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How are SMDP MedTech Scholars selected?
A selection committee composed of representatives from the medical technology industry carries out student selection for SMDP MedTech.  The committee evaluates applicants based on predetermined criteria. Their recommendations are compiled and a summary report is used to determine the final selection of participants.

Objective Criteria:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of United States and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without current or future sponsorship (e.g. H1-B status)
  • Must be Hispanic American, Pacific Islander, African American or American Indian
  • Must be a postbaccalaureate or graduate students
  • Must be interested in a career in the medical technology industry
  • Cannot have participated in the program before

Qualitative Criteria:

  • Relevance and quality of research
  • Usefulness of the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program to the applicant
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Professionalism

How is SMDP MedTech publicized and how are applicants invited?
The International Center for Professional Development (ICPD) distributes information through its websites and sends emails directly to universities and organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico.  Former Scholars have also become a large source for word of mouth referrals.

Who serves on the SMDP MedTech Scholar selection committee?
The SMDP MedTech Selection Committee is composed of representatives from the medical technology industry.

What does the SMDP MedTech Scholar selection process entail?

  • Once applications are received, we conduct a preliminary screening to ensure that adequate information has been received.
  • We ensure that all objective criteria are met.
  • Members of the Selection Committee review applicant records.
  • Each selection committee member provides selection recommendations.
  • Recommendations are compiled and a summary report is sent to the selection committee
  • The top applicants are identified and notified of their selection.  Applicants that are not selected to participate are also notified.

Have a Question?
Contact Dustie Savage at
 or call 951 599-4956.


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