Eureka Virtual School 2020
|Duration||5 days; 5 hours per day|
|Number of Attendees||30-40|
|Attendee Profile||Early Stage researchers|
The Eureka Virtual School (EVS) was designed as an extension of Eureka programming and not to replace face-to-face programming in the long term. In 2020, two editions of the school were held in lieu of the Seasonal Schools.
A small team of enthusiastic ICC alumni and partner-based educators worked together to design a standardised framework for a Eureka Virtual School, and the first editions were run in late 2020 in lieu of Seasonal Schools.
The course description read: This course will show you that addressing health care challenges (such as COVID-19) requires much more than deep scientific knowledge. Being an agent of change also requires an understanding of scientific and health systems and a complement of skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, reflection, creative problem solving and communication. The course aims to inspire, train and challenge you to become part of a new generation of translational scientists needed to identify and tackle the most urgent problems in medicine. You will join an international group of students across multiple continents in an online journey that will navigate through real-life examples and challenges in translational medicine. However, it is not a course about COVID-19; it a course about you. It challenges your perspectives and ambitions, your talents and your role in the system. How do you want your research to contribute to health care and public health?