The scarcity of healthcare professionals from Indigenous and Black communities as well as rural and low-income backgrounds is a systemic problem in healthcare in Canada. The continued under-representation of certain groups creates shortages of healthcare professionals in these communities. This deficiency is exacerbated by students’ limited interactions with people from these populations during their medical studies, thereby reducing future doctors’ effectiveness.
If you are a member of an under-represented group as stated above and are interested in entering a health profession, you are encouraged to apply to the Widening Participation Committee (WPC) Mentoring Program, by completing this application form. The WPC Mentoring Program will pair eligible mentees with a mentor from a health-related field at McGill.
Please note that participation in the Widening Participation Committee (WPC) Mentoring Program does not guarantee mentees admission to academic programs at McGill University.