Orientation Week consists of a series of presentations and activities that occur the week before classes commence. Many of these sessions are mandatory as they provide essential information regarding resources, policies, important deadlines, and necessary preparations before starting classes. Additionally, the week is dedicated to fostering social connections, allowing you to meet and interact with your classmates.

White Coat 

At the White Coat Ceremony, incoming medical learners are invited to engage in the presentation of their first White Coat and join in reciting the Hippocratic Oath. Traditionally held in September, this event serves as a celebratory welcome for the incoming class to the medical profession, providing an opportunity to reflect on the journey that brought them to medical school.

Shingles Night 

The Shingles and Convocation is a celebratory event for the graduating class held on the evening of their convocation date. The ceremony includes the presentation of Shingles, which are wooden name plates, as well as awards, and the class reciting the Declaration of Geneva. This is a celebratory event for the graduating class as they embark on their residency programs, providing an opportunity to reflect on their medical school journey.

Medical Student Research Forum

The Medical Student Research Forum is a competition where medical students showcase their research conducted at Memorial University during the UGME curriculum and are judged by a panel of medical faculty. This annual event serves as a platform for students to gain experience in presenting their work, receive feedback, and network with others in the medical community.

Memorial University Medical Student Research Forum 2024: Competition Results
Spearheaded by Parsa Abdi and supported by LWS

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Overall Winner 

Kathleen Dyer

Top 3 Posters Presentations 

Top 3 Oral Presentations

Jenna Tilley

Matthew B Downer

Rafiat Damilola Adekunle

Berit Sellars

Charlotte Elliott

Heather Richards

Honorable Mentions 

Honorable Mentions
from researchers with obtained Masters/PhD degrees

Hannah Yaremko

Lindsay Ann Bellows

Katie Stone

Lyndon Boone

Meghan Hickey

Callie Langmead

Medical Student Research Forum - Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine
February 2023
Spearheaded by Joshua McShane and supported by LWS

Overall Winner 

Parsa Abdi 

Second Place

Anthony Duchesne

Third Place

Maya Willms

First Place Poster Presentation

First Place Oral Presentation

Rachel Sorensen

Lyndon Boon