Fostering and collaborating on public education events is a key priority for OPED, aligning with the vision and mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Memorial University.
Mini Med School
OPED’s Mini Med School is a long standing program offered via live and webinar settings in the spring of each year. The Mini Medical School began in 2004 in the spirit of building stronger ties with the community by sharing the expertise of our medical faculty and other members of the health professional community. Faculty members volunteer their time to present on areas related to health and wellness.
OPED’s MedQuest is an exciting, career-focused event for all students in grades 10-12 in Newfoundland and Labrador interested in careers in the health sciences. It will be a virtual one-day event available on August 22, 2023.
Students will be introduced to many health professions such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, human recreation and kinetics, social work and psychology. These health careers and special topics will be presented through lectures, guest speakers, and virtual tours of various health facilities.
Upon completion of MedQuest, learners will be able to:
- Identify the MUN entry requirements to programs and various career options in health sciences professions including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, human kinetics and recreation, social work and Psychology.
- Explore examples of career paths practicing professionals choose in the health sciences, along with their scope of practice.
- Describe a typical “day in the life” of a learner within MUN health sciences programs.
- Discuss interprofessional and collaborative learning models while studying and training to be a health science professional.
Please contact us for more information.
MedQuest is held under the aegis of the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland with contributions from industry and provincial regional health authorities.