Meet 2022 Global Health Scholar Allyson Kis

McGill Global Health Scholar Allyson Kis is an MDCM student working with Dr. Louise Pilote of the Department of Medicine.

Allyson Kis is an MDCM student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal and Child Health Award. This past summer, Allyson worked with Dr. Louise Pilote and Dr. Jonathan Houle on a remote implementation of a Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in a university-affiliated medical centre in Northern Ethiopia.

"Throughout my involvement in this Global Health project, I have had the opportunity to further delve into the world of ultrasonography and become more familiar with healthcare in Ethiopia. As a student who has a keen interest in Global Health and rural practice, my appreciation towards this tool and its potential impact on healthcare in lower-resourced settings has grown significantly. I have been working on creating didactic materials for key scans where indications, background, normal and abnormal scans and techniques are demonstrated through informative video demonstrations, 3D animations, and interactive platforms.

An aspect that I greatly appreciate is the collaboration with my supervisors and having the opportunity to constantly develop my knowledge and skills in POCUS. We hope that by developing and evaluating the impact of such program at the Gondar hospital, it positively impacts educational development and patient outcomes, thus decreasing the existing gap in access to adequate healthcare in Ethiopia.”

Learn more about the McGill Global Health Scholars Undergraduate Program.

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