The research community at BC Children's Hospital is pleased to present Mini Med School 2017. Each year, this popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage high school students in learning and discussion about health research topics.

Presented by Dean Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, this 6-week seminar series will provide insight into the world of surgery. Learn how surgeons are helping lead the integration of clinical care, education, and research to improve outcomes for the patients across a range of surgical specialties

Upcoming Schedule

The series is  held at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education on the BC Children's Hospital Campus (938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver). Admission is free but space is limited.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
Neurosurgery, Dr. Patrick McDonald, Investigator, BCCH; Division Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery, BCCH; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Surgery
General SurgeryDr. Erik Skarsgard, Investigators, BCCH; Surgeon in Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery, BCCH; Professor, UBC Department of Surgery

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
Cardiac, Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, Investigator, BCCH; Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, BCCH; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Surgery
Eye SurgeryDr. Christopher Lyons, Investigator, BCCH; Head, BCCH Department of Ophthalmology; Professor, UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-9:00 pm
Surgical Education & Global Surgery, Mr. Damian Duffy, Executive Director, The Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation 
Plastic Surgery, Dr. Cindy Verchere, Investigator, BCCH; Director, Burn Unit, BCCH; Clinical Associate Professor and Head, UBC Department of Surgery

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Global Surgery, Dr. Geoffrey Blair, Investigator, BCCH; Clinical Professor, UBC Department of Surgery; Director, UBC Undergraduate Surgical Education, BCCH
Surgery in International Health, Dr. Tony Cooper, Investigator, BCCH; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00 pm
History of Anesthesia
, Dr. Eleanor Reimer, Investigator, BCCH;  Pediatric Anesthesiologist, BCCH; Clinical Associate Professor and Head, UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Anesthesia Research & Technology, Dr. Mark Ansermino, Investigator, BCCH; Director, Centre for International Child Health, BCCH; Research Director, Pediatric Anesthesia, BCCH; Professor, UBC Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 

Wednesday, November 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Surgical Training, Dr. Emily Schaeffer, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Department of Orthopaedics & Dr. Kyle Stampe, Clinical Fellow, UBC Department of Orthopaedics 


Mini Med School 2017 is now full. To be added to the wait-list please contact

Missed registration? The series will be recorded and available for online viewing within 72-hours of each session. 

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