Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. 

Organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and hosted by BC Children's Hospital, the day is comprised of a dynamic keynote lecture, hands-on 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.

Interested in participating?

The next Discovery Days in Health Sciences is scheduled virtually for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 8:30 am - 12:15 pm.

For the updated schedule and registration details please visit the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and BC Children’s Hospital are committed to fostering inclusion and supporting the leadership efforts at Canadian universities to change the diversity pipeline to medicine and the health sciences. We encourage teachers to include students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a Person of Colour, or who come from a rural or known disadvantaged socioeconomic background, when considering who will be invited to attend this event

Why is Discovery Days in Health Sciences online when students are back in the classroom? This event is typically held in-person at BC Children’s Hospital in space shared by our healthcare teams. In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our hospital community, the decision was made to focus on virtual learning for 2021. We hope to welcome students back to BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in 2022. 

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Video recordings of past education events, including these lectures, are available online. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events.