The AHP recruitment focuses on:
Students currently within a post secondary institution working towards a Bachelor's degree, diploma, or certificate with a strong interest in medicine or other health related fields of study
Students currently within a post secondary institution, secondary, middle or primary school with an interest in medicine or health related field of study
The AHP is dedicated to encouraging all Aboriginal students to recognize medicine as a viable career option.
Recruitment Activities include:
Junior High School and High School Visits (multiple times per year): The AHP program coordinator and a group of medical students come to the school and run a number of age-appropriate healthcare-related hands-on workstations in order to foster an interest in medicine as a possible career choice. We bring all supplies. There is no cost to the students nor the school.
Mini Medical School (once per year): Students from schools on reserve as well as within Calgary are brought to the medical school for hands-on activities including anatomy stations, patient simulator stations, and intubation stations. Lunch is provided. There is no cost to the students nor the school.
Med Student Mentor: high school students are matched with a medical student mentor. They participate in regular in-person activities as well as written correspondence in order to provide support and guidance for the high school students on their path toward post secondary education and, we hope, medical school.
Career Fairs: The AHP program coordinator attends as many healthcare and general career fairs targeted to Aboriginal students as possible. If you know of a career fair that we could attend, please let us know.
All of these activities can be arranged through the coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-210-7548