THE MEDCONNECT CONFERENCE 2018, WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
MedConnect is a student conference connecting tomorrow’s healthcare professionals with today’s. In a one-day conference, attendees will learn from physicians and other health professionals, engage in workshops to immerse themselves in the medical world and receive invaluable insight from current medical students. This event aims to educate and inspire students curious about a career in medicine, providing a strong foundation for future studies and ventures.
MedConnect is an open to university or college students and motivated high school students in grades 11 and 12, targeted towards those curious about a career in medicine. Originally held exclusively for university undergraduate students since 2013, MedConnect is opened to a broader audience in 2016 to provide a unique educational experience to the future generation of health professionals, selling out to astonishing reviews. In 2017, we had another successful conference, again selling out all of our tickets to excited aspiring physicians. Join us again this year for MedConnect Conference 2018!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Lectures from physicians from different medical fields
- Three unique workshops created to best prepare you for the medical world and application process
- A panel with question and answer period from current medical students from each medical school year
- An organizing team of undergraduate and medical students with deep knowledge into the medical application process and connections to the health fields
- A specially crafted MedConnect package, tailored to your level of education, featuring custom resources from the MedConnect team, presenters, and sponsors, to give you a competitive edge and a boost of inspiration on the pathway to medicine.
MedConnect will be taking place on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:30pm at the SFU Burnaby Campus. All attendees should arrive at least 15 minutes early, at 9:45am, for sign in and to locate the first lecture hall. Tickets will open for sale for SFU students online from October 9th – 15th. General admission tickets will be on sale on October 19th. Tickets will be $20 for SFU students and $25 for all other attendees. If there are extenuating circumstances and you are unable to pay the fee for a ticket to MedConnect, please contact our event team.
All attendees are required to bring their own lunches. There are a variety of restaurants on campus, minutes walk away, where you can purchase food as well.
Pizza Hut, Subway, A&W, Togo Sushi, Chopped Leaf, Quesada, Nester’s Market, and more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS MEDCONNECT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HEALTH-RELATED CONFERENCES?
MedConnect is organized by a team of university students with international level connections and direct experience in both the health fields and in the medical school application process. Therefore, from the very foundation, our event provides you with greater insight into the medical world and can offer more for those specifically curious about a career as a physician. Furthermore, our speakers have prepared presentations focused on the medical world exclusively, with young aspiring physicians in mind. Workshops will also be providing you with real applicable skills and knowledge from experienced health professionals. It is guaranteed you will leave with a newfound appreciation for the world of medicine with the inspiration to pursue any lifelong endeavour.
WHAT IS PHI DELTA EPSILON INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL FRATERNITY?
Phi Delta Epsilon is a professional medical fraternity that is comprised over 35,000 aspiring physicians and doctors from around the world. We strive to create well-rounded physicians of integrity through fundraising and volunteer efforts, social activities, and by promoting academic and professional excellence. Our chapter is comprised of a diverse group of students, where over 86% of our applicants succeed in entering medical school.
HOW CAN I GET MORE INVOLVED?
We are looking for Student Ambassadors to volunteer on the day of, assist in planning and organization, and to promote the event at their schools. Stay tuned for details!
IM NOT SURE IF I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR. CAN I STILL ATTEND?
Absolutely! MedConnect is open to anyone unsure of becoming a physician, or for those who are interested in pursuing other health-related careers. MedConnect, in the past, has had the most impact on those standing at a crossroads. We will also be providing connections to scientific researchers and other health care professionals who will be attending our event.
I’VE PURCHASED MY TICKET FOR MEDCONNECT. WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?
You should be receiving a confirmation email from us immediately upon registration with some additional details about your registration. As the event approaches, you will receive more important information regarding conference updates, registration, how best to prepare, and more. If you do not receive this confirmation email, check your junk mail, or email us at TeamMedConnect@gmail.com.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE LATE OR NEED TO LEAVE EARLY?
Please inform the organizing team at the registration table on the day of or email us beforehand.