November 25, 2018 | 2 to 5 PM
Richmond Hill Central Library
Free for all ages!

Introducing MedChat

Presenting our first event, MedChat ! On November 25, 2018, we invited secondary school students from across the GTA to listen to key guest speakers and learn more about the field of medicine while enjoying snacks and drinks.

Who's Speaking?

Dennis Zhu

A student at University of Guelph, Dennis Zhu is studying biomedical sciences and is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. At MedChat, he introduced students to the pre-undergrad route to medical and veterinary school, as well as provided an in-depth analysis of how to be successful in the field of medicine. He also shared his own experiences in the clinical sciences and applying to Canadian undergraduate programs. 

Alysha Mankotia

Alysha has just completed her 2 years of undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Honours Biomedical Sciences via the CAP track and will be moving on to Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy this upcoming January. Alysha was able to pursue Pharmacy with Waterloo’s Conditional Admission to Pharmacy Status (CAP Status), which is a competitive status awarded to 24 outstanding high school students nationally. Throughout high school and her undergraduate studies, Alysha has gathered various experiences working in different research positions and healthcare settings including clinics, hospitals and pharmacies. She shared her tips for applying to specific university programs and spoke about creating a pharmaceutical invention as a young female in STEM. 

Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Since 2004, Dr. Pillai Riddell has been a registered Clinical Health Psychologist, specializing in patients who experience pain due to medical procedures and conditions. As a researcher, she has been studying the development and assessment (behavioural, physiological, cortical) of young children’s responses to painful procedures for over 20 years, with a specific focus on parent factors. She runs the OUCH Lab (Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt) and helps lead the Pain in Child Health initiative, an international training program that has worked with over 300 graduate students worldwide since its inception. She was also the 2018 York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award Winner.



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