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Surgical Technology and Entrepreneurship

We live in a golden age of surgical technology. New techniques and markets allow us to develop and evaluate interventions at a pace unknown to past generations. New startups regularly flower out of research in university laboratories, with benefits accruing to both companies and scientists. This course will position students precisely at this juncture, giving them a deep perspective on the field and introducing them to the scope, applications, and challenges in medical innovation. They will hear lectures and participate in virtual surgical simulations with Stanford surgeons and scientists. Diving into real-world case studies and discussing their ideas with professionals will prepare them for their final Shark Tank-style project in which they develop and pitch their own innovation. 

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Session Two
Application Now Closed
at the time of application
Scheduled Class Time*

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.


Students should have at least one course in high school biology.