MedQUEST* Health Exploration Program
MedQUEST Exploration Program 2013 will be held July 8-12, 2013! MedQUEST Clinical Elective dates June 10 - July 21, 2013
MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program is designed to provide secondary school students with realistic, hands-on experiences in various disciplines of health care, including medicine.
Led by the students of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as well as former MedQUEST high school participants who are currently first- or second-year students in an Ontario Medical school, program activities include interactive workshops, state-of-the-art simulator training and the opportunity to watch health care professionals in a clinical setting. Students learn how babies are delivered using a birthing simulator, read x-rays, splint and cast fractures, participate in a community mock disaster, and gain an understanding of the training requirements needed to work in the field of health care.
Grade 10 students are required to take a careers course, and MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program program is well timed to supplement any information students may have already been exposed to.
Early exposure to the practice of medicine can help influence students career plans, ultimately increasing their chance of successfully entering medical school or other allied health professions. Our goal is to encourage and prepare students for this in a fun, creative and innovative way.
Unlike other programs that take high school students away from their home environments to outreach programs provided on-site within the urban, university setting, MedQUEST is delivered in the same communities the high school students call home.
Studies have shown that students from rural/regional background are more likely to return to practice health care in their hometowns. Many communities and regions in Southwestern Ontario have made MedQUEST their program of choice to positively influence their youth towards health care careers.
Read about MedQUEST experiences in our partner communities:
- Presentation on Goderich tornado takes place of mock disaster
- MedQuest students get hands-on experience in community health care
- Mock disaster provides hands-on experience
- Sarnia hospital gives students a taste of medicine
- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Hosts A Unique Learning Experience for Medical and High School Students
- Hospital welcomes MedQUEST program participants
Please feel free to contact the MedQUEST Coordinator Kathy Van Dinther if you have any questions:
PHONE: 519.858.5152 ext. 22147 or 1.877.237.9676
FAX #: 519.858.5131
Email Address: Kathy.VanDinther@schulich.uwo.ca