Class of 2020

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Kelly


Class of 2020
Language(s): English, French
Education History: DEC Health Science (Marianopolis College, 2013), BSc Pharmacology (McGill, 2016)
Home Town: Montreal, Québec
Mini-Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal, a multicultural city that I’m proud to call home. I’ve always loved getting to know people from different walks of life, and McGill’s commitment to diversity—which can readily be seen by looking at its student body— played a major role in my medical school selection. Outside of the classroom, I can usually be found taking a stroll on Mount Royal, visiting one of our cities’ many museums, doing freelance translation work, or spending time with friends and family. I’m also involved in a number of student clubs, which I hope you too will be able to discover!

Louay

 

Class of 2020
Language(s): English, Arabic
Education History: BSc Biochemistry (University of Ottawa, 2012), BHSc Health Sciences (University of Ottawa, 2014), MSc Health Systems (University of Ottawa, in progress). Research experience in pharmaceuticals and epidemiology. 
Home Town: Damascus, Syria
Mini-Bio: I was born in Damascus, Syria and grew up in four different countries. My family and I immigrated to Canada in 1998. I was drawn to medicine from a young age as the subject matter always appealed to me, however as I grew older my appeal had increased after working as a researcher looking into social determinants of health and their link to everyday quality of life and well-being, particularly as an immigrant myself. This helped me understand how medicine is not limited to the scope of disease but all aspects of life.

Karmin

 

Class of 2020
Language(s): English, French, Cantonese
Education History: DEC Health Sciences (Marianopolis College, 2015)
Home Town: Montreal, Québec
Mini-Bio: A moment that cemented my desire to pursue a career in medicine was in my CEGEP gym class when my teacher told us "you only have one heart!" to emphasize the importance of health. As a result, this inspired me to adopt a healthier lifestyle and it made me realize that I wanted to inspire others in the same way. Along with an interest in science, I hope to help others improve their health. In my spare time I like to explore different parts of Montreal (I learn new things about this beautiful city every day!). Additionally, I enjoy cooking and eating, travelling and learning about new cultures. Finally seeing how culturally diverse McGill's student body was cemented the fact that it was the university for me.

Akina

 

Class of 2020
Language(s): English, French
Education History: DEC Health Science (Dawson College, 2014)
Home Town: Montreal, Québec
Mini-Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal, a city that I love due to its diversity and beauty during all four seasons. At the age of 14, I had brain surgery and the experience left me wanting to become a doctor. The bumps I have hit along the road have shaped me and McGill was always my top choice. When I am not in class, you can find me on my bike around the city. I love visiting the various markets, trying out new coffee shops and soaking up the sun in the city’s parks. If I have a few days off, it’s not uncommon to find me hiking. I enjoy working with a team, am approachable and love to laugh. Ask me anything! 

Julia


Class of 2020
Languages: English, French
Education: DEC Health Science (Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 2013),  LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) (Université de Montréal, 2016)
Home town: Montreal, Québec
Mini-Bio: I applied to McGill Medicine during my last year of law school. I enjoyed many enriching experiences in law school, including internships in Washington D.C. and Ottawa, but I was convinced that medicine was better suited to my interest in caring for individuals with a professional and compassionate approach. I chose McGill medicine because the Faculty fosters lifelong learning and growth in students, and is constantly looking to better the training of medical professionals. When I'm not drinking tea and reading my notes, I enjoy baking, reading classic novels and keeping up with recent Canadian policy and trade developments.

Kourosh


Class of 2020
Language(s): English, French, Farsi, Spanish
Education: DEC Health Science (Dawson, 2015)
Home town: Mashhad, Iran
Mini-Bio: I came to Canada in 2009, at the age of 13. Not knowing any French, I attended intensive high school French classes, Classe d’Accueil, at École Secondaire Monseigneur Richard. After a year of learning French and becoming familiar with the culture and customs, I continued my studies at École Secondaire Mont-Royal, in the International baccalaureate (IB) program. Having done high school in French, I decided that it was time to improve my English. That is why I chose Dawson College, where I took part in the FCS Health Science program. After finishing college, I applied and got accepted to Med-P at McGill. I have always wanted to help others and also am very passionate about the human body and how it works, this is why I chose to study Medicine at McGill; where excellent education, numerous research opportunities and patient centered approach is combined with outstanding professors and a very diverse and supportive student body. In my free time, I listen to audiobooks, watch movies and series, and go out with friends. I also used to be a professional swimmer and participated in provincial and national competitions.

Emily

Class of 2020
Language(s): English, Cantonese
Education: BHSC (Honours) Health Science (Western, 2012), MSc Psychiatry (McGill, 2014).  Twp years as the mental health coordinator at McGill Mental Health Service.
Home Town: Markham, ON
Mini-Bio: I love building puzzles and people are one of the most rewarding puzzles to piece together.  Not only in understanding their whole story but also advocating to improve the underlying issues leading to health problems are what interested me to pursue medicine. A little bit about myself; I grew up in Toronto and came to Montreal to pursue my Master's. During my graduate studies, I worked with a team of students to create the McGill Peer Support Centre, a free, confidential, non-judgmental drop-in space where students can find support and a listening ear. The PSC is run by students for students.  I enjoy playing guitar, badminton, going for walks, growing plants, doing arts and crafts, and baking a good loaf of banana bread. Studying medicine at McGill is a true honour and I am thankful for this opportunity to be learning from great teachers among incredible peers.