MunMed Gateway

Welcome to MUN Med Gateway

MUN Med Gateway is a volunteer program for medical students at Memorial University, led by students and supported through a partnership between the Faculty of Medicine, the Association for New Canadians (ANC) and Eastern Health.


The purposes of Gateway are to:
  • improve access to medical care for refugees in the St. John's area by providing pre-medical services, and
  • train students in cross-cultural medicine and engage them in community action.

Student volunteers of Gateway conduct interviews and physical screenings with refugee participants to develop written medical histories that can be shared with the participant's family doctor.  Gateway also helps match participants with family doctors as needed, conducts research about the health needs and issues of refugees in St. John's, and undertakes other initiatives to benefit refugees as needs are identified.