Registration for Mini Med School Vernon is now closed. To be added to the wait, please contact  

Are you interested in attending Mini Med School? Follow the steps below to learn more about the registration process. 

Step 1: Are you eligible to attend?  

To attend Mini Med School you must be:

  • A grade 10-12 student attending a BC Southern Interior high school with a passion for health science and research

Teachers are invited but are not required to attend. Interested teachers can contact to register.

Step 2: Is attending 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. 

  • The Mini Med School course curriculum has been designed for a senior high school audience. With only one day to explore new scientific concepts, participants should expect a fast-paced learning environment. Similar to a postsecondary seminar, Mini Med School is lecture-based with a small selection of hands-on activities. 
  • Attendees will be encouraged to participate in supervised clinical activities and should be comfortable around a variety of samples and specimens found in a hospital or clinical laboratory environment. 
  • This is an in-person event hosted at conference facilities available at the Prestige Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre. Participants will be asked to network and interact with over 75 students from various schools across the Southern Interior in addition to our traveling faculty. Strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented, but participants should be comfortable being in an indoor organized event. 
Step 3: How to prepare for registration

Before registering you will need to:

  1. Find a sponsor teacher. Students interested in attending Mini Med School require a teacher to sponsor their registration. Your sponsor teacher should be someone who knows you, your personal learning style and could verify you'd be the ideal participant for this special one-day 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. 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. 
  2. Seek permission to miss school. As Mini Med School is a special event held outside the classroom, participants will be expected to make their own arrangements to miss a day of classes with a parent/guardian and the school. 
  3. Seek permission from your parent/guardian. Students will be required to submit a signed copy of the Participant Agreement form (coming soon!) at the time of registration. 
  4. Arrange transportation to the venue. Students will need to make their own arrangements to get to the Prestige Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre
Step 4: Registration

The link to access the registration form for Mini Med School Vernon will be posted from Thursday, February 15 at 9:00 am to Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm. 

To complete the registration form you will be asked to provide the following information. The registration form should be completed by the student participant directly. 

  • Your name, email address, grade and school name
  • Sponsor teacher name and email address
  • Parent/Guardian name and email address
  • Signed copy of the Participant Agreement form
  • A personal statement (150 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?
What is the Participant Agreement Form

To ensure the safety and security of all participants and the BC Children’s Hospital community, a copy of the Participant Agreement form is required at the time of registration.

Click here to download the Participant Agreement form

The Participant Agreement form can be signed electronically or you can print it, sign it and scan/take a picture of the form. You will be asked to upload the form during your registration submission. 

The Participant Agreement form must also be signed by a parent or guardian. 

Participants who do not submit the agreement form will not be permitted to attend Mini Med School if selected.

How do we select who actually 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 submit a registration form will have an equal chance of attending. 

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.  

How will this work?
The registration form will be posted from Thursday, February 15 at 9:00 am to Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm. You will have the opportunity to submit the registration form any time during this period. 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 engagement, only 65 students will be selected to participate In-Person. 

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. 

Registration Form

Registration for Mini Med School Vernon is now closed. To be added to the wait, please contact  

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