Community of Support

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The MD Program is committed to the principles of equity and diversity and we recognize the importance of having a health care community that reflects the diversity of Canadian society.

The Community of Support (COS) is a collaborative and longitudinal initiative that support students who are Indigenous, Black, Filipino, economically disadvantaged, or who self-identify with having a disability at every stage of their journey to medical school. Being a member of the Community of Support will provide you with access to the following opportunities:

•    Admissions information: one-on-one advising and access to admissions events

•    Access to mentors (medical students, physicians) and experiences (enrichment courses, and leadership, research and volunteer opportunities)

•    Support at each stage of the application process – i) MCAT preparation, ii) 1-1 support with the medical school application, and iii) school-specific interview preparation

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Community of Support form


Our partners:

•    Access Alliance 

•    University of Toronto Black Medical Students' Association (U of T BMSA)

•    Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO)

•    Dalhousie University Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS)

•    Filipinos in Medicine

•    Heartline - Affordable First Aid and CPR Education

•    University of Ottawa Black Medical Students' Association

•    Indigenous Liaison at Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

•    McMaster University MD program 

•    McGill University’s Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) in the Faculty of Medicine

•    Medical Student Accessibility Network (MSAN)

•    National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) 

•    Sinai Health Systems

•    U of T Faculty of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity, MD Enrolment Services Office and Office of Indigenous Medical Education

•    Women's College Hospital

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