Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech)

Purpose & Responsibilities
The International Center for Professional Development, in partnership with medical technology industry sponsors, will host a training session for the 2020 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology, (SMDP MedTech).

The year-long mentoring program brings together diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master or Ph.D.) and early career researchers for a professional development training experience October 4-5, 2020. SMDP MedTech Scholars will be paired with industry mentors from medical technology and consumer healthcare companies. Each Scholar/Mentor team will be provided the opportunity to attend The MedTech Conference. They work together for one year after the training session to carry out a personalized mentoring plan that helps prepare the SMDP MedTech Scholars for careers in industry.

The Outreach & Planning Committee is responsible for:

  • Raising awareness of the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech)
  • Planning the SMDP MedTech Training Session
  • Developing a timeline for all Scholar and Mentor activities
  • Identifying and providing suggestions for program content
  • Recruiting SMDP MedTech Scholars and Mentors
  • Suggesting and recommending speakers
  • Providing oversight for Scholar selection
  • Inviting special guests to attend and participate in the SMDP MedTech Training Session
  • Promoting the “Celebration of Mentoring & Diversity in MedTech” reception by inviting guests to attend
  • Program evaluation and reporting results to sponsor companies and to the public
  • Promoting workforce diversity in the medical technology

Who serves on this Committee?

  • A designated chairperson
  • Up to two staff representatives from each program sponsor organization
  • Key regional stakeholders from collaborating organizations where the training session will occur, such as universities, associations, government agencies
  • Former SMDP MedTech Scholars
  • Elisabeth Valerio, President/CEO, ICPD
  • Scott May, Executive Director, Executive Director, ICPD
  • Dustie Savage, Programs Manager, ICPD

want to know more?
email Elisabeth Valerio: or Scott May:
you may also call: 951 599-4956

Thanks to our sponsors

AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson MD&D Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Amgen Johnson & Johnson Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J
Pfizer The MedTech Conference ICPD Incyte
Abbott Merck Medtronic Baxter Genentech
Boston Scientific Dennis & LInda Fenton Edwards Lifesciences B. Braun Medical, Inc.