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Virtual CampMed 2020

Welcome to Virtual CampMed 2020!

Thank you for participating in Virtual CampMed 2020! We hope you enjoyed the sessions and learned a lot about the healthcare field! A special thank you to our volunteers who created and presented sessions during this year’s CampMed!

Did you miss a session? Want to view a session again? Recordings of each live session are now available on the Virtual CampMed 2020 webpage under the “Live Session Descriptions” heading.

Those who attended five (5) or more live sessions will receive their CampMed Certificates via email in the first week of August.

All Virtual CampMed 2020 Prize Pack winners will also be notified in the first week of August.

Merci d’avoir participé au CampMed 2020 virtuel! Nous souhaitons que tu as jouis des séances et appris beaucoup au sujet du domaine de la santé! Nous remercions tout spécialement nos bénévoles qui ont créé et présenté les séances pendant le CampMed cette année!

Est-ce que tu as raté une séance? Tu veux visionner une séance à nouveau? Les enregistrements des chaque séance en direct sont maintenant disponible sur la page Web du CampMed virtuel sous l’onglet « Live Session Descriptions ».

Pour les participantes et participants qui ont assisté à cinq (5) séances en direct ou plus recevront leur certificats de participation au CampMed par courriel dans la première semaine du mois d’août.

Tous les gagnants et gagnantes des prix du CampMed virtuel seront avisés dans la première semaine du mois d’août.

Welcome from NOSM’s Dean, President, & CEO


Preliminary Virtual CampMed Agenda. June 29, 2020 to July 24, 2020. This agenda covers the live sessions and does not include the pre-recorded content of CampMed. | Visit our website and follow hashtag nosm CampMed emno to discover additional content included in this year’s Virtual CampMed. In order to receive a CampMed 2020 certificate, campers must attend a minimum of five live sessions. Week 1. Monday, June 29, 2020 1:30 pm. The A B Cs of Health. Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:30 pm. Wellness Break. Friday, July 3, 2020 1:30 pm. Medical Imaging. Week 2. Monday, July 6, 2020 1:30 pm. Medical Terminology (Bilingual Session). Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:30 pm. Anatomy 1. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:30 pm. Séance d’aptitudes cliniques en français (Session in French only). Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:30 pm. Anatomy 2. Friday, July 10, 2020 1:30 pm. Health Jeopardy (Bilingual session). Week 3. Monday, July 13, 2020 1:30 pm. Determinants of Health/Health Inequities. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:30 pm. Life as a Medical Student. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:30 pm. Wilderness First Aid Case Study. Friday, July 17, 2020 1:30 pm. Virology and Immunology. Week 4. Monday, July 20, 2020 1:30 pm. Admissions Presentation. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:30 pm. Ethics in Healthcare. Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:30 pm. Kahoots: What I learned during CampMed 2020. This agenda has also been translated into French.


Live Session Descriptions

Did you miss a session? Want to view a session again? Recordings of each live session are now available! Select the title of a session below to view a recording of the session. All links will open in a new browser tab.

The ABCs of Health – Monday, June 29, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will explore the various acronyms and mnemonics for health assessment and reporting. They will learn the priorities of health assessment and how intervention(s) are prioritized based upon assessment findings. Campers will obtain a good foundational set of knowledge to apply to the Wilderness First Aid Case Study session. Through case studies, campers will collaboratively apply their new assessment knowledge and skills to contribute to determining a patient’s potential Canadian Trauma & Acuity Scale (CTAS) score. There is a limit of thirty (30) spots available for this session.

Access the:  ABCs of Health Handout

Session Lead: Brodie Gies-MacNeil
Volunteers: Roxanne Boodhoo, Megan Barnes, Charley Truyens, Julia Burns, Félix Lavigne, Gabrielle McDonald, Manon Valiquette, Tyler Pretty, Hailey O’Grady, Adam Poulin

Wellness Break – Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 1:30 PM

This session will enable campers to start camp off right with a focus on wellness. This short beginner yoga session is open to all skill/experience levels. Additional Wellness videos will be shared in the Supplementary section of Virtual CampMed.

Session Lead: Charley Truyens
Volunteers: Roxanne Boodhoo, Janani Sathiasalen, Mackenzie Musicco, Emma Hay, Megan Barnes, Julia Burns, Hailey O’Grady, Adam Poulin, Claire Poulin

Medical Imaging – Friday, July 3, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will learn about the bones of the body and the different anatomical planes, making use of model skeletons. The differences that exist between medical imagining modalities will be discussed, and campers will learn about different healthcare providers who may be involved in using radiation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Through case studies, students will learn the different types of medical imaging. Campers will learn about abnormalities or pathologies that may arise throughout the body.

Access the: Medical Imaging Handout Activity Sheet

Access the: Medical Imaging Handout Answer Sheet

Session Lead: Jenna Robert
Volunteers: Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Miranda Wysoczanksi, Mackenzie Musicco, Thia Courchesne, Caleb Robinson-Ethier, Andrea Pintar, Matthew Novello, Aly Pullen

Medical Terminology (Bilingual session) – Monday, July 6, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Activité de terminologie médicale (séance bilingue) – Le lundi 6 juillet 2020 | 13h 30

To work in the healthcare field, it is essential to understand medical terminology related to anatomy, physiology, medical exams, and clinical procedures. This session will test your knowledge on everything related to the human body!

Pour travailler dans le domaine médical, il est essentiel de comprendre la terminologie reliée à l’anatomie, à la physiologie et aux examens médicaux ainsi qu’aux procédures cliniques se rapportant aux différents systèmes du corps humain. Dans cette session, nous allons défier vos connaissances sur le corps humain !

Session Lead: Tamika Hamlet
Volunteers: Tyler Pretty

Anatomy I – Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will learn the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system (digestive system), the liver and pancreas, and some musculoskeletal terminology. Campers will gain knowledge of the important functions of various organs within these systems. Following a tutorial using models, the campers will test their knowledge through a labelling activity and Kahoots. Campers will also apply their knowledge through case studies. There is a limit of sixty (60) spots available for this session.

Sessions Leads: Stephanie Stevens and Brooke Raycraft

Séance d’aptitude clinique en français – Le mercredi 8 juillet 2020 | 13h 30

Le temps d’une séance, venez jouer le rôle d’un médecin praticien durant une consultation médicale avec un patient. Arriverez-vous à recueillir suffisamment de renseignements pour comprendre le problème de votre patient?

Session Lead: Mathieu Rheault-Henry
Volunteers: Tyler Pretty, Félix Lavigne

Anatomy II – Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will learn the anatomy and physiology of the cardiorespiratory system (the heart and lungs), the lobes of the brain, and the twelve (12) cranial nerves. Campers will participate in a tutorial session where they will be walked through the anatomy and physiology using models. Campers will test their knowledge through a labelling activity, Kahoots, and case-based studies. There is a limit of sixty (60) spots available for this session.

Session Leads: Stephanie Steves and Brooke Raycraft

Health Jeopardy (Bilingual session) – Friday, July 10, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Jeopardy de la santé (séance bilingue) – Le vendredi 10 juillet 2020 | 13h 30

Test your knowledge with NOSM’s version of Jeopardy, which includes five (5) categories based on the medical field!

Testez vos connaissances sur notre Jeopardy version EMNO. Au travers de cinq (5) catégories sur le milieu médicale, essayer de remporter le jeu!

Session Lead: Breezy Beaudry
Volunteers: Félix Lavigne

Determinants of Health/Health Inequities – Monday, July 13, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will discover the broader determinants that impact individual, community, and population health. This includes the twelve (12) Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) outlined by the government of Canada with a specific focus on the SDoH of prominent concern in Northern Ontario. Campers will also learn about health inequalities, including the difference between equality vs equity, marginalized populations, and racial discrimination. Campers will learn about health inequalities in Northern Ontario and discuss the consequential results of this gap in justified care. Campers will also learn the Population Health Promotion Model and participate in an activity that tests the model.

Session Lead: Hailey O’Grady
Volunteers: Janani Sathiasalen, Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Thia Courchesne, Caleb Robinson-Ethier, Emma Hay, Charley Truyens, Julia Burns, Matthew Novello, Tyler Pretty, Chloe Smith, Jenna Robert, Carlo Circelli

Life as a Medical Student – Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, third year medical students Brooke Raycraft and Stephanie Stevens will talk about life as a medical student at NOSM! Campers will learn about the curriculum including lectures, small group learning, labs, and structured clinical skills sessions. Campers will also get to hear about the various Integrated Community Experience (ICE) placements NOSM offers, including placements in an Indigenous community! Brooke and Stephanie will also talk about their favourite things about being a medical student at NOSM, and some of the challenges they have faced. Campers will learn why NOSM is No Ordinary School of Medicine!

Session Leads: Stephanie Stevens and Brooke Raycraft

Wilderness First Aid Case Study – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this thirty (30) minute session, campers will go through a basic wilderness first aid scenario with emphasis on the wilderness treatments, information gathering, and the decision-making process. The session will include a wilderness first aid activity and allow campers to apply the knowledge they just acquired to help a “responder” administer first aid.

Session Lead: Adam Poulin
Volunteers: Roxanne Boodhoo, Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Megan Barnes, Julia Burns, Gabrielle McDonald, Claire Poulin

Virology & Immunology – Friday, July 17, 2020 | 1:30 PM

The current COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies the power of microorganisms that lay on virtually every surface but cannot be seen by the naked eye. Have you wondered how scientists identify viruses that you cannot see? Are you familiar with the different techniques by which the human body can fight off these pathogens? During this online intensive module, campers will be introduced to scientific concepts in virology and immunology through a combination of live presentation, pre-recorded videos, and interactive activities. There is a limit of twenty (20) spots available for this session.

Session Lead: Matthew Novello
Volunteers: Miranda Wysoczanski, Félix Lavigne, Gabrielle McDonald, Chloe Smith

NOSM Admissions Presentation – Monday, July 20, 2020 | 1:30 PM

Are you wondering what you can do now to prepare to apply to NOSM? In this session, campers will learn about steps they can take now to start building their portfolios in preparation for eventually applying to NOSM. The session will also discuss the basic skills needed to become a physician, as well as the NOSM program and how it is unique from other medical schools.

Session Lead: Julie Houle, Admissions & Learner Recruitment Officer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Ethics in Healthcare – Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this session, campers will learn the use of ethics and its importance in healthcare. The main concepts that will be discussed include the four (4) ethical principles, informed consent, patient education and communication, as well as the major types of ethical views. To conclude the session, campers will take part in a case study debate regarding a scenario involving an organ transplant patient to enforce what was discussed throughout the presentation.

Session Lead: Heidi Tuszkiewicz
Volunteers: Janani Sathiaselan, Roxanne Boodhoo, Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Miranda Wysoczanski, Mackenzie Musicco, Thia Courchesne, Caleb Robinson-Ethier, Emma Hay, Megan Barnes, Charley Truyens, Tyler Pretty, Hailey O’Grady, Claire Poulin, Jenna Robert, Carlo Circelli, Tyler Pretty

Kahoots: What I Learned During Virtual CampMed 2020 – Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 1:30 PM

In this live Kahoots session, campers will test the knowledge they have gained by participating in Virtual CampMed 2020, and will have the opportunity to discuss answers and clarify things they have learned. The questions in the Kahoots session will cover information from all of the live CampMed sessions as well as all of the Supplementary Content videos.

The highest scoring camper in the Kahoots session will be sent the CampMed Grand Prize Pack, and the top twenty-five (25) campers will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) CampMed Prize Packs!

Session Lead: Tyler Pretty
Volunteers: Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Miranda Wysoczanski, Mackenzie Musicco, Megan Barnes, Charley Truyens, Félix Lavigne, Andrea Pintar, Manon Valiquette, Hailey O’Grady, Jenna Robert, Carlo Circelli, Aly Pullen

Registration Information

Registration for Virtual CampMed 2020 is now closed.

Supplementary Content

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our need to bring CampMed 2020 to our campers virtually, we are including supplementary sessions that have been pre-recorded and provided here to round out your experience at Virtual CampMed 2020. Although these sessions will not be included in the Certificate of Achievement that campers who attend at least five (5) of the live sessions will receive, these sessions will add to your overall knowledge and experience during Virtual CampMed 2020. These sessions vary in length and in topic, and information presented in these sessions will be included in the final Virtual CampMed 2020 Kahoots session.

There are two sections of supplementary content – Section I: Mini-Sessions, and Section II: Career Panel. We hope that you enjoy these videos and will share them with friends and family who may also be interested!

*Links to Supplementary Content videos will be made available throughout Virtual CampMed 2020.

Section I: Mini-Sessions

CSI Supplentary Content Session linkCrime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Join us through Instagram #NOSMCampMed and access videos and case information/documents in the Virtual CampMed CSI Lab to participate in our virtual crime scene. The sessions will be shared throughout CampMed (June 29 – July 24, 2020) – so check back every week to get more information to solve the case!

Enter the Virtual CampMed CSI Lab

Session Lead:
Andrea Pintar
Volunteers: Thia Courchesne, Caleb Robinson-Ethier, Gabrielle McDonald, Manon Valiquette, Matthew Novello

Naloxone Kit

This session will discuss important information about Naloxone kits – where to get one, when to use one, how to use one, and who to contact. Use the links below to navigate through the Naloxone presentation and view videos about how to obtain and use a Naloxone Kit. All links will open in a new browser tab.


Naloxone Kit Presentation

Naloxone Kit Video – How to Obtain

Naloxone Kit Video – How to Administer

Naloxone Kit Vide0 – Recovery Position

Session Lead: Claire Poulin
Volunteers: Roxanne Boodhoo, Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Miranda Wysoczanski, Adam Poulin

Wellness Break Activities!

Wellness Break: Intro and Reflection on Burnout
Wellness Break: The Power of Music
Wellness Break: Nutrition & Cooking

PPE Supplementary Content Session linkPPE How To

This session will discuss and demonstrate how to put on, wear, and remove Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).


Session Lead: Aly Pullen
Volunteers: Roxanne Boodhoo, Brodie Gies-MacNeil, Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Mackenzie Musicco, Julia Burns, Félix Lavigne, Manon Valiquette, Tyler Pretty, Jenna Robert

Section II: Career Panel

Are you considering a career in the healthcare field? Then this section is for you! Our career panel will discuss what they do, the advantages and challenges of their job, and what educational path they followed.

Janjulee Ellis
Speech-Language Pathologist reg. CASLPO
HBHSc Specialization Rehabilitation Sciences | Western University
MSpPathSt | The University of Queensland

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Dr. George McKay
Emergency Medicine | DRHC

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Dr. Kara C. Nadeau
General Surgery Resident
Specialty in General Surgery

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Joby Quiambao
Registered Dietitian (RD), Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services
Specializations: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Chronic Diseases, Indigenous Health, Community Health

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Additional supplementary session content will be added throughout CampMed. Please review the Virtual CampMed webpage often to make sure you do not miss any of these amazing sessions!

University Student Volunteer Profiles

Meet our amazing University Student Volunteers!

We are so grateful for our team of university student volunteers who have worked tirelessly to bring you this year’s Virtual CampMed! These talented students have put together live sessions and supplementary content videos aimed at educating and entertaining campers interested in a career in the healthcare field.

Roxanne Boodhoo
My name is Roxanne Boodhoo. I currently live in Sudbury, but am originally from Vaughan, Ontario. I completed a Psychology undergraduate degree with Honours, and am currently a graduate research student and teaching assistant at Laurentian University working on a MSc in Biology. I have a strong interest and love when it comes to medicine, as well as a passion for volunteering, community involvement, healthcare, ethics, and mental health. I am extremely excited about CampMed 2020 and about working with the other volunteers in this journey through the virtual-camp format. I feel especially excited to be connecting and participating virtually with younger students who have an interest in entering the healthcare field, and I hope to connect and share my own personal experiences and knowledge with my colleagues and with the campers.

Julia Burns
My name is Julia Burns, and I am entering my second year of Nursing at Laurentian University. Outside of school, I am a lifeguard/swim instructor and I play trombone in a variety of community ensembles. I am very excited to be a volunteer with NOSM’s CampMed this year and am looking forward to working with all of the participants!

Carlo Circelli
My name is Carlo Circelli, and I will be entering my fourth year of Kinesiology in the fall at Laurentian University. I was born in Sudbury and have decided to stay in the North to pursue a career in health care, specifically medicine at NOSM. In my spare time, I enjoy anything outdoors, such as hiking, camping, and canoeing. This is my first year volunteering with CampMed, and I look forward to meeting you all!

Thia Courchesne
Hello everyone, my name is Thia Courchesne from Timmins, Ontario! I’ve recently completed my first year at the University of Ottawa in the Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences program, and I am hoping to apply to NOSM once I’ve completed my undergraduate program. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to volunteer for this year’s Virtual CampMed, and I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for health care and medicine within these sessions with the ambitious participants!

Brodie Gies-MacNeil
My name is Brodie Gies-MacNeil and I am entering my fourth year of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Cambrian College. I enjoy spending my time as an on-ice hockey official, working as a PSW, and broadening my medical knowledge and experience. I am looking forward to working with the participants of CampMed in the new method of delivery for this year!

Emma Hay
My name is Emma! I am a student at Lakehead University, pursuing my Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology in the direction of eventually attending medical school. I spend my free time playing violin, reading, hiking, and coaching gymnastics.

Félix Lavigne
My name is Félix Lavigne, and I was raised on a dairy farm in Englhart, Ontario. I just recently finished my second year at Laurentian University in the Biomedical Biology program and hope to attend NOSM in the future.

Gabrielle McDonald
My name is Gabrielle McDonald. I am from North Bay and I am starting my fourth year of nursing at Nipissing University. I am equally passionate about health sciences and healthcare and cannot wait to share this experience with everyone this year!

Mackenzie Musicco
Hi! My name is Mackenzie Musicco and I am completing my undergraduate degree in Radiation Therapy at Laurentian University. I am involved in a lot of community based volunteer programs to help those in my community. I have always been interested in the science and health care fields and want to share my knowledge and love for science by volunteering with CampMed this year!

Matthew Novello
Hello everyone – my name is Matthew Novello. I am a dental student at Western University and the lead for the Virology & Immunology session! I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and enjoy science, country music, and the outdoors!

Hailey O’Grady
Hi, my name is Hailey, and I am a recent graduate from the Health Promotion Program at Laurentian University. Born and raised in Sudbury, I have had great opportunities volunteering and working in the health field in my community. I decided to volunteer with CampMed this year to share my knowledge and passion for health and the healthcare field with younger, aspiring students. I cannot wait to share my thoughts and knowledge, as well as my academic and volunteer experiences with younger students hoping to enter the health field!

Andrea Pintar
Hi there! My name is Andrea Pintar and I’m from Timmins, Ontario. I am going into my fourth year of Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University. I hope to give campers an amazing virtual experience at CampMed!

Adam Poulin
Hi, my name is Adam and I’m from Atikokan, Ontario. My incredible experience as a participant in CampMed inspired me to pursue a degree in human biology, and I hope that as a volunteer I can help give the same outstanding experience to another student. I am planning, along with my twin sister Claire, to apply to NOSM’s MD program in 2022, and it is our ambition to enrol in the program together.

Claire Poulin
Hello, my name is Claire, and my goal in volunteering with NOSM CampMed is to continue my involvement with NOSM from being a CampMed participant in 2016, to a CampMed volunteer in 2020, and to a NOSM applicant in 2022. My twin brother Adam and I often work together on complex problems and look forward to the challenge of creating a virtual CampMed with the rest of the team. We also hope to one day become doctors that have been educated by NOSM.

Tyler Pretty
Bonjour à vous tous! Je me nomme Tyler Pretty, et cette année je m’embarque dans ma 4e année du programme de Sciences Infirmières ici à l’Université Laurentienne. Je suis né et élevé ici à Sudbury, et je passe mon temps libre en jouant aux sports, regardant mes séries préféré sur Netflix, ou en agissant comme bénévole avec plusiers organisme communautaire! J’ai hâte de faire parti du programme CampMed, en tant que bénévole cette année afin que je puisse vous partage mes connaissances, mes pensées, ainsi que mes expériences! À bientôt!

Hi all! My name is Tyler Pretty, and this year I will be entering my fourth year of the Francophone Nursing program at Laurentian University! I was born and raised in Sudbury, and like to spend most of my free time playing sports, binge watching my favourite Netflix series’, or volunteering in my community! I am extremely excited to be a part of the new Virtual Campmed format this year, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge, thoughts, and experiences with you all! Cheers!

Alanna (Aly) Pullen
My name is Alanna (Aly) Pullen, and I connect with CampMed participants as I was once one in 2013. I understand the importance of educating and inspiring the youth of Northern Ontario as I come from the small town of Hornepayne. At Cambrian College, I learned the importance of Patient Care, Advocacy, and Education. My in-depth training in Radiological Technology allows a unique insight to what this profession entails, how it assists patients with care & treatment, and what it is like to work in a healthcare setting. My devotion to the Medical Radiation Sciences has allowed me to be recognized as the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) Student Award recipient. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and I hope to pursue more health science related education in the future.

Jenna Robert
My name is Jenna, and as a recent graduate from the Radiation Therapy program at Laurentian University, along with having a strong background in sciences, I am passionate about the provision of optimal patient-centred care. I am also passionate about community-involvement and I enjoy volunteering with a variety of populations in Sudbury.

Caleb Robinson-Ethier
Hi there! My name is Caleb Robinson-Ethier and I am from Timmins, Ontario. I am entering my second year of study at the University of Ottawa in the Health Sciences program. My ultimate goal is to pursue medical school at NOSM after my undergrad. I love learning new things as well as teaching others, and I am thrilled to be able to do so by volunteering at CampMed!

Janani Sathiasalen
My name is Janani Sathiasalen, and I am currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Western University. I am very excited to be volunteering with CampMed this year!  I enjoy working in a team, love to learn and teach, and am passionate about healthcare equity and ethics, as well as mental health. When I am no reading, I enjoy running and crafting.

Chloe Smith
My name is Chloe Smith, and I am an Indigenous student currently going into my final year of a Honours Bachelor of Science in Global Health at York University. I am passionate about improving health care in Northern and rural Ontario by examining socio-political factors and policy reform.

Charley Truyens
My name is Charley, and I first heard about CampMed through friends that had volunteered as Team Leads and immediately I knew I wanted to get involved as well. I wish that I could have had the opportunity to attend a program like CampMed in high school so that I could have discovered more about the Health Sciences field, learn from university students about their experiences, and gain any insight that they had to offer. That kind of exposure is so valuable, and I am grateful that I now have the opportunity to share my own experiences and insights with younger students.

Heidi Tuszkiewicz
Hi everyone! My name is Heidi Tuszkiewicz, and I am finishing a Certificate in Gerontology this summer as well as going into my final year of Chemical Engineering at Laurentian University in the fall. I am also on the track and cross-country teams at Laurentian! In addition to pursuing my degree and competing for Laurentian, I am extremely passionate about working with youth! I am looking to pursue a career in which I can work with children and my ultimate goal is to attend NOSM and work as a paediatrician in Northern Ontario to give back to the awesome community that I call home! I am looking forward to volunteering with CampMed this summer!

Manon Valiquette
Hi everyone! My name is Manon, and I am a recent graduate from the Biochemistry program at Laurentian University. Currently, I am completing my first year of an M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences at Laurentian. Being rooted in the North, specifically Sudbury, I’ve had a number of opportunities to work and volunteer in my community. As a result, I am very cognizant of the social determinants of health and health inequities that are inherent to people living in the North. By sharing my knowledge and experiences in Northern Ontario with rural and remote high school students who, like myself, have a strong interest in the health sciences and medicine, it is hoped that they are enticed to become future physicians, especially here in the North. Despite the challenges brought upon us by COVID-19, I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this year’s Virtual CampMed!

Miranda Wysoczanski
Hello everyone, my name is Miranda. I recently graduated from the Kinesiology program at Laurentian University and I will be starting my MSc. in Clinical Anatomy & Cell Biology at Western this fall. Having been born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario,  I cultivated a passion for the outdoors and have had the opportunity to work as a Standardized Patient at NOSM throughout my undergrad. I decided to volunteer for this year’s CampMed as I recognize the importance of educating students on rural and northern health care, and I am very excited to take what I have learned throughout my four (4) years at Laurentian and provide some valuable insight in order to inspire participants to pursue a career in health sciences. I am looking forward to meeting with you all!

Megan Barnes

Medical School Learner Volunteer Profiles

Meet our Medical School Learner Volunteers!

We are very thankful for our medical learner volunteers who are taking time out of their busy schedule to share their knowledge and experiences with our campers. They are a great example of NOSM’s dedication to world class education for the North, by the North.

Brianna-Lee (Breezy) Beaudry
Je m’appelle Breezy Beaudry et bientôt je commence ma troisième année à l’EMNO. Je suis née à Kelowna, CB et j’ai réussi mon baccalauréat de Kiné à l’Université de Victoria. Grâce à mes études, j’ai su que je voulais un métier dans le domaine de la santé. À date, je suis contente avec le programme de l’EMNO où j’ai l’opportunité d’apprendre les fondamentaux de la médicine avec une accentuation d’immersion dans ma nouvelle communauté. En ce moment je suis surtout intéressée par la médicine d’urgence et la chirurgie. J’ai hâte de commencer mon stage cette année à Temiskaming Shores.

My name is Breezy Beaudry and I am entering into my third year at NOSM. I am originally from Kelowna, BC and completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. I loved my undergraduate degree where my curiosity for the human body pushed me to want to find a career in the health field. I feel very fortunate to be a student at NOSM where I am building fundamental skills and knowledge, but am also in a program immersed in community. At the moment, my top interests include the field of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, and I look forward to exploring clinical medicine throughout my upcoming eight (8) month placement in Temiskaming Shores.

Tamika Hamlet
Je m’appelle Tamika Hamlet, et je suis une étudiante dans ma 3e année à l’EMNO. J’étais élevée à Smooth Rock Falls quand j’étais jeune fille, donc j’ai agrandit là et aussi à l’Oakville, où mes parents vivent actuellement. J’ai obtenu mon diplôme universitaire de l’Université de McMaster, en Biochimie et le programme d’arts et sciences (une double concentration). Je fais partie des forces armées canadiennes, comme étudiante en médecine, et je veux être un médecin de famille.

My name is Tamika Hamlet, and I am a third year student at NOSM. I was born and raised in Smooth Rock Falls, and spent some of my childhood in Oakville. I graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Biochemistry and Arts and Science (double major). I am currently part of the Canadian Armed Forces as a medical student, and want to become a family physician.

Brooke Raycraft
My name is Brooke Raycraft, and I am going into my third year as a medical student at NOSM in Thunder Bay! I am originally from Bracebridge, Ontario. I completed my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Wilfred Laurier University, and then completed my Master’s degree in Chemistry at Western University. After completing my degrees, I worked for two (2) years waitressing and as a Quality Control Technician in the lab at a brewery. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, golfing, gardening, and hitting the gym! My future career goal is to become a rural family physician with advanced skills in obstetrics and mental health.

Mathieu Rheault-Henry
Bonjour tout le monde! Je m’appelle Mathieu, et je serai l’un des chefs d’équip lors de CampMed 2020! J’ai grandi à Sudbury, gradué de l’École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur, et j’ai commencé mes études universitaires dans le programme de promotion de la santé à l’Université Laurentienne! Une fois diplômé, j’ai été accepté à l’EMNO, et je viens de terminer ma première année. Je me souviens d’avoir participé au CampMed en 9e année, et en y repensant, ce fut une expérience enrichissante et l’une des raisons principales pour lesquelles j’ai trouvé mon chemin vers l’ecole de médecine! Au plaisir de vous rencontrer tous! 🙂

Hi everyone! My name is Mathieu and I’ll be one of your camp leads for the 2020 CampMed! I was born and raised in Sudbury, graduated from École Secondaire du Sacré-Coeur, and began my undergraduate studies in Health Promotion at Laurentian University! Once I graduated, I was accepted to NOSM, and I have just completed my first year. I remember taking part in CampMed in Grade 9 and looking back at it, it was an invaluable experience, and one of the main reasons I found my path to medical school! I am looking forward to meeting you all! 🙂

Stephanie Stevens
My name is Stephanie Stevens, and I am a Year 3 UME student at NOSM!  I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, completing my HBSc Biology major at Lakehead University. My goal is to become a family physician working in Northwestern Ontario – I love the broad scope of practice and I look forward to meeting the needs of the community I will serve one day! In my spare time I love to read, bake, hike, cycle, spend time with my family, and binge watch TV series with my fiancée and two cats!

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