McGill Mentorships in Healthcare (MMH) is a non-profit initiative offering longitudinal mentorship and skill-building workshops for CEGEP students from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in health professional programs at McGill University.
The mission of MMH is to empower CEGEP students from Black, Indigenous, rural, and lower socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue careers in healthcare. Spearheaded by students who are currently enrolled in health-related programs at McGill and who identify with one or more of these underrepresented groups, MMH aims to foster strength and build resilience in CEGEP students by facilitating mentoring relationships that are based on similarly lived experiences, and by providing workshops on individual development planning and personal, academic, and professional skill-building. The goal of MMH is to nurture the potential of students from underrepresented groups by ensuring they receive optimal exposure and targeted support during critical periods in their personal and academic lives.
Working under the guidance of McGill’s Widening Participation Committee and the Social Accountability and Community Engagement office, the vision of MMH is to make health professional programs within McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences more representative of the communities that their graduates will ultimately serve.
To get involved as a mentor or mentee, or for any questions about our program, please contact us at mentorshipsinhealthcare [at] mcgill.ca