Community involvement

Our vision, our community

Integrated Clinical Skills: Health in Community (ICE:HC), is a core curriculum for all students in Foundations. Through a combination of didactic and experiential learning modalities, students will investigate for themselves three core questions:

  • What is community?
  • Where is community?
  • Why are some people healthier than others?

Community Partner Organizations and CBSL

Community organizations are partners in delivering ICE:HC, and community supervisors act as co-educators, along with physician and allied health faculty, for our students. Students complete Community-Based Service Learning (CBSL) placements at partner organizations.

What better way for students to understand how they can have a real impact as future physicians, than to see first-hand the issues Peel families are facing and how they can be supported through community health initiatives. 

Home Care and IDD Visits

Partnerships with home care providers and agencies that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities form the cornerstone of the first-year HC program.

Being welcomed into a patient's home and having the opportunity to learn more about their personal experiences with health and the healthcare system was very humbling. Sitting down and listening to how the patient had been admitted into hospital, discharged home, and was now trying to cope made me feel like I had experienced the entire journey with him...and instantly, we all shared a connection.
Marina Abdel Malak, MAM 1T9 Graduate