Scott is currently a fourth year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School, with research and career  interests in orthopedic surgery. He obtained his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering along with a minor in Multidisciplinary  Design with a Global Health specialization from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in 2012. Scott spent  the summer of 2011 traveling China as part of a corporately funded ethnographic research project focused on clinical  needs assessment. From the needs identified in their research, Scott and his team developed and patented a  laparoscopic surgical instrument. He again returned to China in 2012 as a project team site leader with a new cohort of  students. Scott’s expertise are mainly centered on clinical needs assessment, including development of need  statements, down-selection criteria, user requirements, and engineering specifications, with a uniquely clinical expertise from his background and experiences in the medical field.