How does it work?
Students in our path can choose to participate via two routes, Innovation & Entrepreneur. Both types of routes offer unique experiences and challenges for each student, depending on the type of goals of the student. While most of our students start in the Innovation route, following their I&E training and medical training then join with other teammates from various backgrounds (MBA’s, BME’s, JD’s, UM-faculty, Sling Health) to launch a project on the more entrepreneur side of the Path. Each student journey is unique and we welcome all students to learn how their interests can evolve into impacting healthcare in a positive way!
Join our Path either during your M1 or M3 year, depending on your interests and schedule
Join fellow I&E-M1’s in our Innovation Bootcamp where you will receive our fundamental training!
-Select a practice project & team members
-Attend a series of required hands-on workshops to learn the basics in: customer discovery, regulatory, reimbursement, process & systems, eco-systems, stakeholders, how to give a pitch on your idea, and more!
-Online modules to support your continued growth on your schedule
-Exposure to how medical device prototypes are constructed with engineers
-Present your project poster at the Michigan Growth Captial Symposium and network with real biomedical entrepreneurs in healthcare
See the resources below to complete Step 2.
Participate in FFMI fastPACE, a hands-on learning experience that will ready you for real-world business challenges
Identify your capstone mentor
Check in throughout the semester to promote your continued capstone growth and focus on accommodating your medical school curriculum in parallel to completing your capstone
Attend office hours with team members from FFMI, Zell Lurie, and the Office of Tech Transfer to help move your capstone forward
Network with industry
Your capstone project may be individual or as part of a group, but you must submit your capstone report for credit. Example capstone projects include:
• Pitch competitions
• Business presentations
• Launching a startup
• Written business case/plans
• Submitting a patent application
• Building prototypes
• Poster presentations
• White papers
• Summary report on critical analysis
What the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence Can Do for You:
• Recognition from the Dean
• Gain professional and leadership skills
• Network with key contacts
• Add to your résumé or CV
• Enhance applications for a MBA or dual degree program
• Find an internship
• Start a venture
• Launch a startup
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) commercialization education courses and sessions such as FFMI firstPACE, FFMI fastPACE, self-guided online modules, and PACE events.
Sling Health – a student organization that offers practical team management and technical expertise
Medical Innovation Group – a social network of medical students interested in biomedical innovation