Mini Med School is a health science youth outreach and public education program that takes a unique approach and has the reputation of being “anything but mini”.

This popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage high school students, teachers and the general public in learning and discussion about health research topics.

Since 2003, there have been 16 Mini Med School courses, each dedicated to a different field of scientific research. Each course curriculum is designed to give a basic understanding of the field while exploring up-to-the-minute basic science research, clinical applications and social and ethical implications related to that field.


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Mini Med School occurs each year in October and November at BC Children's Hospital. High School students in grades 10-12 interested in attending Mini Med must be nominated by their science or career teacher. A limited number of seats are also reserved for the public each year, those interested in attending must register online.

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Mini Med School partners include BC Children's HospitalBC Children's Hospital Foundation, University of British Columbia, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre and the Provincial Health Services Authority

If you have any questions or concerns contact minimed@cfri.ca or 604-875-2000 x5397.