How to dress and what to bring?
Business attire with comfortable shoes. Scholars, bring 100 business cards and 10 copies of your Resume. Mentors, we encourage you to bring plenty of business cards as well.
Personalized mentoring plan
As part of the SMDP training session, Scholars will complete a personalized mentoring plan with the help of their mentors. The mentoring plan is created on the SMDP portal and can be reviewed/edited online.
Mentee/Mentee pairing will be announced during the SMDP MedTech training session on Sunday, October 8th. Each SMDP MedTech Scholar is paired with an industry mentor and will receive one year of mentoring. The SMDP MedTech Mentorship period begins October 8, 2023 and continues until October 8, 2024.
Year-long virtual mentoring
Following the virtual training session, the SMDP Scholar/Mentor pairs will meet virtually for an hour, once a month at times that they agree upon.
The SMDP Portal: Used to manage your mentoring plan and access ongoing career training materials. A profile is created for all SMDP participants, so you can log on to connect with other Scholars, Mentors and company representatives. You'll receive your username and password for the SMDP Mentoring Portal by email prior to the SMDP MedTech training session.
An orientation for the SMDP Portal will also be provided during the SMDP MedTech training session.
Mentoring Updates: Scholars meet virtually with mentors for at least one hour per month. Following each monthly mentoring meeting, Scholars submit a mentoring update on the SMDP Portal.
Weekly Mentor Moment: As part of their monthly mentoring meetings Scholars and Mentors select and discuss a recent Mentor Moment topic A new Mentor Moment is added to the SMDP each week on Wednesdays.
Addresses Where to go:
Host Hotel - Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
2035 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Scholars, a shared room has been reserved for you
Mentors you will arrange your own accommodation
Informal Dinner & Bowling Saturday, October 7th, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, 71530 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
The event begins at 6:30pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re on the guest list
SMDP MedTech Training Session- Day 1, Sunday, October 8th, J&J Institute Irvine, 31 Technology Drive, Building 29A, Irvine, CA 92618 Click here for parking instructions
Scholars and Mentors must attend this in-person training. 8:00am - 5:15pm
Reception Sunday, October 8th, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802 For parking, we suggest guests park on the 4th floor - closest to the elevator by the EV parking stalls (this is the direct route to the House of Blues). The first hour is free and each additional hour is $3 per hour thereafter.
The reception begins at 6:00pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re already on the guest list and do not need to rsvp.
SMDP MedTech Training Session Day 2, Monday, October 9th, Edwards Lifesciences, 1 Edwards Way, Irvine, CA 92614 - Click here for parking instructions
Scholars and Mentors will attend this in-person training. 8:00am - 1:30pm.
Site-Visit, Monday, October 9th, 2-3pm hosted by: B.Braun, 2525 McGaw Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
2023 The MedTech Conference will be held at the Anaheim Convention, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Scholars, you do NOT need to contact The MedTech Conference for this. Mentors, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you would like to attend. Your registraiton information will be provided during the SMDP MedTech Wrap-up Training Session.
A vegetarian option will be available at all SMDP hosted events. If you have more specific dietary restrictions, please plan on bringing your own food. If you have concerns, please send an email to email@example.com
Have a question
Contact Dustie Savage: firstname.lastname@example.org