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.
“The time I spent abroad and my involvement in GHDI is one of the most frequent things on my resume that gets brought up during my interviews for orthopaedic surgery residency. It will also provide me with a great background to continue my involvement with medical device development later in my career as a surgeon.”
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