Academic Immersion In Healthcare
About Us

Who We Are

We are a group of motivated youth who dream of a better world. We are willing to relentlessly dedicate our time and energy for that vision to become reality. We are result-driven. We are Academic Immersion in Healthcare.

Together we spark interest and advance the presence of underrepresented populations in future generations of healthcare professionals, by providing equal access to health science programs for every student, irrespective of socioeconomic factors.

Our Values

What Drives Us

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Inclusivity

Inclusivity

Inclusivity

We firmly honour cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

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Innovation

Innovation

Innovation

We openly welcome challenges to incrementally refine our strategies and learn from our mistakes to help reshape healthcare.

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Initiator

Initiator

Initiator

We strive to spark interest and promote change.

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Result-Driven

Result-Driven

Result-Driven

We carefully measure our success through the impact we have on the community.

The Problem: Underrepresentation Of Low SES Students

  • Less than 6% of medical students in Canada are from low SES neighborhoods
    • Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and rural regions are staggeringly underrepresented in the medical field.
    • The healthcare system needs more individuals from low SES and rural regions. It is important that students are introduced to healthcare early on so that they are well prepared for a career in healthcare. Their passion and dedication is critical to ensure a diverse and equal healthcare system that takes care of the lives of our families and friends across the nation.

Source: Dhalla, I. A., et al. (2002). Characteristics of first-year students in Canadian medical schools. Cmaj, 166(8), 1029-1035.

The Solution:

COLLABORATORS

Teaming Together

OUR PRIDE

What's Been Done So Far

7+

Affiliated high schools in Montreal

500+

High school students reached.

$50,000

Raised and all given back to support our targeted populations.

45

Dedicated volunteers.

The Team Making It Happen

By McGill Leaders With a Passion and Love for Healthcare

Antoine Denis

Founder and Executive Director

Sami Chergui

Founder and Logistical Director

Natasha Barone

Co-President

Minahil Khan

Co-President

Kristel Véliz

Public Relations Director

Ahmed Imcaoudene

Director of Content Writing

Rebecca Meloche

Digital Content Creator

Sabrina Larouche

Graphic Designer

Jérémi Tellier

Vice President, Logistics Affairs

Joanne Abi-Jaoude

Vice President, Logistics Affairs

Trycia Brousseau-Rigaudie

Mentorship Program Lead

Sara Marier

Vice President, Mentorship Program