Diversity, inclusion, equity and allyship are at the core of Dear MD to Be, a new podcast created by medical students Maham Bushra and Meera Mahendiran. They spoke to writer Julia Soudat about why it’s important to highlight the beauty of diversity in medicine, the challenges of creating a podcast and the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way.
May 10 / 2019
The reason for identical twins Sandhya and Swapna Mylabathula’s visit to Parliament was no joke – even if they were carrying a life-size brain made of Jell-O on April Fools' Day. They were invited to speak to a subcommittee on sports-related concussions, part of a roster of witnesses including top sports scientists and hockey legends like Eric Lindros and Ken Dryden.
Apr 12 / 2019
Big questions spark ideas that could change medicine. At this year’s UofTMed Student Showcase — an annual event celebrating donors to the Faculty of Medicine — students and trainees put their innovative answers on display.
Apr 9 / 2019
Second-year MD student Courtney Francis is known to many of her social media followers as @TheGirlyMD. She’s using her rapidly-growing platform as an opportunity to connect with others in the medical community, share what it’s like to be a medical student and empower young women to pursue their dreams. Francis spoke to Faculty of Medicine writer Julia Soudat about what inspired her to publicly share her journey and what she’s learned from her experience.
Mar 8 / 2019