The IgNITE Medical Case Competition is a yearly bilingual competition hosted and organized by students from across Canada with our headquarters located at the University of Ottawa. IgNITE recognizes the importance of both scientific research and the medical profession and is focused on giving students the opportunity to compete and submit novel research ideas that could lead to advancements in the medical field. Contestants will have the opportunity to present their novel ideas to industry-leading professionals and gain valuable experience in effective scientific communication.

Currently, we are recruiting for mentors! Mentors play a crucial role in guiding the teams throughout the competition. We are looking for undergraduate or graduate students with research experience to become mentors! Here is a summary of the role:

Mentor Job Description:

  • Guide competing groups through their preparation for the IgNITE Medical Case Competition.

  • Prompt their groups to devise a research question.

  • Point their mentees to resources to support their research (e.g. search engines for scientific literature, databases).

  • Guide the abstract and poster making process.

  • Set concrete goals with mentees and check in regularly.

Time Commitment: Oct –  Nov 2021 (Round 1) &  Feb –  Mar 2022  (Round 2). 2-5 hrs per week approx.

Application deadline: September 15, 2021

Our event will be hosted online this year making it accessible to more students. The website is hyperlinked for further information. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns: [email protected]

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