company formation

  • Leverages entrepreneurial ecosystem through campus-wide and industry partnerships

  • Surgical Innovation Fellowship track targets MD leaders in training

  • Establishes UCLA as a destination for early-stage innovators

Graduate Student Program

6 Month Program / 60 Students a year

Two-quarter interdisciplinary graduate course that teaches a framework for entrepreneurship in medtech

Graduate students across medicine, engineering, life science, and business seeking training in entrepreneurship and the medtech industry

  • Project-oriented venture teams develop medical device, diagnostic and digital health solutions for unmet clinical needs

  • Workshops on design thinking, rapid prototyping, market analysis, healthcare economics, regulatory pathways, and business model generation

  • Industry and clinical mentorship accelerate developmental milestones

  • Inventorship opportunity for students with viable prototypes

Resident Clinical Advisor Program

3 or 6 Month Mentorship / 5 Residents a year

Short-term 3 month program for surgical residents developing skills in medical innovation, technology development, and entrepreneurship

Surgical residents seeking à la carte training in medtech, entrepreneurship, and innovation through mentorship and online modules

  • Online programming allows residents to audit lectures on key elements of medtech development on flexible schedule.

  • Mentorship matching with venture teams addressing needs of clinical interest

  • Interaction with large manufacturers and early-stage companies across medical device, diagnostic and digital health sectors

  • Opportunity for IP development