With new information about COVID-19 emerging on an hourly basis, trying to find credible information can be overwhelming. To help mitigate this, a group of medical and graduate students from across Canada got together to create COVID-19 Central – a hub of accessible up-to-date information about the pandemic put together by experts. University of Toronto MD students Lauren Beck, Yuliya Lytvyn and Andreea Damian caught up with writer Julia Soudat to talk about the initiative and what it takes to keep it updated and running smoothly.
Apr 29 / 2020
Experts from the University of Toronto are helping expectant parents navigate pregnancy and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drs. Tali Bogler, Eliane Shore, Sheila Wijayasinghe and medical students Sepand Alavifard and Sarah Freeman have come together to create the Pandemic Pregnancy Guide (PPG), which is a virtual hub focused on pregnancy and COVID-19 related information on Instagram.
Apr 29 / 2020
When she started medical school at the University of Toronto in 2016, Chika Oriuwa didn’t expect to be the only Black student in her class. She also didn’t expect this reality to catapult her into four years of advocacy, speaking engagements and media attention — paving the way for her to be named class valedictorian last week.
Apr 22 / 2020
Inspired by the work of other Ontario medical students, a group of MD students from the University of Toronto joined forces with students in other health professions to create and distribute 3D-printed Personal Protective Equipment to health care workers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Apr 17 / 2020