Welcoming High School Students at the DFM!

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022

Dr. Lina Shoppoff injecting and orange with a syringe in front of highs school students

Dr. Lina Shoppoff

Discovery Days in Health Sciences are one-day events that provide secondary school students (grades 10 and 11) with the opportunity to explore various career options in medicine and the health sciences. High school students learn what it would be like to be a health professional by interacting with researchers, clinicians, and educators in their real-life work settings. The Department of Family Medicine was proud and excited to host the 2022 Discovery Day on Wednesday, May 11, for anglophone students and Thursday, May 12, for francophone students.

A total of fifty-nine students attended the sessions at our teaching space (850 Peter Morand) and participated in four instructional and interactive stations: Blood pressure, history taking of patients, injections, and a display of our innovative VR projects.

A big thanks to our esteemed faculty members and staff (Dr. Clare Liddy, Dr. Eric Wooltorton, Dr. Lina Shoppoff, Dr. Ed Seale, as well as staff Louise Weir and Ali El Achkar) who generously volunteered their time and expertise to take part in this community and educational activity.

Please follow this link to view some of the images from the two-day event.

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