< Opportunities | Thursday, May 23, 2024

Recruitment for First-in-Family Working Group – Temerty Faculty of Medicine

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As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is excited to announce the formation of a new working group focused on enhancing the learner experience for first-in-family medical learners

The term “first-in-family” was coined by this population to represent learners who are the first in their family to pursue a career in medicine, breaking new ground and often facing distinctive challenges and barriers as they navigate their medical education journey. The Office of Inclusion & Diversity acknowledges the importance of understanding the educational experiences of first-in-family medical learners within the Faculty of Medicine.

Temerty Medicine’s goal is to create a space where medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and staff physicians can come together to share insights, experiences, and best practices to better support medical learners who identify in this group.

The working group will provide a platform for collaborative discussions on topics such as: 

  • Identifying and addressing barriers to success for first-in-family medical learners 
  • Developing strategies to improve mentorship and support networks 
  • Implementing targeted resources and programs to enhance academic and professional development 
  • Advocating for policies and initiatives that promote equity and diversity in medical education 
  • Analysis of pertinent data related to the first-in-family medical learner experience

If you are passionate about promoting inclusivity and equity in medical education and are interested in joining our working group, submit your application by Sunday May 26, 2024.

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