Altitude Healthcare Mentoring - McMaster

Altitude Healthcare Mentoring - McMaster Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring is a program aimed at empowering students to pursue and reach their goals.

On university campuses across Ontario, there exists a population of students with the potential to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing healthcare today. However, despite possessing the intellectual capacity, they lack the financial and cultural capital necessary to pursue a career in medicine. Members of this group are often from rural communities, low-socioeconomic regions or the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution. As these students embark on the difficult climb towards their dreams, they are often hindered by obstacles both real and imagined. As a result, students from these populations are under-represented in the milieu of Canadian healthcare professions. The situation is worsening as tuition costs continue to rise and talented but overburdened undergraduate students see healthcare professions as less and less attainable. Altitude is our solution. Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring is a unique year-long experience which matches medical students with first year undergraduate students from these under-represented populations. Each mentor works one-on-one with a student to help develop the skills and competencies necessary to excel as an undergraduate student and in a future medical career. In exchange, each undergraduate participant must return the favor by giving back to the community as a mentor to youth – a process we call Cascading Mentorship. Our goal is simple, help students, brimming with potential, reach a summit once thought to be insurmountable – a career in healthcare. It is from this simple analogy that Altitude derives its name. The program encourages the next generation of healthcare professionals to reach higher in search of their dreams.

Mission: The mission of Altitude is to empower students from underrepresented populations to pursue a career in healthcare by nurturing high quality mentoring relationships, and to help these students realize their potential as the next generation of bright, confident and compassionate healthcare professionals.

09/17/2017
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APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for mentors and mentees!
Follow this link for applications: http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-now
Applications are due October 1st!

Are you a first year university student? Interested in a healthcare career? Then Altitude might be right for you! Check out our eligibility requirements and fill out the on-line application. The deadline to complete the Mentee Application Form is October 1st, 2017.

(From left to right) Melodie, Emma, Andrew and Fanny went bowling at University Lanes! Apparently Andrew was the clear w...
03/03/2016

(From left to right) Melodie, Emma, Andrew and Fanny went bowling at University Lanes! Apparently Andrew was the clear winner but the rest of them had a blast too. :)

Sunny and Sunmeet made cookies to celebrate the end of Sunmeet's first round of midterms! Nothing like chocolate chips t...
02/28/2016

Sunny and Sunmeet made cookies to celebrate the end of Sunmeet's first round of midterms! Nothing like chocolate chips to help with midterm stress :)

Meet Eman and Marina, who took a selfie while engaging in some Starbucks self-care during exam season! Marina and Eman a...
12/18/2015

Meet Eman and Marina, who took a selfie while engaging in some Starbucks self-care during exam season! Marina and Eman are both in the middle of end-of-semester exams and tests, but there's always time for a cup of coffee and some mentorship :)

Meet Anna and Emily! They went for a hike on the trails behind Mac and went out for lunch yesterday. This photo shows th...
12/18/2015

Meet Anna and Emily! They went for a hike on the trails behind Mac and went out for lunch yesterday. This photo shows that mentorship can happen anywhere - inside, outside, while hiking, or over lunch!

Meet Spencer and Puru! A couple weeks ago, the two of them made a trip back to Puru's high school and gave a presentatio...
12/18/2015

Meet Spencer and Puru! A couple weeks ago, the two of them made a trip back to Puru's high school and gave a presentation about university admissions, university life, different paths to medicine, and the value of mentorship.

Learning important cooking skills by making their own pizza! Meet Sunny, Sunmeet, Sonya and Megan, two of our mentor-men...
12/16/2015

Learning important cooking skills by making their own pizza! Meet Sunny, Sunmeet, Sonya and Megan, two of our mentor-mentee pals. Exams can be a busy time but make sure to take the time to eat and have some fun!

Mentorship with Altitude isn't all about academics! We strongly encourage self-care and a balanced lifestyle. Meet Darwi...
12/13/2015

Mentorship with Altitude isn't all about academics! We strongly encourage self-care and a balanced lifestyle. Meet Darwin, Bolade, Thomas, and Sonia, two of our mentor-mentee pairs. They took this photo while bowling at the disco!

Mentorship in action! Meet Louise and Charmaine. They took this lovely photo while catching up on campus, chatting about...
11/21/2015

Mentorship in action! Meet Louise and Charmaine. They took this lovely photo while catching up on campus, chatting about midterms, and enjoying the last bit of nice weather.

10/01/2015

Applications for mentors and mentees are now CLOSED!

Thank you to everyone who applied. Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted within the next two weeks.

Hey future mentees!Did you know that there are scholarship opportunities for mentees within Altitude?Brianna (on the rig...
09/26/2015

Hey future mentees!

Did you know that there are scholarship opportunities for mentees within Altitude?

Brianna (on the right in the photo) was a mentee in the 2014-2015 school year. She and her sister organized a cascading mentorship event at their high school, and Brianna was awarded a scholarship for her outstanding participation with Altitude.

It's not too late to apply!! Apply now at http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-now

8 days until the application deadline!Don't miss your chance to apply to be a mentee or a mentor for the Altitude Health...
09/23/2015
Apply Now - Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring

8 days until the application deadline!

Don't miss your chance to apply to be a mentee or a mentor for the Altitude Healthcare Mentoring program!

http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-now

Are you a first year university student? Interested in a healthcare career? Then Altitude might be right for you! Check out our eligibility requirements and fill out the on-line application. The deadline to complete the Mentee Application Form is Thursday October 1st, 2015.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDEDThe application deadline has been extended to October 1st. We will be accepting application...
09/12/2015
Apply Now - Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

The application deadline has been extended to October 1st. We will be accepting applications for mentors and mentees until this date, but we encourage you to submit your application sooner.

Follow this link for applications: http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-now

Are you a first year university student? Interested in a healthcare career? Then Altitude might be right for you! Check out our eligibility requirements and fill out the on-line application. The deadline to complete the Mentee Application Form is Friday, September 18, 2015.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for mentors and mentees!Follow this link for applications: http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-nowAp...
09/03/2015
Apply Now - Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for mentors and mentees!

Follow this link for applications: http://altitudementoring.ca/apply-now

Applications are due September 18th!

Are you a first year university student? Interested in a healthcare career? Then Altitude might be right for you! Check out our eligibility requirements and fill out the on-line application. The deadline to complete the Mentee Application Form is Friday, September 18, 2015.

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09/03/2015

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