Katlin Kreamer-Tonin (1T6 + PEY)

Katlin Kreamer-Tonin gets ready to visit the operating room during her PEY placement at Synaptive Medical.

Katlin Kreamer-Tonin gets ready to visit the operating room during her PEY placement at Synaptive Medical.

I spent the last 12 months working at Synaptive Medical for my PEY. I was a system test engineer working on the project Brightmatter Guide, which is a tool for navigated neurosurgery. On this project I tested the integration of software, hardware and clinical workflows, as well as developing test procedures and designing and fabricating testing tools. At the end of my term, I even got to visit an operating room to observe a brain tumour removal using tools that I had worked on. This was such a powerful insight into what kind of impact my work had, and was extremely inspirational.

I had an amazing experience at Synaptive – I had challenging, interesting projects, as well as a great team of engineers to work with. I also really appreciated the mentorship that I received through the year from engineers on many different teams. Thanks for a fantastic PEY, Synaptive!