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Community of Support Program

The Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office (SACE) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at McGill University is committed to developing programs supporting equity and diversity to ensure an inclusive learning and work environment.

The Community of Support program (CoS) is a collaborative effort designed to provide prospective Black applicants with a network of support that seeks to break some of the salient institutional, cultural, and financial barriers to medical training. The specific aim of the pilot CoS program is to increase the representation of Black students within medicine. 

The CoS program provides prospective applicants access to the following opportunities:

  • One-one application support through mentorship by medical students and physicians
  • Interview Preparation
  • CASPer Preparation Course (Summer 2022)
  • Research and volunteer experiences
  • Networking conferences and workshops

Complete this form to join our prospective student cohort (applications are currently closed). 

Mentee Form

Complete this form to join our dedicated team of CoS mentors. This is a volunteer opportunity open to current medical students and physicians ((applications are currently closed).

Mentor Form

Please refer to the Black Candidate Pathway for admissions specific requirements.

The Community of Support program is funded by the Sustainability Project Fund and was developed with the guidance and support of student organizations, local and national community partners, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Community of Support (CoS) Program, the Office of Admissions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Black Medical Student Association of Canada and the Dr. Kenneth Melville McGill Black Faculty and Staff Caucus.


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