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OMSHacks is the first hackathon in Operation Med School Toronto's history, bringing together like-minded students all across Canada to pitch their innovative ideas and bring forth their best solutions to address health-related problems. OMS Toronto is run by a group of passionate high school students who want to introduce fellow students to an ever-changing career in medicine. 

This year OMS Toronto is launching two problem tracks that will be released on the day of the hackathon. Participants will be asked to submit both a pitch (slide deck format) and a video demo of their project.

OMSHacks schedule:

February 5th:

Time Activity
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Check into Discord
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Introduction to OMSHacks 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Start Hacking!
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Biotech Session by Ananya Chadha
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Gene Editing Workshop by Ridhi Gopalakrishnan
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Break
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM Biotech Session by Neil Mitra
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM Meet & Work with Groups
10:00 PM - 11:00PM Group Activity 

February 6th:

Time Activity
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Group Activity
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Data Science Workshop by Usman Bari
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Intro to AI Workshop by Fouad Yousif from Coding Hive
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Experimenting with COBWEB by Brad Bass
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Entrepreneurship by Georgiy Sekretaryuk 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Meet & Work with Groups
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Live Pitches + Judging 
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Judging
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Closing Remarks and Winners Announced!

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Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD384 in prizes

Gift Card and TEDx Speaker Opportunity

Every member of the first-place team will receive a $50 gift card of their choice as well as a chance to apply to be a speaker at TEDxYouth@AYJSS. The team will also receive recognition on the OMSToronto website.

MDConsultant Sessions

Every member of the second-place team will receive a one-hour consulting session with MDConsultants and recognition on the OMSToronto website.

Gift Card

Every member of the third-place team will receive a $25 gift card of their choice and recognition on the OMSToronto website.

Panago Pizza Coupon

The winner of the social media chalenge will be mailed a Panago Pizza coupon redeemable for 2 medium pizzas, any 2 salads and a 2L pop.

1Password - 3 Month Free Family Account

All hackathon attendees will receive a free 3-month family plan from 1Password

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Participants must be high school or university students residing in Canada or USA. The team can be between 1-3 people.


Pitching will happen live on Discord (groups will be given 4 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for questions). The project, regardless of its completeness, must also be submitted in an appropriate format for consideration.



Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?


  • Health