MUN MED Gateway: A University-Public Partnership to Further Refugee Health Care in St. John'ss
Presenters: Barbara Albrechtsons (Public health nurse, Eastern Health), Daniel Albrechtsons (Gateway student coordinator, Faculty of Medicine), Tilak Chawan (past Gateway participant), Ashley Crocker (Social worker, Association for New Canadians), Kate Duff (Gateway program coordinator, Faculty of Medicine), Dr. Pauline Duke (Gateway faculty advisor, Faculty of Medicine), Raymond Li (Gateway student coordinator, Faculty of Medicine), Tina Power (Settlement counsellor, Association for New Canadians)
MUN MED Gateway (Gateway) is a volunteer program for first and second year medical students in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University that increases access to health care for refugees who arrive in St. John's. Gateway began in 2005 as a student-initiated project and has grown into an established program in the Faculty of Medicine. The program is a partnership between the Faculty of Medicine, the Association for New Canadians (ANC) and Eastern Health. Hear from some of Gateway's volunteers and participants about what Gateway has meant to them and talk with partnership representatives about this successful and well-established university/public partnership.