Explore! Careers in Health 2019

The Pitch
Explore! Careers in Health is a student-led outreach initiative that aims to diversify the face of health sciences by empowering underprivileged youth to become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.

The Highlights

With your support, we can:

  • Promote careers in the health sciences to adolescents from underprivileged backgrounds;
  • Encourage diversity and equity in healthcare; and
  • Facilitate collaboration among future healthcare professionals.

The Story

Explore! Careers in Health is a free program offered to high school students who are interested in health sciences. The goal of Explore! is to promote careers in healthcare to adolescents from underrepresented populations to increase diversity and equity in the field. Through its mix of hands-on educational workshops and recreational group activities, Explore! feeds students’ natural curiosity and provides them with the tools needed to one day become leaders in their own right.

Since its creation in 2009, Explore! Careers in Health has grown into a three-day event. Participants have the unique opportunity to explore careers in the health sciences within McGill University’s world-class learning environment. This year, the event will be held from July 2-4, 2019, at McGill’s downtown campus.

Your gift will help us expand our program, allowing us to accept more participants. Our goal is to provide 10 students from rural regions of Quebec with the opportunity to participate in the workshop at no cost to them.

$352 allows us to welcome one additional rural participant.

$235 allows us to welcome one additional local participant.

Please support Explore! and help us pave the way for the next generation of diverse healthcare professionals. For more information, visit our website.

Meet the Project Team: 
Salima Ramdani
  • Second-year medical student
  • Explore! Co-President
  • I participated in Explore! 6 years ago as a High School student!
Jessica Hier
  • Second year of medicine at McGill University
  • For the 2019 edition of the Explore! Careers in Health program, I am serving as a co-president.
  • I was a mouse in Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’ production of the Nutcracker.
Josie Cipolla
  • Currently a second-year medical student,
  • I am serving as VP Internal this year.
  • I am also a registered dietitian and appeared on Good Morning Barbados television show talking all things food in 2016.
Daylily Liao
  • VP communication Explore! Career in Heath 2019
  • U3 major in Dietetics
  • In fact...I was a bartender before I got to the school of nutrition!
Nam Nguyen
  • Second year medical student
  • VP Finance
  • I like baking cakes but I don't like eating them
Mai Abdel-Azim
  • Dentistry third year
  • VP External
  • I once slept in the metro, stayed in it for a round trip going all the way back to where I took it from.
Stamatis Kouniaris
  • Second year dental student
  • VP Sponsorship
  • I have flown an airplane, twice!
Nickoo Merati
  • First year medical student at McGill University
  • Co-VP Alumni for Explore! in 2019.
  • She loves teaching Zumba and drinking tea (not simultaneously!) in her spare time.
Menal Huroy
  • 2nd year medical student at McGill
  • New executive as co-VP Alumni.
  • I previously hosted over 100 host science themed birthday parties for kids!
Zahra Talat
  • First year medical student
  • VP External committee
  • My last name is a palindrome!