Fast Forward Medical Innovation
We offer a unique fellowship program that provides valuable work experience.
Fast Forward Medical Innovation offers a comprehensive collection of educational programs and training tailored for busy faculty, students, clinicians, and researchers across the University of Michigan, and across the state, region, and nation.
The program is for current doctoral students – in their second year or later – or postdoctoral graduates.
The program offers a competitive hourly rate based on qualifications and experience. Participants must verify that accepting payment does not violate any doctoral/postdoctoral program stipends, work-study, or tuition requirements.
- Cover Letter: Describe why you are interested in the FFMI Innovation Fellowship – be specific to the track experiences, and how the opportunity will help you develop personally and professionally to achieve your short and long-term goals.
All applications will be reviewed by the FFMI Innovation Fellowship Program committee. Finalists will be invited to participate in one round (perhaps more) of in-person or virtual interviews. One candidate for each of the tracks will be selected and notified of acceptance.
No – this is a part-time experience conducted during your doctoral program or appointment as a postdoc. Therefore; participants must be able to balance their research and scholarly activities as part of their doctoral/postdoctoral program with the demands of the FFMI Innovation Fellowship.
“The FFMI Innovation Fellowship was a transformative experience that provided me with invaluable insights into the decision-making involved in medical device commercialization. Diving into the specifics of start-up problem solving with real entrepreneurs here at U of M was highly conducive towards further developing my professional skills and understanding of the industry. On top of that, the personal mentorship I received from the highly experienced FFMI team surrounding funding, intellectual property, and regulatory considerations has provided me with a wealth of knowledge that will carry me forward into my career in pharma/biotech. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in gaining additional insight into how to successfully bring an idea to market in the scientific space.”