I am very thankful for having received the Barbara M. Hardy Memorial Medical Alumni Award in General Surgery established by Dr. Bill Harris and his family. Medical school has been an incredible journey. Thanks to the award from the MAA, my financial burden was lightened during my final year. I am looking forward to surgical residency and am motivated in the pursuit of many professional goals.
T. GimonClass of 2016
Medicine is growing to be the most important pursuit of my life. I am happily dedicating as much effort as I possibly can to my future as a doctor. Your generosity has helped significantly with my finances and has allowed me to focus more on my studies. I am so thankful for your assistance and hope to return this kindness to future medical students one day.
S. MoghimiClass of 2018
I recently spent seven weeks in Uganda for an Obstetrics elective. I never imagined I would learn so much about Obstetrics and Global Health during my brief time there. Of course, this would not have been possible without the generous support from the Medical Alumni Association. I will be forever grateful to the MAA for allowing me to explore global health opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible.
J. LamClass of 2016
I want to thank you so much for helping support me on my four-week selective to Hay River in the Northwest Territories. I was so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to go there with your funding and support. It helped develop my clinical skills, my decision-making, and my communication skills. It was an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that exposed me to the challenges and opportunities of living in the North and enhanced my appreciation of the skills required by family doctors who work in isolated communities.
D. ShepsClass of 2016
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for receiving The Ted (3T2) and Maeve Lidenfield Bursary. I am currently a first year medical student at the University of Toronto and this award will be of great assistance in paying my tuition. Before entering medical school, I completed a Ph.D in Molecular Genetics. The primary focus of my thesis research was the investigation of the genetic basis of common psychiatric conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and ADHD. My career goal is to become a clinician scientist and continue psychiatric genetics research that will directly help patients. This award will be of significant benefit towards reaching this goal. I will always remember the immense generosity of the MAA and the award donors.
A. LionelClass of 2019
I thought my education at the University of Toronto had taught me everything I needed to know about medicine and health care until my international selective at the Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. This life-changing event opened my eyes and mind about the true meaning of being a doctor. The experience in Zimbabwe had a profound impact on my career in medicine. I will never forget it or the people who demonstrated the compassionate essence of health care. I believe it made me a better doctor. Thank you to the MAA for your support, for nurturing medical students and for being part of the University of Toronto community.