Serving Humanity with Medicine
A student-led initiative of the Peer Med Foundation, the Peer Med podcast intertwines medicine, an ever changing science of diagnosis and treatment, with conversations about issues in healthcare where lives are on the line.
The Inclusive Care Project & LGBTQ+ Healthcare with Ellie Reyes
Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes LGBTQ+ Healthcare Educator, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Health Equity Advocate, Ellie Reyes. As the founder of the Inclusive Care Project, an online instagram community this episode captures the two in conversation about the Inclusive Care project, LGBTQ+ Healthcare and calls for the greater need for culturally competent health professionals. In order for our health providers and health systems to be more equipped to care for a variety of populations and individuals from across the gender spectrum, Ellie highlights in this episode the importance of a more equitable healthcare system and compassionate professionals now more than ever.
Follow Ellie @inclusivecareproject, or visit her website: https://www.elliereyes.com or https://www.inclusivecareproject.com
An Innovative Health App: EatSafe - An Approach to More Informed Food Choices
Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes University Graduates from Concordia University, Saad Brown & Lamine Kone who speak about their initiative, an innovative health app called EatSafe. Inspired by the pressing nature of and increased consumption of unhealthy foods in America and around the world, together with a team they decided to venture and live out their entrepreneurial mindset. EatSafe aims to guide the general population into making better healthier more informed decisions in terms of food consumption. With updates on the way and much more in store, listen to hear them enlighten us on what got them started.
Illiteracy Matters: Lives For Literacy, "Empowering Humans" in Canada & Abroad
Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes students from universities across Canada who have stepped up in the midst of the pandemic to speak about their initiative Lives For Literacy (L4L). Inspired by her role as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador, Yasmin together with her team created Lives For Literacy, a grassroots movement dedicated to eradicating illiteracy and raising awareness about the beauty of education in Canada and abroad. Through a variety of events, workshops, and campaigns among others, L4L serves as a platform for innovation, creativity providing opportunities for students, essentially empowering them to effect tangible change in their communities.
For more information visit their Facebook page or their Website: livesforliteracy.wordpress.com/
From War to Asylum: Collaboration Interprofessionnelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME) Diminishing Healthcare Gaps in MTL
Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes medical students from McGill University to speak about their initiative Collaboration Interprofessionnelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME). They share the common goal of diminishing healthcare gaps experienced by asylum seekers in Montréal. Through health promotion workshops, health navigation consultations and student screening clinics held at the William Hingston Center and at the CLSC Parc-Extension, CIME seeks to promote the health and wellness of these vulnerable populations by trying to improve access to health care and community services in Montreal.
For more information visit their Facebook page.
Tackling Food Insecurity: One Meal at a Time with Meet the Need Montreal Co-Founders from McGill University
Season 1: Virtues of Medicine. Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes Meet the Need Montreal Co-Founders from McGill University to speak about their initiative tackling the food insecurity crisis. Seeing the urgent need for help within the community, as their name suggests, Meet the Need Montreal stepped up to help alleviate the pressing demands on food banks by filling the gaps where help was and is needed most. This group of students are always finding ways to help "Meet the Need" by reaching out to very multicultural "in need" communities. For more information about Meet the Need Montreal listen time this episode or visit their website: https://meettheneedmtl.com/
McGill Medical Student’s Helping Hands Initiative: Extending Arms to Vulnerable Women & Shelters
Season 1: Virtues of Medicine. Peer Med by Leah Sarah Peer welcomes Helping Hands, a student-led initiative by McGill medical students to speak about their involvement in the community. They have provided more than 500 feminine hygiene kits containing care supplies to various women in Montreal via their multiple partners, including CLSC Parc Extension and the Chronic Viral Illness Service. This episode welcomes Renuka Sivanathan, Nardin Farag and Dean Noutsios who share the work they've done, and the impact its had for them. To get in touch to volunteer with Helping Hands, feel free to reach out to them on Facebook or instagram.