The SSSC offers a wide range of activities, workshops and events to help students prepare for applying to pre-professional schools such as medical, optometry, dentistry, veterinary, and pharmacy. Check out the Health Care Resources section of the SSSC website for the latest information on entering health-related professions.
Health Care Workshops
The SSSC offers a wide variety of workshops of each year to help students prepare for applying to medical school and other pre-professional schools. Workshops include:
- Medical School: The Basics
- Medical School: Extracurricular Activities
- Medical School: MCAT Preparation
- Getting Into Dentistry
- Getting Into Optometry
- Getting Into Pharmacy
- Getting Into Veterinary
- University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS), St. Kitts Information Session
Each winter, the Science Student Success Centre hosts its annual Med Night where students interested in a career in health care can gather information from current doctors and other health professionals. The format of the event resembles "speed dating," and student participants move through a series of tables, each manned by industry professionals such as doctors, surgeons, nurses, hospital administrators, Health Canada employees, current medical students and more. At each table, students can gain insight into possible careers in the medical field. They can also ask questions about the pros and cons of attending different medical schools, the medical school application process, alternatives to medical school and key differences between possible specialties and fields of expertise.
Multiple Mini Interview Practice Session
The majority of Canadian medical schools use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format for interviews to gain admission to their schools. Each year the SSSC offers the MMI Practice Session to allow students to experience this format and prepare for real interviews. Interview questions are taken from medical school interviews from previous years and current medical students who have gone through the process in recent years are asked to help conduct the event. Health care professionals, career professionals, and current medical students administer the questions and offer feedback to participants.
Med Student Mixer
Each fall the Science Student Success Centre hosts the Med Student Mixer. For this event we bring in current Med Students, from various stages of the med school process for a panel discussion in which students can ask current students any questions they may have about med school or the health care field. These students will be able to tell you anything you may be wondering from applications, to what classes or placements are really like.
For more details, see our events page.