Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp
Discovery Healthcare (formerly “MedLINCS”) is a one-week medical science summer camp for high school
students throughout Southwestern Ontario designed to mentor and inspire interest in pursuing a career
in medicine and the healthcare field. The program is supported by the Office of Distributed Education and
facilitated by first- and second-year medical students at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
*Sarnia location is now full. Please click here to email your request to be placed on a waiting list.
What people are saying about Discovery Healthcare Camp
"Just a shout out to say that this program was phenomenal! I can’t believe the amount of opportunities/experiences the kids received. My daughter really enjoyed it and thought it was very worthwhile. I hope my younger 3 children will have the same opportunities to participate in the future Thank you for all the hard work and time put into this camp!!
Locations for the 2019 Discovery Healthcare program:
Leamington – July 2 - 5, 2019
Location: Leamington District Secondary School
Sarnia – July 8 - 12, 2019
Location: Bluewater Health, Sarnia
Chatham – July 15 - 19, 2019
Location: Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Frank & Mary Uniac Building
Wingham – July 22 - 26, 2019
Location: Royal Oaks Wellness Centre, Wingham
Ages: 13 - 15 years
Each program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Cost: $275.00 (HST included*)
Camp Participants will learn about career opportunities available in healthcare, the requirements to pursue this path and an awareness of the unique aspects of health care in their community. Activities for the camp may include:
- 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
Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.
For further inquiries please email email@example.com or contact Julie Stuifbergen at 519-661-2111 ext. 22147
*HST number 10816 2587 RT0001
More information on Summer Elective Opportunities
High School student application for Discovery Healthcare