MDCM students launch Faces at McGill Medicine

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In one post, former world-class competitive cyclist and Med-2 student Florence Laplante-Lamarche reflects on how her relationship to the sport has changed. (Photo: Jennifer He)

In one post on the student-run “Faces at McGill Medicine” Facebook page, former world-class competitive cyclist and Med-2 student Florence Laplante-Lamarche reflects on how her relationship to the sport has changed. (Photo: Jennifer He)

In October, Jennifer He, a Med-2 student with an interest in photography, joined forces with classmates Samantha Rivet and Doulia Hamad to launch Faces at McGill Medicine (FAMM), a Facebook page in the intimate, storytelling style of Humans of New York. The goal? To highlight diversity in the MDCM program.

“Photography has always been something I’ve liked doing as a hobby, and as I’ve embarked on the amazing adventure called medical school, I was inspired by the beautiful diversity in my class, which motivated me to start FAMM as a way to share the stories,” says Jennifer, who conducts interviews with her classmates and photographs them for this project.

One candidate of the Medicine Class of 2018, Jean-Baptiste Roberge, is a published novelist. / Photo: Jennifer He.

One candidate of the Medicine Class of 2018, Jean-Baptiste Roberge, is a published novelist. / Photo: Jennifer He.

Although the focus is currently on the Medicine Class of 2018, Jennifer hopes to branch out in the future to cover other classes as well. “The goal is to strengthen our community,” she explains.

"I always tell my friends, you hear the guitar with your ears, but feel the bass with your body," Jin Hyuk Yang tells FAMM. / Photo: Jennifer He

“I always tell my friends, you hear the guitar with your ears, but feel the bass with your body,” says Jin Hyuk Yang. / Photo: Jennifer He

Jennifer welcomes submissions and nominations in English or French, selecting one or two stories a week to be shared.

 

 

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