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Jump Simulation Opening Doors to Biomedical Engineering Careers


Jump Simulation is well-known for the unique Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) opportunities it provides middle and high school students interested in medical and engineering careers. The OSF Innovation entity has recently expanded its course offerings to those who plan to enter medical school through its Pre-Med Immersion Course. This year, Jump is giving motivated undergraduates the chance to learn more about bioengineering and design within OSF Healthcare.

“We talk about the process of biodesign, the interview process, the creation of specifications and the design and the development of a particular device that has value to the health care system,” said John Vozenilek, MD, vice president and chief medical officer for Jump.    

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The five-week summer program allows participants to explore the clinical environment, work alongside health care experts and gain experience designing, testing and creating a medical education tool that helps clinicians hone their skills and ultimately, improves patient care.

“Students who engage in this program will get content in biodesign, content in computer-assisted design or CAD, three-dimensional modeling and 3D printing,” said Vozenilek. “I think one of the most things will be that they will learn how to work as a team to do something productive.”

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Along the way, students will learn how to work in a professional environment, build a project portfolio and most importantly, contribute to improving health care.

This course will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., July 2 through August. More information and registration is available on the Jump website.