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Media Advisory - High school students discover their future

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KINGSTON – Journalists are invited to a special media opportunity Thursday, May 18 in advance of “Discovery Days,” hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences in association with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. These one-day workshops held at Queen’s University give secondary school students who are interested in science (primarily those in Grade 11) the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences.


A Discovery Day comprises a dynamic keynote lecture, interactive workshops and a career panel discussion. Students gain a clear picture of what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians and educators in their real-life work setting. The Discovery Days in Health Sciences program is delivered in partnership with universities, hospitals and research institutions nationwide including Queen’s University, one of thirteen host sites in 2017.

Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country’s rich medical history, scholarship program, award program for medical students and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth.

Sessions will be led by medical faculty and staff at Queen’s University including the School of Nursing and the Clinical Simulation Centre, the PERK Lab.


Media are asked to meet in the Bioscience Atrium at 10:45 am where they will be taken to the Clinical Simulation Centre for two separate sessions. High school students will be working with human sized mannequins to learn surgical skills and learning how to help someone when their heart stops beating.


Bioscience Atrium, 116 Barrie Street.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca