Program Information

Mini Med School is a health science outreach program. This popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage in learning and discussion about health research. 


The next Mini Med School is planned for October-November 2018. The 6-week seminar series will be Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education on the BC Children's Hospital Campus (938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver).

Administration is free but space is limited, curriculum and registration details will be available September 2018. 

Interested in Attending?

Are you a teacher nominating a student? Students in grades 10-12 interested in attending must be nominated by a teacher and cannot register themselves. 

Are you a member of the general public? 
The Mini Med School curriculum is designed for students in grades 10-12 but a limited number of seats are reserved for the public each year.

Not available to attend? Outside the Lower Mainland? All sessions will be recorded and viewable online. Please note registration is not required to watch the sessions online. 

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Mini Med School 2017 provided insight into the world of surgery. Participants learnt 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.

Watch "Mini Med School 2017 - Surgery: Past, Present & Future" online
A big thanks to everyone who helped make Mini Med School 2017 a success! 
The seminar series brought together 205 students from
86 schools across the Lower Mainland!

Presented by Mini Med School Dean Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, Investigator & Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Orthopaedic.

The 6-weeks seminar series curriculum included - 
Anesthesia Research & TechnologyDr. Mark Ansermino, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Professor, UBC Department of Anesthesia & Dr. Eleanor Reimer, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Global SurgeryDr. Geoffrey Blair, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Professor, UBC Department of Surgery & Dr. Tony Cooper, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

Surgical Education, Mr. Damian Duffy, Executive Director, The Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation

Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, Investigator & Pediatric Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Chief, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Surgery

Eye Surgery, Dr. Christopher Lyons , Investigator & Ophthalmology Head, BC Children’s Hospital; Professor, UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Neurosurgery, Dr. Patrick McDonald, Investigator & Pediatric Neurosurgery Division Head, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Surgery

Surgical Training, Dr. Emily Schaeffer, Postdoctoral Fellow & Dr. Kyle Stampe, Clinical Fellow, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

General Surgery, Dr. Erik Skarsgard, Investigator & Pediatric Surgery Surgeon in Chief, BC Children’s Hospital; Professor, UBC Department of Surgery

Surgical Training, Dr. Emily Schaeffer, Postdoctoral Fellow &  Dr. Kyle Stampe, Clinical Fellow, UBC Department of Orthopaedics 

Plastic Surgery, Dr. Cindy Verchere , Investigator & Burn Unit Director, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor and Head, UBC Department of Surgery