We’re constantly looking to expand the reach of Operation Med School, and further the opportunities we are able to provide you with. Thus, we are excited to present to you (what we believe is) the greatest opportunity available to youth across Calgary: the opportunity to conduct real-world breakthrough scientific research in a laboratory environment. Operation Med School is proud to announce it’s partnership with Helix Health Science Research Solutions and OmniScientific, who will be collaborating alongside us to grant access to our scholars to the research laboratories of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, University Of Calgary Biological Sciences, and the Heritage Medical Research Facilities. With this, we hope to introduce to everyone the scientific atmosphere of innovation and critical thinking, helping kickstart your post-secondary scientific careers, in a field you’re passionate about.
Fields of research include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cancer Cell Oncology
- various other biological studies
In keeping the opportunity fair for all, we will not be releasing the specific labs or Principal Investigator names until after the recipients of the lab internship have been contacted.
How to Apply:
We sincerely believe that every Operation Med School attendee deserves the opportunity to participate in research in a laboratory setting. As a result, we will automatically enter the names of any ticket holder for Operation Med School 2017 into a randomised draw for the internship.
How Many People will be selected?
Based on projections by our partners, we estimate approximately 20% of all ticket purchasers will be connected with a laboratory. This means, 1 in every 5 people will be selected.
How do I increase my chances of winning?
To further increase the chances for particularly enthusiastic attendees, we have introduced a multiplier system. If you purchase tickets within January, your name will be entered three times. February, two times. March will entertain single entries. Thus, to maximize your chances of success, purchase tickets early!
When can I start to buy tickets?
Early Bird Ticket Sales for Operation Med School 2017 are now open! Check here on our website for more information about the event, or click here to buy tickets! We would also strongly recommend you follow our Facebook page, as that is where you will receive updates the quickest. Look out for social media contests there too!
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out via Operation Med School Calgary on Facebook, or send us an email. We thank you for your continued support and hope you will join our journey this year to make the change the world.
-Operation Med School Calgary 2017 Executive Team