The WISH (Winnipeg Interprofessional Student-run Health) Clinic is a truly unique initiative in Manitoba that allows students to become more involved in an inner city community and gain awareness of inner city issues, social needs, and medical concerns. By volunteering at WISH you also have the opportunity to make a difference, meet new people, and learn more about healthcare faculties.
The WISH Clinic is a walk-in clinic that provides after-hours care to the residents of Point Douglas at an established community clinic (Mount Carmel Clinic). The WISH clinic is open every Sunday from 1:30-4:30 pm and is run by post-secondary students and licensed professional mentors from a broad range of disciplines, including Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Dentistry, Nutrition, Occupational therapy, and Physiotherapy.
WISH provides excellent volunteer and leadership opportunities for science students. As a volunteer, you can be part of the Social Team. The Social Team is involved in activites such as spending time talking with clients, serving fresh snacks, leading BINGO, and providing childcare. Opportunities are also available on the student executive council, where you can be involved in the behind-the-scenes operation of the clinic by sitting on a committee ranging from volunteer recruitment to quality improvement to clinic programming.
To volunteer with WISH, attendance at an orientation session is required, as well as a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. Note that the checks need not be completed prior to the orientation. A completed Student application form is also required and can be accessed at http://wish.med.umanitoba.ca/app_forms.html. Completed forms and orientation inquiries can be sent to: email@example.com.
Other general questions about volunteering with WISH can be sent to the Clinic Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 for the May 2013 Rotation
For students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related profession, applications are now being accepted for the May 2013 rotations of the Rural Manitoba Health Mentorship Program (RMHMP).
The RMHMP is a partnership between the Office of Rural and Northern Health (ORNH) and various rural Manitoba hospitals. This opportunity provides a one-week placement in rural Manitoba hospitals for prospective medical students to become familiar with the practice of rural medicine. As such, the goals of this program are two-fold: to give participants direct exposure to the realities of the medical field, and to expand their understanding of the unique challenges and benefits of rural medical practice.
During the 40+ hours of on-site observation, students will shadow physicians, paramedics, technicians, and other health care professionals. Opportunities for learning are as diverse as rural health care itself; Participants will attend grand rounds, observe patients in the various hospital wards, watch surgeries in the OR, view infant deliveries, accompany mentors to private clinics, sit in on patient consultations and staff meetings, and even ride along with paramedics on emergency calls.
Participation in the RMHMP is truly an unparalleled experience for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. For many students the program provides their first exposure to the many fields of work that fall under the banner of rural practice and medicine.
For more information regarding participant selection and the application deadline, please visit the RMHMP website: http://www.healthmentormb.ca
Interested students and community representatives are also invited to e-mail RMHMP at: email@example.com
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Financial support for undergraduate students to attend scientific conferences or international travel opportunities may be available to enhance the student experience through research and/or internationalization related activities. Eligibiltiy for financial support is based on specific criteria and a letter of request from each student prior to application for support to rationalize the details of the request. Please refer to the Undergraduate Travel Support website for more details.