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Apply to be a Design Lab Fellow

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in entrepreneurship? Apply to find out how!

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is offering a unique opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical residents interested in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, specifically in the areas of psychiatry and geriatrics. Selected applicants will participate in a 16-week course with full-time MBA students in designing and commercializing high-impact innovations. You will serve as the scientific expert while benefiting from lectures, immersive team fieldwork to gain hands-on, data-driven experience innovating commercialize solutions that improve patients' health outcomes. The course runs from August 29, 2022 – December 19, 2022. Successful applicants should expect to commit 10 hours a week for 16 weeks, including full attendance of class sessions (Monday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.) in person at Carey’s Harbor East campus. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Carey Business School. This program is free to fulltime students and postdocs at Johns Hopkins. It may be reimbursable under the employee benefit plan for trainees. This 2-part program consists of:

Design Lab 

This 8-week experience is focused on developing healthcare related products or services in psychiatry or geriatrics. Students will learn from leading experts, identify unmet needs through field research and develop product or service design ideas. Students will apply human centered design thinking principles to develop prototypes for further validating in part 2 of the course.

Commercializing Discovery

Part 2 of this course will teach students the basic tools and skills needed to commercialize healthcare inventions. Taking the prototypes in from Design Lab, students will assess the intellectual property landscape and design approaches to protect their ideas. Students will develop go-to-market strategies for their innovations, learn to assess and financially model the business value of their prototypes, pitch their ideas, and create financing strategies with mentoring from industry experts.

Interested students and fellows should complete this application form by June 15, 2022. We will inform selected participants by July 1, 2022.

Please reach out to Supriya Munshaw for any questions or concerns.


Kelsey Bennett