100+ med students attend department career night

A mix of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students attended a dinner and career information night on May 4th, hosted by the Department of Medicine.

103 students gathered in the Atrium of Roger Guindon Hall to listen to physicians from a variety of subspecialties present information on what it’s like to practice on a day-to-day basis. Speakers covered things like why they chose a specific specialty, what they find most rewarding, what attributes are important in anyone considering a specific specialty, and how to balance career and personal life. Q&A round table sessions followed the individual presentations to facilitate an additional exchange of information and career exploration.

Many thanks to the uOttawa student Internal Medicine Interest Group Execs for their contributions to the evening and to Drs Wells, Forgie, Asmis, Humphrey-Murto, Johnson, Dowlatshahi and Abunassar for donating their valuable time, insight and great sense of humour.

These encounters with our students are career shaping!

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