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Media Advisory - High school students discover their future in medicine

Monday, May 7, 2018

KINGSTON – Journalists are invited to a special media opportunity 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 twelve host sites in 2018.

Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work has advanced heath in Canada and the world and fosters future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs, scholarships and awards. This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased on virtual hall at www.cdnmedhall.org and in an exhibit hall in downtown London, ON.

Sessions will be led by medical faculty and staff at Queen’s University including the School of Nursing, the PERK Lab and Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.


Media are asked to meet in the Bioscience Atrium at 10:45 am Tuesday, May 8 where they will be taken to the School of Nursing Simulation Lab to see students working with the simulated patient and learning about nursing at Queen’s.


Bioscience Atrium, 116 Barrie Street.


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