At Mini Med School Vancouver, you’ll learn about the latest in biomedical and clinical research in a learning environment that fuses lectures with live demonstrations and hands on experience to inspire and motivate further learning. 

This program includes a 6-weeks seminar series (Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm) held at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. Admission is FREE but space is LIMITED. For the latest event information join our mailing list

Fact Facts

  • 20 Mini Med School series have been held at BC Children's Hospital, on topics ranging from child health, infection and immunity, the brain, diabetes, sleep, genetics, epigenetics, genetic counselling, surgery, reproduction and transplantation. You can watch seminars from the last few years online 
  • Over the past 10 years, over 2000 students and adults have had the opportunity to learn about scientific approaches and findings that impact the lives of Canadian children and families
  • Over 275 faculty members and trainees have contributed to this youth engagement initiative since the program started in 2003
  • Mini Med School is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Upcoming Schedule

Explore the world of health promotion and disease prevention! The next Mini Med School is scheduled for October-November 2018 at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. 

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Student Nominations

Are you a high school student wanting to attend, or teacher who would like to nominate a student? Here’s how to participate in the program.

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Public Registration

Are you a retired health care professional or educator, or affiliated with BC Children’s Hospital’s research community? Here’s how to register for one of the limited number of seats we reserve for the public.

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Summer Studentship

The Mini Med School Summer Studentship is intended to provide well-motivated students, with records of exceptional academic performance, an opportunity to work closely with the research community at BC Children's Hospital.

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For the Classroom

Teachers, do you have a large number of students interested in attending Mini Med School? Are you outside the Lower Mainland? We have the resources to help you bring Mini Med School to the classroom.

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