By: Jen LeBlanc, Outreach Coordinator, Global Health Office
As part of our commitment to Serving and Engaging Societies, our programs have grown to reflect the priority concerns of the communities in which we live, work and study. As we begin a new academic year, we want to introduce you to part of the team leading the programs through the Global Health Office. Our team brings together a wide range of skills and experience creating inclusive, engaging and dynamic programs for students, faculty and the community.
Manager, Service Learning
As a second-year medical student, you can engage in the Service Learning Program at Dalhousie Medicine. Students are matched with local community-based not-for-profit organizations that work with marginalized and under-served populations. The experience includes preparation, critical reflections, and a project relevant for the community partner and their clients.
Manager, Global Health Education &
Francophone Health Program
Our international collaborations based on authentic partnerships with faculty, community organizations, and research initiatives. Our programs expose you to global health systems, ethical considerations of health equity, and what it means in your professional work locally and globally.
The Francophone health program collaborates with Riseau Santé and Université Sainte-Anne with a focus on increasing francophone representation in medicine through education, community collaborations, and recruitment.
Manager, Indigenous Health in Medicine
The Indigenous Health in Medicine (IHIM) Program seeks to increase representation of Indigenous students in medicine through recruitment, community collaboration, and partnerships. The IHIM Program focuses on creating mentoring and outreach opportunities; provides support for the academic success and graduation of indigenous learners, and creates opportunities for curriculum development focusing on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
PLANS supports African Nova Scotians in their journey to becoming a health professional by providing mentorship and advising to current and prospective students, and student-led organizations to create a community of learning centered around Black health, career development, and community engagement. PLANS hosts Health Science Summer Camps and a Prep Institute that provides Black youth with the opportunity to learn about health as a future career option and prepare for postsecondary education.
Coordinator, International Students
With over 25 years of collaboration with the International Medical University of Malaysia (IMU), Chris supports the four-month Link program that prepares IMU students to start clerkship at Dalhousie. In addition, he works with International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to enter a clerkship at Dalhousie Medicine.
Learn more about Dal Global HealthStay tuned for more office updates.