Purpose & Responsibilities:

The International Center for Professional Development, in partnership with medical technology industry sponsors, will host a training session for the 2016 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology, (SMDP MedTech).

The year-long mentoring program brings together diverse graduate students and postdocs for a professional development training experience October 15-19, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.  SMDP MedTech Scholars will be paired with industry mentors from medical technology companies.  After attending training workshops, each Scholar/Mentor team will attend AdvaMed2016: The MedTech Conference.  They work together for one year after the event to carry out a personalized mentoring plan that helps prepare the SMDP MedTech Scholars for careers in the medical technology 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 industry

Who Serves on the SMDP MedTech Outreach & Planning Committee:

  • A designated chairperson
  • Up to two staff representatives from each program sponsor organization
  • Key Minneapolis area stakeholders from collaborating organizations such as universities, associations, government agencies
  • Former SMDP MedTech Scholars
  • Elisabeth Freeman, President, ICPD
  • Scott May, Executive Director, Executive Director, ICPD
  • Dustie Savage, Programs Manager, ICPD

Have a Question?
Contact Elisabeth Freeman at
 or Scott May at
You may also call us at 951 599-4956.


AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference Johnson & Johnson ICPD

Lead Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Program Sponsors
Edwards Lifesciences B. Braun Deloitte Dennis & Linda Fenton St. Jude

Support Sponsors