The Forum works by involving concerned citizens and influential thinkers and doers. Part of our mandate is to nurture the leaders of tomorrow by exposing them to the leaders and challenges of today. We seek to involve students in all our activities.
We offer several ways for students to experience some of what the Forum has to offer.
- Our student-led events focus on highly topical health challenges that concern students and the general public. These dialogues and debates are organized by our Student Leadership Team, and open to the public. Held on campus, we encourage students to attend and participate actively.
- The health systems and health policy course offers students the opportunity to consider how healthcare is different from other goods and services, and how governments make decisions about healthcare in different health systems.
- Our simulations course offers students the chance to participate in simulated hospital board meetings, cabinet meetings, and World Health Assembly meetings.
- Our global health courses offer students the opportunity to consider critical factors and catalysts that influence global health decision-making processes and governance.
- The doctoral seminar provides an opportunity for doctoral students with diverse analytical, disciplinary and experiential perspectives to focus on issues that characterize the breadth of health policy.
- Our Fellowships Program allows McMaster students to study and contribute to evidence synthesis, stakeholder deliberations and public engagement. Fellows are exposed to influential doers and thinkers at Forum events, and through internships at government ministries and international agencies such as the World Health Organization.
- The MacHealthForumFellowFiles student blog gives students involved in Forum activities the opportunity to write about their unique experiences and knowledge, and serves as an online medium to share those insights and knowledge with other students within the McMaster community and beyond.
- Follow @MacHForumFellow on Twitter for insights and updates from the McMaster Health Forum's Student Leadership Team.