About the Pre-Med Summer Institute for Aboriginal Students
Labrador Health Centre
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
June 3-28, 2013
The Pre-Med Summer Institute was offered for the first time from May 23-June 24th, 2011 at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. The program curriculum
is designed to provide frontline experience for individuals who wish to explore whether or not medicine is a possible career for them. Participants in the institute must meet the following requirements:
A maximum of six students will be selected to participate
- Be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador (includes students currently studying at a educational institution outside of the province);
- Be of Aboriginal heritage from the Innu First Nation, Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River), Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, Nanatsiavut, or NanatuKavut (Southern Inuit) (Verification is required);
- Be a university junior (entering or having completed year 3), senior, or graduate;
- Be academically competitive;
- Wish to apply for admission to the Memorial University School of Medicine.
. To be considered, students must submit an application
. Potential candidates will then be asked to take part in a telephone or in-person interview. With a view to inclusion, we are aiming, based on the merits of the applicants, to select at least one candidate from each of the Aboriginal communities/organizations listed above. All expenses (travel, accommodation, materials) will be covered. Each successful candidate will be paid a stipend of $3000.00 to offset the loss of employment as a result of participation in the institute.
Please Note: This is a pre-med experience. Participants are not medical students. Successful application and participation in this program does not mean that the student will be accepted into the undergraduate medical program at Memorial University of Newfoundland.