RES 7512 Private Sector Research



Prior approval required
During Year 1 and 2 elective weeks

This course is an exploratory course intended to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the research activities and functions inside a startup biomedical technology company (pharmaceutical drug development, medical device, healthcare, IT, and/or contract research organization). It is intended for participants who are interested in understanding how medical expertise can be applied in a commercial research setting. The course is setup primarily as a shadowing activity, with students spending time in different client companies at the Innovation Center. There will be a set of introductory classroom events designed to provide background information regarding commercialization processes in healthcare, as well as final discussion sessions designed to review career options and mechanisms for medical professionals to engage in commercialization projects. In addition, we may have guest speakers join us during the week to provide their perspective on the topics we are discussing.