McGill Mentorships in Healthcare

MMH logoMcGill 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]


Meet the 2022-2023 MMH Team:

Céleste Langer

Céleste Langer (Nursing)

BNI Class of 2023

Favorite sayings: “There is no right time. Just time, and what you do with it.”

Fun fact: One of my life goals is to travel to every country in the world.

Karina Paliotti

Karina Paliotti (Medicine)

MDCM Class of 2025

Favorite saying: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” (Dr. Seuss).

Fun fact: I'm a big foodie, and will never pass on an opportunity to try something new.

Connor Prosty

Connor Prosty (Medicine)

MDCM Candidate, Class of 2024

Fun Fact: I eat at least two apples a day and I am a huge green apple snob.

If I wasn’t pursuing a career in healthcare…: I would have been a science and math teacher.

Ume Salmah Abdul Rehman

Ume Salmah Abdul Rehman (Physical Therapy)

BSc Rehabilitation Science in Physical Therapy Class of 2023

Favorite saying: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" (Nelson Mandela).

If I wasn’t pursuing a career in healthcare …: I would be a personal trainer.

Emily Sarid

Emily Sarid (Medicine)

MDCM Class of 2023

Fun fact: I was named Emily because it was a considered to be a unique name at the I share the same name as half my friends!

If I wasn’t pursuing a career in healthcare…: I would have been a special education teacher.

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