What a day it was! Global health and medical education for the 21st century took place on May 26, 2018 in Toronto. For the first time ever leaders in health care in complex case management and premedical students, foreign trained doctors and Canadians studying abroad, professors and directors of admission from top medical schools that have global medical education and financial institutions to support students’ education gather together to celebrate a vision that together nations and students who want to dedicate their lives to improve human health collaborate to reach this goal!
Dr. Raymond Rupert the founder and manager of Rupert case management was the keynote speaker and he fascinated the audience with his talk on global complex case management. His commitment to mentorship and training of medical doctors is inspiring.
Drs. Silverman the founders and owners of Medical Education Advising presented the programs from high school to residency matching especially the premedical, postbaccalaureate (the only program in Canada) and prerequisites. With 110 partner medical, dental, vet, chiropractic, DO, optometry, pharmacy and other health care schools, MEA is the leader in global medical education in Canada.
Dr. Buddhi Hatharaliyadda, who matched this year in Internal medicine in Chicago, USA from Ross University shared her amazing elective in Uganda with the audience. She inspired our premedical students to join this road of success and global leadership!
Priscilla Goh presented her global medical trip to China, an amazing journey with special interventions in healthcare. She is a medical student in St George’s University and our former premedical student at Medical Education Advising. So proud of you!
Medical School for International Health Negev/Columbia (Israel and USA) medical school program with strong focus on global health was presented at the conference.
Premedical students presented posters on their global health projects. Our global health course students carried out projects in over 50 countries. They presented countries form Ecuador to China, Russia to Uganda, Nigeria to Pakistan, Korea to Iran, India to Australia, Sri Lanka to etc. Topics varied from woman health to situation of children, from malpractice to sanitation, from water safety to political implications in healthcare and bioterrorism.
International medical graduates in our clinical research courses were judges at the conference and presented their original research in posters and case reports. They received certificates of participation and excellence. We presented our projects for IMGs on mental health across the globe, sleep, stress and sex problems in Canadian ethnic communities, aboriginal health, and biomarkers/bioinformatics projects.
Students had an amazing opportunity to meet with directors of admission from the 3 leaders in global medical education SGU, Ross and AUC.
CIBC representative educated students about financial strategies to support their medical school loans with an innovative financial strategy created for medical students.
3 prizes and 3 special mention winners received gift certificates and 7 several others received honorable mentions in the premedical student poster competition category. Jayashree the winner of the first prize is our premedical international student from India who got accepted into U of Toronto medical school.