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Medical students empowering young people to reach their potential with MedExplore

Published Fri Mar 16th 2012

A new program led by Queen’s medical students will provide training in skill development, networking and career exposure to several local communities, including the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and the Tyendinaga Technical School in the Bay of Quinte.

“The program is aimed at enhancing skills to promote ownership within the realm of health in the Aboriginal community,” says Renee Pang (Meds ’13), who is leading the initiative through MedExplore. “It’s very exciting to work with them as they build their futures.”

MedExplore is a program run out of the Queen’s Office of Global Health that aims at developing leadership and mentorship programs for populations underrepresented in medicine. The program strives to foster interest in health care and potentially recruit future students into medical professions. However, it is designed to offer students useful skills regardless of the career they choose. Read more...