McGill Mentorships in Healthcare (MMH) is a mentoring program led by a team of McGill students. Its goal is to give CEGEP students from disadvantaged backgrounds a better chance to get into the University’s health professional programs. The program also aims to increase participation of underrepresented populations in the application processes of McGill’s health professional programs, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, and speech-language pathology.
The MMH program was developed to foster strength and build resilience in CEGEP students through mentoring relationships that are based on similarly lived experiences, and by providing workshops on individual development and personal, academic, and professional skill-building. This pilot project has grown from 12 mentees from Dawson College to 50 students from CEGEPs across the province.
For more information please visit McGill Mentorships in Healthcare’s website and you can learn more about the program’s founders and the genesis of this program through this article from McGill’s homepage