2024 Admissions

Class of 2025

If you want to contact our student ambassadors, send them an email to admissions.med [at] mcgill.ca


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic (novice)
Education: B.Sc. (Honours) (University of Toronto 2019), MSc - Chemistry (University of Toronto 2020), MA - Sociology (University of Toronto, 2021)

My name is Hamnah Majeed and I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. I have a multidisciplinary academic background in both natural sciences and social sciences. I am also passionate about research, and I have published in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Planetary Health, The Lancet Global Health, Palgrave Communications (Nature), ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, and Government Ministry Report. My interest in medicine dates to my childhood days where I was fascinated by the complexities of the human body. This interest solidified when my parents developed chronic conditions, and I became involved in their care. I not only learned how a multitude of factors can impact health (e.g., economic, social), but also the importance of physician-patient interactions and evidence-based care. When I am not studying or volunteering, you can find me playing basketball, traveling, reading, writing, and trying different desserts at cafes! Despite the other choices I had, coming to McGill to study medicine was a no-brainer; not only is McGill a top medical school, but it is also home to a diverse community of intellects and strives to help students become the very best physician possible. I am passionate about improving the health of Canadians, and I hope to inspire and be part of the next generation of extraordinary physicians.

Student Ambassador Hamnah


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi (casual)
Education: DEC Health Sciences (Dawson 2014), B.Sc Microbiology & Immunology (McGill 2018)

My name is Sid, and it is an honour to serve as an ambassador for the class of 2025. My favourite pass time is playing basketball. I also really enjoy cooking in my spare time. My favourite dish to make is (spicy) Lasagna. My journey to McGill medicine has been quite untraditional. I was born in Bangladesh but spent the majority of my childhood in Detroit and N.Y.C. I then moved to Montreal and started Adult Ed, as I have never attended a traditional high school.

Prior to being admitted, I worked as an administrative coordinator at the MGH ER and the GLEN site (since its opening in 2015). While working at the MUHC hospitals, I quickly realized that many of the world-class physicians and surgeons are here. I was extremely fortunate to witness them save lives and provide the “best care for life” everyday. This is one of the many reasons why I wanted to pursue my medical education here at McGill. Additionally, the Faulty of Medicine’s emphasis on equity, diversity, and outreach, has made it my dream to be here. McGill is a world-renowned university, and meeting some of the most accomplished and diverse students here made me realize how privileged I am for pursuing my medical education alongside these remarkable colleagues and friends. Finally, the tremendous amount of support, guidance, and collegiality from my peers, senior students, and the faculty confirms that I have made the right choice. Therefore, it is encouraging to know that I will be supported all along this challenging yet exciting journey to be the person that I have always dreamt to be.

Being at McGill is like being at home for me. As a student ambassador, I look forward to helping you call McGill home. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me so that I can share some of these amazing experiences and my journey to McGill Medicine with you!

Student Ambassador Sid


Class of 2025

Languages: French, English, Arabic
Education: DEC Sciences de la Nature (Cégep de l'Outaouais, 2016), BSc Honours in Nursing (University of Ottawa, 2021), Registered Nurse (RN)

Hello and welcome! Thank you for browsing around and exploring the many faces of McGill Medicine!

My name is Sarah, and I am a second-year medical student here at McGill. I am honored to be a student ambassador! A little about me - in my free time when I’m not with friends or family or trying new recipes, I love to sing! In undergrad, I ran original musicals every year with a philanthropic student-run club. During that time, I also developed a passion for education from being an academic mentor with the faculty of health sciences and keeping busy as the VP academics of the nursing student association. I continue this trend today by being the VP of Medical Education of the Medical Student Society (MSS) and by holding various exciting positions in student-run initiatives and medical education research!

Growing up, I never really entertained the idea of medical school until much later in my schooling as I always thought it was out of reach. My trajectory is slightly unconventional, but I wouldn’t change a thing. My passion for the medical field was sparked as a nursing student. It grew stronger and unshakeable year to year as I got more exposure to the health care field. Being on the front line during the pandemic as part of the nursing team was what solidified my decision to fully delve into medicine. If you are reading this, you are probably entertaining the idea of applying to medicine here at McGill. I can’t recommend it enough! McGill medicine is the epitome of excellence. From its rich history to its curriculum, to its staff, to its students, its facilities, its research, and to its impact on the world, the MDCM program is unbeatable. Student life is rich and rewarding like none other. Being a part of such a supportive and diverse community is a true honor and an exceptional opportunity to flourish, and all of that in my beautiful home province of Québec. You are welcome here and your story is special - feel free to contact me anytime to simply chat, if you have any questions or would like advice. I would love to hear about your journey toward medicine, and what sparked your flame!

Student Ambassador Sarah


Class of 2025

Languages: English (Fully fluent) and Chinese (Fully fluent)
Education: DEC Health Science (Collège Universel, 2018-2020), Med-P Qualifying Year Campus Outaouais (McGill 2020-2021)

My name is Fangfang and I grew up in Gatineau. In my spare time, you can either find me playing piano, running, binging tv shows/movies, or reading. I've wanted to become a doctor since high school when I realized medicine is a perfect balance between humanities and sciences while being in a field that fosters lifelong learning. Coming directly from CEGEP, I know from personal experience how the admission process can be intimidating so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

McGill's medical program is renowned for the diversity of its student body, the expertise of the teaching personnel and the wide variety of research opportunities. All these factors make studying medicine at McGill a unique and enriching experience.

Student Ambassador Fangfang


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French
Education: DEC Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (John Abbott 2010), DEC Health Science (Champlain St-Lawrence 2013), B. Sc Athletic Therapy (Incomplete-Concordia 2014); B. Sc. Kinesiology (Incomplete-McGill 2015); B.Sc/M.Sc Physical Therapy (McGill 2019)

My name is Rosalie. I’m originally from Quebec City but moved to Montreal to pursue my studies in English. I have a master's degree in Physical Therapy from McGill and worked in acute care throughout COVID. Working alongside an interdisciplinary team allowed me to experience a true patient-centered approach and instigated a fire in me to pursue my studies in medicine. I love the human body and its intricacies almost as much as I love a good healthcare-patient relationship and that is what I strive for in becoming a doctor. I am so happy to continue being part of the McGill family as I continue along in this new journey to becoming a doctor. Looking forward to helping you in your journey as well!

Student Ambassador Rosalie


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish (novice)
Education: DEC (Marianopolis 2017) B. Eng. Bioengineering (McGill 2021)

I’m happy you are taking the time to explore Medicine at McGill and browsing around the different ambassadors!

My name is Mustafa and I grew up and attended schools in multiple countries in the Middle East, studying within the British educational system. Upon returning to Canada, I completed my DEC in Health Sciences, followed by a degree in Bioengineering. Throughout my undergraduate years, I completed multiple research and design projects alongside incredible colleagues in a great department. Aside from my academic pursuits, I participated in various student groups and governance positions. I also held roles in community organizations outside of university. I enjoy meeting and serving the local community as a volunteer first responder while also being an avid volunteer within the Muslim community. I love giving out a helping hand to others.

Thankfully, Medicine allows me to do it for life, where we also put together remarkable knowledge gained here at McGill to solve stimulating health problems. I am very blessed and privileged to be in this position. The Faculty is genuinely amazing. There are a lot of support systems in place for all students, and they invest a lot of time, effort, and money to have us succeed and become the best physicians possible. I highly recommend you apply and shoot your shot, there’s very little to lose!

Feel free to reach out to me or any other student listed here for any help or advice at any point throughout your journey in pursuing a career in Medicine!

Student Ambassador Mustafa


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French (novice)
Education: Bachelor of Science (University of Manitoba, 2015); Juris Doctor (University of Manitoba, 2019); Call to the Manitoba Bar (2020)

I feel honoured to study medicine at McGill because I am inspired by its many incredible research initiatives and scientific endeavours. McGill has a wonderfully supportive environment that has a diverse and very welcoming student community. The campus is beautiful and is certainly a wonderful learning environment. I appreciate how McGill embraces the same values as I do about inclusion and diversity. I am passionate about human rights and social justice issues, and I hope to help improve healthcare access for people who may face socioeconomic barriers to accessing equitable healthcare. My journey to McGill's Faculty of Medicine is a unique one. I completed a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba. I was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2020. I chose to study medicine at McGill because it is world-renowned for its academic excellence, and I also appreciate the vibrant culture of Montreal. I look forward to exploring the beauty of Montreal and discovering more of the incredible opportunities that McGill has to offer.

Student Ambassador Taylor


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian (casual)
Education: DEC Health Sciences (Collège André Grasset, 2020), Med-P (McGill University, 2021)

My name is Rebecca! I was born and raised in Montreal, but I grew up surrounded by my mother's Mexican culture and by Montreal's Italian community. From a very young age, I was encouraged to learn languages, to nurture my love for dance and to read as many books as I wanted. To me, medicine has always been a discipline that harmonizes science with art, which is why I find it so appealing and fulfilling. McGill's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is a place where science and art go hand in hand, where compassion and scientific knowledge are united.

Rebecca Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French (Casual), Farsi (Novice)
Education: B.Sc. (Honours) Neuroscience with minor in French (University of Winnipeg 2019)

My name is Sia and I am a second year medical student. I grew up around Canada and have lived in 4 different provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba). Having moved so often, I love meeting all types of people and always enjoy hearing everyone's stories and backgrounds as well as getting involved in my community. I love the great outdoors and exploring the city (I'm always out on a walk or a bike ride), specifically, trying to find little hidden gems around Montreal (metaphorically). I appreciate the arts and am always looking to learn more about new artists (whether music/fine arts/film or any other mediums). I completed my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Winnipeg and continued my education with a Master’s in Neuroscience at McGill University. It has truly been an honor to grow at McGill University for the last couple of years and follow in the footsteps of so many wonderful individuals. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this community and I look forward to the next few years as I continue my medical school journey at McGill University.

Sia Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Italian (Novice)
Education: DEC Honours Health Science, Marianopolis College (2018-2020)

My name is Amanda, and I’m a 2nd year medical student at the Montreal Campus. I’m looking forward to meeting with you and helping out where I can!

Before medical school, I completed the Med-P program (the direct stream from CEGEP). Prior to that, I studied at Marianopolis College. Within medicine I have many interests, namely Genetics, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry – but I still have time to decide!

Outside of Academics, I’ve been involved in Student Government both during my Med-P years, and during my two years of medicine. In Med-P and Med-1, I was the Academic Representative of my year, helping students succeed by preparing resources for them and advocating for them. I’m currently the Executive President of the Medical Student’s Society, meaning I represent all four years of medicine in my role. I’m also involved in the MSS MUSIC Club, specifically in the “Music in the Wards” project, which aims to promote music within the hospital for patients.

Outside of school, I work part-time at a pharmacy, as a tutor and as a pianist for a choir at a residence. Music and government/advocacy work is something I love, and I try to fuel those passions as much as I can. Recreationally, I take kickboxing lessons (I just started in September) and play soccer as intramurals!

What can I help you with? I think that I’d be a good person to chat about finding an adequate school-life balance, what various opportunities are at McGill. I could also help explain the transition between Med-P and Med-1, how to adjust to such a heavy curriculum. I also currently live in Vaudreuil, and my commute is by public transit. My trip is often 3h00/30 per day, as my commute one way is between 1h30/45. If you are also living off island or far, I can speak to you about that experience.

Best of luck, and I’d encourage you to reach out for anything!

Amanda Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Italian (novice), Spanish (rudimentary)
Education: DEC Health Sciences (Marianopolis College, 2020), Med-P Montreal Campus (2021)

My name is Lauren and I was born and raised in the west island of Montreal. In my spare time, I love finding the best workout classes in the city, reading romance novels, immersing myself in new cultures through travel, hiking, and baking sweet treats to share with all of my loved ones! I have dreamed of studying medicine at McGill since I was in high school and am incredibly grateful that I have been given the opportunity to obtain my medical degree here. Through the physicianship/ osler fellow program, the early clinical exposure and faculty lecturers who are always eager to teach, I have been able to foster relationships and meet mentors who help me get out of my comfort zone, explore my interests within the field of medicine, and acquire skills that I will take with me and use for life. What stood out most to me about McGill is how diverse the student body is, and I am continuously amazed by how helpful and welcoming all of my peers have been, no matter what background you come from.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Lauren Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Tagalog (beginner)
Education: B.A. (Honours) Sociology and French Literature (University of Loyola New Orleans 2015); MSc. Public Health - Comparative Effectiveness Research (Université de Paris 2021)

Hi my name is Jonathan Lebeau and I am a third year medical student at the Montreal campus. I come all the way from Houston, TX. I have a master’s degree in public health from Université de Paris Descartes and worked at lululemon selling leggings in Paris.

When I am not being a health care hero (lol), one can find me browsing Marché Jean Talon, grabbing a drink with friends, or chilling in one of the city’s many parks. I chose McGill for the opportunity to work in a bilingual setting while having early hands-on experience with TCP and the many weeks of electives we are offered.

I came to McGill as an international student and understand the unique challenges that applying and moving here can have. Feel free to ask me any and all questions and I look forward to speaking with y’all!

Jonathan Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Romanian, German
Education: BSc Food Chemistry – Minor in Management (McGill University), BSc Nursing – Honours (McGill University).

Hi! My name is Dominique, and I am a third-year medical student (M3) studying at McGill University. I completed my first bachelor at McGill in Food Chemistry after which I worked in corporate sales and started to volunteer as a first responder for the city of Cote Saint Luc. It’s during my time volunteering that I had my first patient encounter and realized my passion for healthcare. After a year in the workforce, I decided to go back to school and do a second bachelor’s in nursing at McGill. This degree taught me many skills, particularly the ability to adequately advocate for my patients needs. I ultimately decided to apply to medical school as I wanted a broader scope of practice. My decision to apply to McGill was a no-brainer as it is a world-renown medical school and would allow me to continue to work with a multicultural population throughout my studies. Additionally, McGill offers the Osler program which allows first year medical students to connect with upper year students as well as a working physician to discuss various aspects medical school.

Some fun facts about me are that I am a first generation Canadian and speak four languages: English, French, Romanian and German. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cooking, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

Dominique Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Shanghainese
Education: DEC Sciences, Lettres et Arts (Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 2020)

My name is Jenny, and I was born and raised here in Montreal. I am a huge enthusiast of music, cinema, and specialty coffee, but also of the great outdoors, having hiked around the country and always biking my way around the city (when the weather permits it.) I also love to practice yoga/pilates and improvise silly songs over jam sessions with friends.

Passionate about too many subjects – from natural sciences to philosophy, performance arts to literature – it was initially challenging for me to picture a career path that would make me feel fulfilled. Luckily, I discovered how medicine offers an eclectic mix of practices, and its pragmatic yet sensitive profile certainly charmed me into applying!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I am more than happy to help!

Jenny Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French
Education: IB Diploma (Pearson College UWC, 2015-2017); B.Sc. (Honours) Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience (McGill, 2021)
Senior Honours thesis focused on online health behaviour interventions with the McGill Health Psychology lab (2021) and Global Health Scholar focused on maternal and child health with La Maison Bleue (McGill, 2022)

Hello hello! I am Natasha (she/they), one of the Med3s doing McGill's new clerkship program in Val d'Or this year. That means that I'm in this wonderful rural setting for the entire year and have the privilege of learning everything everyone in Montreal learns - but in a much smaller, one-on-one setting, learning from family doctors and specialists. Plus, I get to live near lakes & forests & endless possibilities for adventure. As someone who aims to practice rural medicine and who loves - well, who needs - to be outdoors as much as possible, it's amazing to be a part of the first cohort here!

Other than medicine and being outside (running, hiking, cross-country skiing, etc.), I love to host friends for elaborate feasts/brunches/late-night snacks, bake for my residents & co-interns, and to crochet (my current project is making hats for all of my friends' cats). As someone who is both queer and chronically ill, I am also drawn to advocacy work- because we have a long way to go before anything, especially medicine, is truly equitable for all. The projects I am currently involved in relate to trans experiences of healthcare at McGill, opioid/drug decriminalization, and disability education in medicine. This draw towards advocacy also spills into my research work, which primarily focuses on marginalized experiences of perinatal care & related public health/policy applications.

Writing this little intro is a bit strange for me- perhaps because, as someone who fell into medicine more or less accidentally, I never did all that much research into med school. While I am very, very thankful to have ended up where I have, with the awesome cohort and the wonderful teachers and the fascinating field this is, things would have been much smoother had I actually talked to someone about all of it before jumping in headfirst. If you'd like to chat, I'd love to be that person for you- and everyone else on this page would love to be, too!

Natasha Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Hebrew
Education: DEC Health Sciences (Dawson College, 2012), B.Sc. Major in Kinesiology (McGill University, 2015), M.Sc. A. OT. Major in Occupational Therapy (McGill University, 2017)

Welcome to McGill! My name is Jessica, and I am a 3rd year medical student. I have spent lots of time at McGill… from my undergrad to my master’s degree and now med school. It’s safe to say I have spent more time on these grounds than in high school. I was born and raised in Montreal, and I absolutely love this city! I am an exercise enthusiast and take advantage of any opportunity to get out and run or attend a nearby spin class. When not spending time in the hospital as a clerk, I love to bake and, of course, enjoy indulging in it too. Planning weekend getaways nearby to enjoy the great outdoors: hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, or the spa is always a good idea! Please don’t hesitate to reach out for any guidance or support. It would be my pleasure to be part of your journey!

McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is not only situated on a beautiful campus but also part of a very multicultural city. It is renowned for its diverse and very welcoming student body, and its teaching personnel and variety of research opportunities make studying at McGill an enriching experience. The abundance of support systems in place for students and its inclusive and welcoming environment made it an excellent fit for my studies.

Jessica Student Ambassador


Class of 2025

Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Education: DEC Health Sciences (Marianopolis 2014), B.Sc. Nursing (McGill 2017), M.Sc. Nursing (McGill 2020)

My name is Zhida, and I was born in China and grew up in Montreal. Before embarking on my journey in medical school, I completed both my bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing at McGill, where I also worked as a nurse. Given my deep roots at McGill, it's only fitting that I'm now pursuing medicine here. Outside of academics, I'm passionate about cycling, weightlifting, and delving into history books. Whenever my budget permits, I also love to travel and explore underwater worlds through scuba diving.

You might be wondering about the experience at McGill's medical school. It's truly a vibrant and stimulating environment. Having worked as a nurse, I've had the privilege of collaborating with many physicians who now teach me. The faculty is both supportive and exceptionally knowledgeable. While the curriculum is undeniably demanding, the beauty of our education here is that it's not just about grades—it's about building a solid foundation to provide the best care for our patients. Having been there myself, I know that the journey is difficult, but know that you are not alone. I am more than happy to talk about my experiences as a non-traditional applicant and the curriculum here at McGill.

Zhida Student Ambassador
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