Challenge and solution

Challenge

Challenge

Observing the gap between the skills and level of preparation of recent medical school graduates and the challenges that face them immediately within hectic, real-world hospital environments, the JeffDESIGN team considered how they might make a difference in how health professionals are trained. The goal is to encourage the creativity, on-the-spot problem solving, and spirit of initiative that is asked of physicians.

Solution

Solution

After exploring available desktop 3D printing options, the JeffDESIGN team found Ultimaker printers not only offer precision and reliability to compete with the high-cost industrial additive manufacturing tools typically purchased by a hospital system, but the user experience and clean, professional appearance give busy health professionals the confidence to roll up their sleeves and engage with the tool and design challenges.

Results

Innovation-driven education

Innovation-driven education

Making 3D printing accessible to medical students enables and empowers them to invent their own solutions to healthcare challenges.

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Powerful learning aids

Powerful learning aids

Future doctors get deeper understanding of design methodology through participation in workshops and successful completion of deliverables.

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Fast and low-cost prototypes

Fast and low-cost prototypes

JeffDESIGN accelerates the designing and prototyping process of medical devices by combining design thinking principles and the use of 3D printers.

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Hands-on experience

Hands-on experience

Students apply design thinking principles to develop new solutions for real-life problems and strive to make a real difference in the quality of care of patients.

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