Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) Curriculum

What you learn

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If you participate in the online program, you’ll gain some of the skills that you need to further your academic and professional careers. You'll get have the opportunity to engage with health science faculty members, professionals, staff, and students from dentistry, kinesiology and physical education, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work through a variety of Zoom workshops . In the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, you'll get to explore great programs such as the MD Program, Medical Radiation Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and the Physician's Assistant program. 


You'll have the opportunity to choose a student-mentor who is studying in a health science field of interest to you. You'll meet online with you mentor weekly and they’ll assist you with developing your personal career road map. You’ll also be matched with another student-mentor team to help form a friendly and intimate community that will support you with exploring health science pathways during the program. 


During the four-week program, you’ll work with a small group of SMP students to deliver a research report and a presentation delivered through Zoom. You’ll also need to complete various asynchronous exercises and assignments with your teacher during the four-week program. We want to provide you with the skills that you need to be a successful student and professional. The health sciences are a broad field with a vast range of career opportunities, and we are here to help you find a path that is right for you, capitalize on your skills, and apply them to your career in the health professions.

What you earn

Students who attend a prStudents who attend a provincially funded Ontario school can earn a credit in Navigating the Workplace (GLN4O). That’s an open credit that will be applied to your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  You must be 16 years of age by June 30 to be eligible. You must have completed 11 science, social science or humanities course and be returning to high school for at least one semester.  

I am truly grateful for this experience. I went in not expecting much because it was online, but the program really exceeding my expectation. I learned new things, made connections, and found a path I want to follow. Thank you so much for an enriching summer! 

Hannah Essibrah, SMP Alumni 2020