When Sam Maloney was a baby, his poop was green. He was sick all the time. He wasn’t thriving. Sam’s mom Tara Blaney knew something was wrong. But it wasn’t until he was 18 months old, weighing only 18 pounds, that Tara first heard the words “cystic fibrosis”. She had never heard of it before and when she Googled it, her entire world changed.
Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that gives secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. The day includes a dynamic keynote lecture to give students a clear picture of what it would be like to be a health professional.
Watch Discovery Days in Health Sciences Lectures
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COVID-19: Public Health, Research and Careers at the Frontline
This COVID-19 trial is part of a multinational initiative called the Solidarity Trial which is coordinated by the World Health Organization and supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in an unprecedented level of global collaboration. Presented by Dr. Srinivas Murthy, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
Bugs "R" Us: The Role of the Microbiome in Health and Disease
Explore the surprising ways that the human microbiome is involved in health, disease, and the aging process. Presented by Dr. B. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, UBC; Co-director & Senior Fellow, CIFAR Humans and Microbes program. | Watch here.
Discover the reasons for becoming an anesthesiologist and learn what anesthesiologists do. Presented by Dr. Zoe Brown, Investigator & Staff Anesthesiologist, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
The Desire for Discovery: A Winding Journey to an Academic Medical Career
Dr. Harris talks about his own experiences as a way to provide inspiration for your own journey towards a career in medicine. Presented by Dr. Kevin C. Harris, Investigator, Research Director, & Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist, Children's Heart Centre, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
Ex Minima Fiat Maxima (In Minima Est Maxima)
Dr. Verchere discusses the differences between cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and the common types of procedures done in pediatric cosmetic surgery. Presented by Dr. Cynthia Verchere, Investigator & Director, Burn Unit, BC Children's Hospital; Head & Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
From the Soccer Field to Medical School and Back Again: A Personal Journey
Using her own journey to medical school and then to pediatric rheumatology, Dr. Houghton provides guidance to anyone considering a career in medicine. Presented by Dr. Kristin Houghton, Investigator & Pediatrician, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Pediatric Cardiology (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Dr. Sanatani shares insight into the world of pediatric cardiology, possible career outcomes in the field, and factors you may wish to consider if you're thinking about becoming a cardiologist. Presented by Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, Investigator & Head, Division of Cardiology, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.
Trying to Cure Cancer One Child at a Time
Yes, specializing in medicine takes years and years of education, but it's worth it, says Dr. Rassekh, a pediatric oncologist and researcher. "Take the time to find out where you want to be." Presented by Dr. Rod Rassekh, Investigator, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.