Student Leadership Groups

Rural Medicine Outreach Club

The aim of our group is to increase awareness and experience of rural medicine for both medical students and students earlier on in their education. As medical students complete most of their training in tertiary care centres, we strive to highlight community health care practices throughout Southwestern Ontario to provide a broader perspective of health care settings.  Working with the Distributed Education Office at Schulich, we organize talks that discuss all the unique ways one can practice rurally, and host group trips to local rural hospitals.

We also work closely with the Distributed Education Office and stakeholders in local rural communities to increase the reach of the existing health care career exploration programs (ie. Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp) so that its benefits may be more accessible to secondary students in rural communities. Our goal is to create novel learning opportunities for secondary students, such as interactive guest speaker workshops or virtual career fairs about different healthcare professions. With this, we hope to also provide longitudinal opportunities through mentorship and academic support from medical students. We expect that different communities/schools may have different student populations, and we aim for flexibility with our outreach initiatives to best suit their needs and interests.

Contact Emily Horsey for more information (

Coming Events

Leamington DocTalk - March 27, 2024

Schulich medical students are travelling to Erie Shores Healthcare to get a first-hand perspective of community-based medicine, tour the hospital and learn more about elective and observership options. Attendees may also be provided the opportunity for skills workshops and networking with staff physicians. 

Leamington: The event is on March 27, 2024, RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2024. Please use the following link for registration.

Registraiton Link Will Open Soon


Saturday Scrubs
The Rural Medicine Outreach Club (RMOC) at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is hosting “Saturday Scrubs” information sessions for students in Grades 9-12. “Saturday Scrubs” takes a multidisciplinary approach to health care and includes presentations from professionals involved in various aspects of patient care. Our presenters take students through a case relating to the theme of the session and discuss their roles and responsibilities in relation to the case. A brief question and answer period will follow each presentation, and students are encouraged to participate and engage with our presenters.

Our next session will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 12 p.m.
It will focus on careers in surgery and show perspectives from surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses who work in this field. Certificates of Completion will be provided to all participants and there will be opportunities for prizes to be won. Please register using the link below by May 8th.