RAS Program History:

  • September 2007: RAS program started with the first student cohort.
    • Program courses developed by medical device industry leaders to support the local medical device industry.
    • Industry experts in regulatory, clinical, quality and reimbursement developed and teach course curriculum.
  • March 2010: Annual Job Fair established for RAS Program students and graduates.
    • Major medical device companies support the job fair.
    • Job Fair expanded over time to include clinical and quality students as Master's Programs in Applied Clinical Research and Medical Technology Quality were added.
    • 20 companies expected to participate in the 2014 Regulatory, Clinical and Quality Job Fair and Networking Event.
  • Summer 2010: The first of several RAS students receive FDA summer fellowships to work at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
    • After two summer fellowships, one RAS graduate takes a position in CDRH.
    • Summer 2012: RAS student and graduate are working in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Read More
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  • Summer 2010: Adobe Connect added to allow class participation by remote students.
    • First used for students with FDA summer fellowships.
    • Expanded to serve permanently remote students.
    • All class sessions recorded.
  • September 2010: RAS curriculum expanded to better serve the needs of students and the medical device industry.
    • Students take 8 required courses and select 2 electives.
    • Courses on regulatory of combination products and ethics in regulatory and clinical trials added.
    • International regulatory expanded with a second course
  • September 2012: Master of Science in Medical Technology Quality (MTQ) established.
    • RAS, ACR and MTQ Programs all support the device industry.
    • Regulatory, Clinical and Quality functions are critical to assuring the safety and effectiveness of new medical devices and their availability to patients worldwide.

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