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Faces of U of T Medicine: The Black Medical Student Association

The Black Medical Student Association (BMSA) was formed by Dr. Sean Wharton in 1999. For the past 17 years, the group has been run by pre-clerkship medical students. Writer Julia Soudat spoke with the BMSA’s co-president, Rahel Zewude, to find out more about the group and the activities they’re involved in.
Feb 22 / 2017

Allied for Inclusion

At a time when the world seems more transfixed on building walls than bridges — literally and metaphorically — we need to take a moment to reflect on how we in the Faculty of Medicine are building and sustaining an equitable community.
Feb 22 / 2017

Breathing New Life into Palliative Care

The University of Toronto will begin training half of Canada’s first residents in the new Royal College subspecialty training program in palliative medicine starting this July. With an aging population and growing burden of chronic disease, this important field is becoming increasingly valued.
Feb 21 / 2017

Faces of U of T Medicine: Paul Galiwango

For the past five years, Dr. Paul Galiwango has organized the annual Black Physicians Association of Ontario Symposium, which is one of the primary forums for physicians and health care workers to learn the latest medical information on conditions affecting Black communities in the province. He speaks about the symposium and his pathway to medicine.
Feb 17 / 2017

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