How to apply

Submit your answers to the following in a Word document (2 pages max) to Carlyn Seguin
  1. Name and age
  2. Describe any experience in urban underserved, rural Indigenous, or international communities you think is relevant to your selection for this project.
  3. Do you speak/read/write any languages other than English?
  4. Why would you want to participate in the Making the Links project?
  5. What personal qualities do you possess that make you a good candidate for this project?
  6. Define, in your own words, community. How does this concept relate to your future medical career?
  7. How would you share your experiences with the College of Medicine and with communities as you move through your studies and the Making the Links program?

Required Courses

Requirements include course work, a second language, and three practica: inner-city, northern, and international. We are also promoting a stream in Indigenous health, which may include a second practicum in Hawaii, Australia, Northern Saskatchewan or locations throughout Canada.

  • CHEP 403: Global Health II
  • CHEP 410: Inner City Practicum
  • CHEP 415: International Practicum
  • Completion of language requirements (zero credit units), which could be either:
    • a first year course in a second language through the U of S or an appropriate accredited language learning center
    • evidence of proficiency in a second language relevant to the country of the international practicum

Background reading

You are strongly encouraged to review the following sites and resources before applying in order to have some background on the concepts of social accountability and service-learning.