HOSA Canada will be hosting two types of workshops throughout the year- Health Professions workshops and Competitive Events workshops. After each workshop, students are welcome to ask questions and interact with the lecturers. These workshops are held online via Zoom and are open to students who have paid both their membership and events fees. Additionally, hands-on and lecture style workshops will be offered in-person at the Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). A list of workshops that were available to students at SLC 2023 can be viewed below.
Health Professions Workshops introduce students to various disciplines within the healthcare field, e.g. Dentistry, Veterinary, Nursing, etc.
These workshops are recommended for students that are having trouble deciding on which event is right for them but also for students who have decided on an event and would like to learn more about it.
A variety of Competitive Event Workshops will be held from October 23-26, 2023 to help students learn about the differences between competitive events and decide which competitive event is right for them.
HOSA Seminar 3: Health Professionals Symposium – Possibilities Beyond an MD
Does pursuing a career in the healthcare field sound exciting to you, but you are unfamiliar with the breadth of careers available? HOSA Canada is hosting a healthcare professionals symposium with a host of healthcare professionals beyond medicine and allied health professionals, such as dieticians, social workers, veterinarians, pharmacologists and more!
Must be a HOSA Canada member to attend!
November 28, 2023 at 7pm ET
Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/f6Ekjf2vYw
Workshops Planned for the 2023-2024 School Year
The workshops outlined below will be held throughout the school year via Zoom but as they have yet to be finalized, are subject to change at any time without notice.
Med School 101
Journeys to Healthcare
Health Professionals Symposium – Possibilities Beyond an MD
Getting a Head Start to Research
Specialties in Medicine after Medical School
Medicine, Technology, Business, and the Future of Healthcare
Getting your Dream Job in Healthcare – Career and Interview Skills
Clinical Diagnosis Case Study
Mental Health and Intersectionality in Healthcare
Interview and Q&A with Various Surgeons
Competitive Events Week (October 23-27, 2023)
Get ready for HOSA Canada’s Competitive Events Week! Not sure about which event to compete in? Not sure what it will take to succeed? Join us on Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th at 6:30 PM EST where our team of competitive events planners will cover the ins and outs of all the events we offer and tips for success. These events are open to both members and non-members.
- Teamwork & Leadership Events Zoom Link (October 23, 6:30pm EST): https://hosacanada-org.zoom.us/j/85847306596
- Health Professions Events Zoom Link (October 25, 6:30pm EST): https://hosacanada-org.zoom.us/j/89038523584
- Emergency Preparedness Events Zoom Link (October 26, 6:30pm EST): https://hosacanada-org.zoom.us/j/83188490698
- Health Sciences Events Zoom Link (October 27, 6:30pm EST): https://hosacanada-org.zoom.us/j/88694790881
Leadership Certificate Program
The Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) seeks to recognize students for their commitment to developing leadership skills while broadening their understanding of the different pathways available to them in the health field. The LCP uses the term “seminars” to refer to workshops held online as opposed to “workshops” which are in-person.
LCP Registration Form: https://forms.office.com/r/KUCeAs53jA
LCP Progress Tracker: https://forms.office.com/r/5F7si2cdXj
Virtual Workshops 2023-2024
Workshops at SLC 2023
|Introduction to Radiology||Selina Shi, McMaster University Medical School|
Mikail Malik, University of Toronto Medical School
|Introduction to Veterinary Medicine||Priya Jain, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph|
|Introduction to Anesthesia||Casey Li, University of British Columbia Medical School|
Dorisa Meng, McMaster University Medical School
|Introduction to Genetics||Brynne Stewart, University of Toronto Medical School|
|Scrubbing and Sterility||Bellinda Yin, University of Toronto Medical School|
Léa Tessier, McMaster University Medical School
|Introduction to Epidemiology||Dorisa Meng, McMaster University Medical School|
|Essentials of Medical Diagnoses (Introduction to History Taking)||Sabrina Balkaran, University of Toronto Medical School|
Natasha Verhoeff, University of Toronto Medical School
|Introduction to Family Medicine||Robert Dydynsky, McMaster University Medical School|
|Introduction to Research||Meera Chopra, University of Toronto Medical Student|
|Suturing and Knot Tying||Roxanna Wang, McMaster University Medical School|
Casey Li, University of British Columbia Medical School
|How to Approach the CASPer||Peaches Chamberlain, McMaster University Medical School|
Etri Kocaqi, McMaster University Medical School
|Introduction to Physiotherapy||Sophie Fu, University of Toronto|
|Code Blue Simulation||Jason Wang, McMaster University Medical School|
Zackariyah Hassan, McMaster University Medical School
|Cardiorespiratory History and Physical||Thalia Hua, University of Toronto Medical Student|
|Mental Health and Psychiatry||Peaches Chamberlain, McMaster University Medical School|
|Dislocations and Reductions||Hanson Liu, McMaster University Medical School|
|Introduction to Dermatology||Muhammadhasan Nasser, University of Toronto Medical Student|
|Approach to Trauma||Tania Kazi, McMaster University Medical School|
Shamir Malik, University of Toronto Medical Student
|Casting and Fractures||Kaid van Kampen, McMaster University Medical School|
|Unwrapping Research||Colin Whaley, McMaster University Medical School|
|Narrative Medicine||Sarah Klapman, McMaster University Medical School|
Kaid van Kampen, McMaster University Medical School
|Musculoskeletal History and Physical||Colm Vance, McMaster University Medical School|
|Abdominal History and Physical||Surabhi Sivaratnam, McMaster University Medical School|
|Introduction to Pharmacy||Sheena Li, Pharmacy Assistant|
Health Professions Workshops (2022-2023)
Deep Dive into Nursing
Is nursing a career that you are interested in pursuing? Is the breadth of this occupation confusing for you? Join HOSA Canada for our Deep Dive into Nursing seminar where you can learn from nursing professionals about the different levels of nursing! From RN (Registered Nurse), to RPN (Registered Practical Nurse), to NP (Nurse Practitioner), and many more, we’ve got you covered. Be sure not to miss out on this unique opportunity and come prepared with all of your questions!
Specialties in Medicine after Medical School
Medicine can be readily separated into medicine and surgery, but what does this even mean? Join HOSA Canada to learn about the different subspecialties in medicine. We will host various health care professionals to discuss topics such as pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, physiatry, and so much more! Be prepared to learn all about these fields and have your questions answered by the professionals. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity, so come prepared with all of your questions!
Specialties in Surgery after Medical School
As the second part of our two-part series, this session will touch on the surgical specialties available in medicine. Join us for an informative evening on various surgical professions spanning from general surgery to orthopedics. Our guest speakers will talk about their day-to-day routine in their field and how they got there. Prepare to learn more about their past experiences and education that helped them achieve their goals and profession today. As always, you will get the chance to ask questions at the end, so come prepared!
Specialties after Medical School Continued
Due to high demand, we will be presenting a third session on the different specialties after medical school. This will include various professions that may not fall into the “medicine” or “surgery” categories from our earlier sessions and more professionals who do fall into these categories, in case you may have missed them earlier. Join us for a fantastic evening listening to skilled healthcare professionals ranging from pediatrics to general surgery to pursuing a master’s degree, and much more! Don’t miss out on this special extended edition and come prepared with any questions you may have.
Mental health and women in medicine
Are you interested in learning about topics related to mental health? Even more, are you interested in hearing empowering and up-close experiences of women in stem? HOSA Canada will be having a mental health and women in medicine seminar where you can hear from professionals on tips on how to manage and maintain your mental health, and learn about the pathways and challenges experienced by women currently in medicine!