McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Demystifying Medicine

Educational Opportunities

The overall goal of the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series is to bridge the gap between clinical care and science. We are convinced that collaborative synergistic research approaches involving physician and scientists are critical to make discoveries that will benefit tomorrows patients. We are aiming to create different educational courses that will be attached to the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series. Please contact us here if you have any suggestions.

Continued Medical Education (CME)

Each seminar meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by McMaster Continuing Health Science Education for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster Continuing Health Science Education for up to 1.5 MOC Section 1 credits

Attendees seeking accreditation will need an ETA (Event Tracking Assistant) account. Please contact Cathy Stampfli to request an account.

Contact Info:

Cathy Stampfli

Demystifying Medicine Course: HTH SCI 4DM3

Students will work in small cross-disciplinary groups on selected topics presented at the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series . Students will acquire a broad overview of various clinical topics, patient needs and associated biomedical research. Students will translate the acquired knowledge to patients and public, and develop educational material.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV B.H.Sc. (Honours) or Level IV B.H.Sc (Honours) Specializations or Level IV Arts & Science or Level IV Science; or registration in Level IV in any program and permission of instructor.

Three hours, one term


  • Core 01: Dr. Kjetil Ask
  • Core 02: Dr. Renee Labiris
  • Core 03: Dr. Roma Sehmi

Introduction to HTH SCI 4DM3 Video

This video is an introduction to HTH SCI 4DM3: Demystifying Medicine, an undergraduate health sciences course at McMaster University.

— Created by Khatija Anjum

How could you contribute?

We seek help from interested students of all ages, patients and the public. The overall goal for our students is to take complicated concepts and make them understandable to a specifc target audience. The target audience could be a specific student population (high-school students, 5th graders, general public, or a specifc patient population. The big question is: how do we know that what we have made is understadable, informative, useful and maybe even enjoyable? To address this concern we have generated a "Draft Video" page. We will post videos that are "under construction" and have associated this page with an automatic form that allows viewers to record rankings and comments. The comments are then given back to the students making the videos, who will assess all feedback and attempt to improve their product. We have also included a section where the viewers can indicate specific topics that they would want our students to demystify.