Innovation in surgery: Developing approaches to help support a culture of innovation among surgical residents

Capstone Summary:

"Surgeons are considered to be very innovative among medical professionals. After talking to surgical residents, we found that most surgical residents (and surgeons) identify needs and pain-points during their surgical practice;  some come up with ideas to solve these pain-points, but not everyone takes these ideas forward.   The hypothesis of this project is that the surgical tools and interventions are mostly being developed by the senior surgeons having decades of surgical experience; by introducing the concepts of innovation and creating a pathway for the residents to take their innovative ideas forward, would residents (and surgeons in the early stages of their career) be able to come up with innovative interventions?  The project aims to understand the challenges and gaps faced by surgical residents between the time they observe a need and the time they pitch their idea to potential stakeholders and start-up incubators. The focus of this project is to develop approaches to help support a culture of innovation among surgical residents."

Capstone Team: 

Mr. Sidhesh Kumar Jothilingam, BTech in Electronics and Communications Engineering BTech in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Fellow at Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Aug 17-Mar 18) Research Assistant at Center for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (Apr 18 - Jul 19) Fellow at Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Aug 17-Mar 18) Research Assistant at Center for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (Apr 18 - Jul 19)

 

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Rich Foty, PhD PhD

IHPME Dalla Lana
Needs Translator Course Director & Faculty Advisor

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