WUHS Welcome Canadian Students
CANADIAN STUDENTS & ALUMNI
WUHS is a perfect choice for Canadian students with a passion for medicine. Many Canadian alumni are currently in residency or practicing in Canada and throughout the US. Join the graduates of WUHS who practice medicine worldwide, including Canada, the US, and the United Kingdom.
I am Margarita Toufeili, a third semester medical student attending Washington University of Health and Science in the beautiful island of San Pedro in Belize. I have received an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto, with a speciality in Biology and a major in Sociology. Originating from a very multicultural household, as my mother is Ukrainian and my father is Lebanese, I have always appreciated the pulchritude in immersing oneself into new cultures, which is why I have chosen to pursue my studies on this charming island. If I had to describe myself in three words, they would most likely be: curious, competitive, and compassionate. I have always appreciated the value of education and the application of it—especially pertaining to the health sciences. That is why I have felt this indelible pull towards medicine, with one goal: to get the opportunity to be able to help heal people. It is my dream to be able to be part of such an ever-growing multidisciplinary field, filled with innovation and ingenuity. I cannot wait to use the skills that I am so fortunate to receive from Washington University, so that I may be of service to those who need it the most. I have always strongly believed in the principles of medical ethics, especially in proving access to health care for all, in a respectful, competent, and compassionate way. Mark H. Fischer stated that the components to being a physician involved observation, reason, courage, and human understanding. As a future physician I strive to embody those components to practice in a way that has a persistently positive effect on an individual and societal level.
My name is Thapelo Vundhla and I am the Anatomy teaching assistant for the Summer 2016 MD1 class. One of my biggest motivations for coming to Washington University of Health and Science is to be a positive influence to society in general. I was born in Zimbabwe and now live in Calgary, Alberta. Zimbabwe has challenges with infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS & TB; and with pockets of polio reemerging around the world, the threat of epidemic outbreaks in Zimbabwe still exists. My goal is to positively impact the way we (frontline healthcare workers, administrators, policymakers) deal with emerging and reemerging diseases in the world. I graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario with a BA in Psychology and also took self directed non-degree General Studies in molecular biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia where I gained greater appreciation for the science and research behind medical advancements. The exposure to basic and applied research at UBC from interacting with research associates and post-doctoral fellows will be helpful in assisting my classmates and future physicians as a teaching assistant in Anatomy.
Hello, my name is Rose Ennin and I am from Toronto, Ontario. I have an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in biological health sciences from the University of Toronto. I have always had a desire for the field of medicine in general, but during undergrad my experiences both in academics and beyond helped to shape that desire. It has led me to an interest in women’s health and HIV/AIDS prevention on a global health domain. As a result, one of several reasons that I have chosen WUHS is that it exposes me to global health concerns in a country like Belize, who are big proponents in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.I know being part of a great Caribbean medical school like WUHS will continue to steer and influence my medical journey in the right direction.