Students holding thumbs up (Discovery Healthcare Program)

Do you have an interest in a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry, paramedics, kinesiology or other healthcare professions? Then Discovery Healthcare Camp is the perfect opportunity for you.

Open to high school students, it offers an exciting week of activities led by medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

You will learn career opportunities in healthcare, the requirements to pursue this path and develop an understanding of the unique aspects of healthcare in the community, as well as take part in:

  • Clinical skills sessions (suturing, casting, stethoscope activities, wound dressing)
  • Talks from healthcare professionals and opportunities for clinical exposure (job shadowing)
  • Discussions involving the path to various healthcare professions (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, EMS, and dentistry)
  • Stand Up for Health (teaching Social Determinants of Health)
  • An introduction to case-based learning and sample diagnostic cases
  • Recreation sessions incorporating fun and team-building activities

Discovery Healthcare aims to be a socially accountable initiative supported by the Office of Distributed Education, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. By fostering a passion for healthcare among our local youth, Discovery Healthcare will serve as an initiative to encourage sustainability of our future healthcare system.

Although all camps throughout Southwestern Ontario have the same overarching objectives, each camp will be created to highlight the unique attributes of healthcare systems in the local community where the camp is taking place.

About DHC

Ages: Youth - must be entering grades 9-12 as of September 2022

Each program runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

Cost: $299.oo (plus tax)

Camp Updates

Campers and parents, correspondence is sent by email. Please ensure to check your email and spam filter for important camp updates.

Camp Locations & Dates

For summer 2022, Discovery Healthcare is pleased to announce camps in the following locations:

July 11-15, 2022
Sarnia: Bluewater Health / Lambton College
Goderich: Camp Klahanie, 33612 Black’s Point Road

July 18-22, 2022
Chatham: LINCK, 495 Grand Ave West, Chatham
Stratford: Stratford General Hospital

*locations are being finalized and could change

All campers will be required to present a receipt showing full vaccination of Covid-19.

Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.


Wait List:

Registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining the wait list for Goderich, please contact us. No other camps are accepting wait list registrations at this time.

HST number 10816 2587 RT0001

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