What is OMS?
Operation Med School (OMS) is a not-for-profit organization that organizes and holds one-day conferences in various cities in Canada and the US tailored towards passionate high school students aspiring to become the next generation of healthcare providers.
At OMS, attendees will discover more about the various topics of medicine through informative lectures, hands-on workshops, and engaging activities led by doctors, biomedical researchers, and other professionals within the medical field.
Who runs OMS?
OMS is entirely run by students on two levels—the individual conferences and the organization. The conferences in each of the cities are organized and run by high school students that have been recruited during the previous spring. A centralized executive team consisting of members who have previously served in the city teams supports the city teams and works on expanding the organization.
Where are the conferences held at?
Currently in Canada, we have conferences in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa. In the US, we have conferences in New York. We will be gradually expanding into more cities.
Is there an age requirement for the conferences?
There is no age requirement, but you do need to be a student. Photo ID from your educational institution will be required if prompted by an OMS team member. Although there is no age requirement, if you are a parent, we ask that you are attending the conference for yourself and not your child.
What is the refund policy?
How can I get involved?
First of all, you can attend any one of our conferences! Most of our team members themselves have attended our conferences before they applied to join our team.
If you are a high school student in any of the cities we currently have conferences, check our website frequently as we will be posting applications for high school students to join city teams. Typically, applications will be open around April-June depending on the city, and around August for Ottawa.
My organization would like to sponsor or partner with OMS. Who should I contact?