As per current BC Public Health Orders, a proof of vaccination is required to access indoor organized events with more than 50 people. This applies to all people born in 2009 (12+) and includes all students attending Mini Med School In-Person.

Participants will be required to show organizers a valid vaccine passport and government photo ID. Your safety and the safety of our Mini Med School Faculty is our first priority! 

Engage with researchers and clinicians in-person at BC Children's Hospital.

What is a Mini Med School In-Person participant? 

As a Mini Med School In-Person participant, you would:

  • Attend ALL the following lectures during the assigned times at BC Children's Hospital (950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC | Directions):
    • Session #1: Wednesday, October 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #2: Wednesday, October 26 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #3: Wednesday, November 2 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #4: Wednesday, November 9 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
       
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters 
  • Receive a weekly newsletter to keep you informed on program updates
  • Receive an electronic certificate of program completion if you participate in all 4 sessions
  • Be eligible to apply for the Mini Med School Scholarship (grade 12 students only)
Who is eligible to participate?

To register as a Mini Med School In-Person participant, you must be a grade 12 student who is currently enrolled in a BC secondary school. Participants will also need to have a sponsor teacher to support their registration (detailed below).

Is participating right for you?

Some students may find the Mini Med School learning format challenging. We encourage you to consider your own preferred learning style and comfort level before deciding to register. 

  • Curriculum: The Mini Med School course curriculum has been designed for a senior high school audience. Similar to a post-secondary seminar, Mini Med School is lecture-based with content building on previously introduced ideas. With only 4 evenings to explore new scientific concepts, participants should expect a fast-paced learning environment. Additionally, you may be asked to view or interact with a variety of samples and specimens found in a hospital or clinical laboratory environment. Please consider if you would be comfortable with this.
     
  • Schedule: Does your schedule allow you to be available on Wednesday, October 19, 26 and Wednesday, November 2, 9 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm? 
     
  • Transportation: Do you have access to safe and reliable transportation to get to BC Children's Hospital (950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC | Directions)?
     
  • Engagement: This is being planned as an in-person event. Participants will be asked to network and interact with students from various schools across the Lower Mainland as well as our Mini Med School Faculty. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented. Are you comfortable participating in an organized gathering indoors? 
How do you prepare for registration? 

Before registering you will need to find a sponsor teacher. 

Students interested in attending Mini Med School will require a teacher to sponsor their registration. Your sponsor teacher should be someone who knows you, your personal learning style and could verify if you'd be an ideal participant for this evening extracurricular activity. 

The sponsor teacher should have experience teaching a science, technology, engineering or mathematics course or be a career counsellor. The sponsor teacher may sponsor multiple students for Mini Med School. A personal reference is not required and the sponsor teacher is not required to attend the event. The Mini Med School team will reach out to the sponsor teacher directly if we have concerns regarding your registration or attendance. 

How will you register? 

The link to access the registration form for Mini Med School will be posted for 7 days from Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25, 2022. 

The registration form should be completed by the student participant directly and will ask for the following:

  • Your name, email address, grade and school name
  • Sponsor teacher name and email address
  • A copy of your vaccine passport. Selected participants will be required to show organizers a valid vaccine passport and government photo ID on event day as well
  • How you would like to participate: In-PersonVirtually Live OR On-Demand. You may only select ONE method of participation
  • A personal statement (250 words or less) that answers the following questions: Why are you interested in attending Mini Med School? What do you hope to gain from participating?
How do we select who participates?  

Mini Med School is a popular program. With limited capacity we frequently receive more registration requests than we can accommodate. To keep things fair and unbiased for all students, participants will be selected based on a lottery draw. All eligible participants who register will have an equal chance of attending. 

How will this work?
The registration form will be posted for 7 days from Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25, 2022. You will have the opportunity to submit the registration form anytime during this week. Participant names will then be entered into an online program that randomly selects a requested number of names (similar to drawing names out of a hat).

To maximize in-person engagement, only 150 students will be selected to participate. 

Mini Med School strives to empower youth and promote an equitable and inclusive learning environment. Further space is available for students who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. Students will be asked to self-identify as Indigenous on the registration form. 

Selected participants will be contacted by the Mini Med School team to confirm their attendance by Friday, September 30 at the latest. 

Students who are not selected will be added to a waitlist and contacted if additional space becomes available. The order of student names on our waitlist will also be randomly sorted by an online program.  

Registration Form

The registration form for Mini Med School will be posted here from Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25, 2022. 

Teachers interested in receiving notifications about upcoming events and important registration deadlines are encouraged to join our mailing list. Information is only distributed to mailing list subscribers.

Do you have more questions? Check out our Mini Med School FAQs or contact researchevents@phsa.ca
 

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