MIT HMS Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp
The MIT-HMS Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp is a new accelerated-learning program by MIT Bootcamps and the Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care.
You will attend lectures on healthcare, innovation, and entrepreneurship from faculty at both universities, and work on project teams to start a new healthcare venture in one week.
You will come out the other end armed with a comprehensive toolkit for healthcare innovation.
What’s more, you will join a global community of innovators passionate about solving healthcare related problems and other innovation challenges.
Gain an in depth look into the healthcare industry. Network with healthcare professionals and learn from faculty at both Harvard and MIT.
Learn of cutting edge developments in healthcare innovation and where the industry is rapidly developing. Apply this knowledge to the weeks Bootcamp process.
Network with industry experts, build relationships with thought leaders in the healthcare industry though peer to peer collaboration.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School
*Submit Round 1 by Feb 1, 12 midnight ET (Boston Time)
The tuition includes all program costs and meals for the duration of the Bootcamp. Please note you will still be responsible for costs of travel and accommodation. Tuition is in USD.
What You'll Learn
Bootcampers are expected to be active learning partners with other Bootcampers and coaches. Lectures are interactive and project time is driven by the team.
Throughout the program, Bootcampers will learn and practice a variety of new skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
They will learn directly from MIT and Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care instructors, coaches, and guest speakers as well as through their experiences in project teams.
Each Bootcamper has the opportunity to be CEO, leading the team through its project work for a day. Active learning is an experience, and in one week, the Bootcamp provides participants many experiences most entrepreneurs and innovators face in the first 1-2 years of a new venture.
Develop Innovation-Driven Venture Skills
Identify, define, and characterize problems
Spot opportunities for innovation
Segment and analyze opportunities
Evaluate and choose innovation diffusion pathways
Evaluate and choose models of new ventures
Conduct customer and market research both qualitatively and quantitatively
Design customer journey
Establish foundation of product development
Evaluate and choose market strategy
Develop an in depth understanding of your customer
Identify and quantify sources of value
Map and influence customer decision making process
Gain In-Depth Knowledge in Healthcare
Learn the areas of opportunity in healthcare
Develop a nuanced understanding of how healthcare is transforming
How to pilot a medical innovation
Understand the role of Institutional Review Boards for medical innovations
Learn the legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare
Understand current and future healthcare payment structures
How to work with hospitals and clinics
How to get the most out of patient engagement
How to evaluate medical innovations
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what to expect at bootcamp
Who It's For
Past Bootcampers have come from a range of backgrounds
– Early stage entrepreneurs
– Serial entrepreneurs
– Individuals in transition or looking for a career change
– Doctors, lawyers, and other service based professionals
– Graduate students & researchers
– Innovation managers
– Family business owners
– Product managers
– NGO leaders
– Corporate professionals
– Designers & creatives
– Professors & educators
MIT Bootcamps Alumni
what past bootcampers have said about their experience
MIT HMS Bootcamps Team
Admissions to the Bootcamp is highly selective. The most successful Bootcampers had the following qualities before attending that contributed to their success at the Bootcamp and beyond:
Submit your application form, resume, and introduction video.
Video Interview Round
If invited, complete our in-depth video interview so we can learn more about you.
Learn if you've made it to the Bootcamp and next steps for attending.
Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive a decision at each round. Don’t wait. Show your commitment by applying early.
Take the MIT Bootcamps MOOCs. MIT’s motto is mens et manus – minds and hands – theory plus practice or action learning. MIT Bootcamps are more than a semester’s worth of work in 6 days. To be best prepared to internalize and practice everything you learn during the program (action learning), we recommend you complete the four MIT Bootcamps MOOCs (theory) before the start of the program. Each course (6-8 modules each) can be completed over a couple days if that’s all you do (we don’t recommend this), or over two to three weeks at a more relaxed pace.
Visa and travel
If you require a visa to travel to the United States please apply as soon as possible. Confirm with your local U.S. embassy or consulate for specific visa requirements. You may use your offer of admissions letter to the Bootcamp as a supporting document if required.
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