Friday, December 1, 2023
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
Discovery Days in Health Sciences are one-day events that provide secondary school students (ideally grades 10 and 11) with the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. Participants gain a clearer picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting. The event includes:
- A dynamic keynote lecture
- An opportunity to attend two interactive workshops pre-selected from a catalogue of options
- 'Health Pros Tell All' career panel discussion
A teacher or guidance counsellor serving as a liaison between the CMHF and students must first register their school. The liaison will receive periodic updates and further information, including instructions about how students register.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is committed to fostering inclusion and supporting the leadership efforts at Canadian universities to change the diversity pathway to medicine and the health sciences. We encourage teachers to include students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a Person of Colour, or who come from a rural or known disadvantaged socioeconomic background, when considering who will be invited to attend this event.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
1. REGISTER THE SCHOOL
A teacher or guidance counsellor (the Liaison) must register the school. This is an expression of interest to receive further information. It does not obligate you to have students attend, nor does it guarantee there will be space when students go online to register. The Liaison will receive student registration instructions when available, to pass along to those interested in participating. During the registration process, students will select their own workshop from a catalogue of options. Workshop spaces are limited and first-come, first-served.
DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
2. PROMOTE THE EVENT
The Liaison promotes the event to students interested in science. Students must review the documents below carefully prior to registering as an attendee. Workshop spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
3. REGISTER STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
OPENS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2023 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
On the date above, the Liaison will receive an email with instructions for students to register online. The Liaison is asked to distribute these instructions to those who have expressed interest in taking part.
LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS per school will be able to register during the first two weeks.
ADDITIONAL STUDENTS will be able register beginning at noon on Friday, November 3 when the limit will be removed.
**NOTE: Students must upload a signed copy of the consent form (see above) in order to submit their online registration.
FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND ACADEMICS - GET INVOLVED!
Enthusiastic and engaging presenters are needed! Sign up to host an interactive workshop, take part in our "Health Pros Tell All" panel discussion or set up an exhibit.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
School Registration / Formulaire d'inscription de l'école