2013 MEDLIFE Student Awards!


As the 2012-2013 school year comes to a close, MEDLIFE wishes to extend a big thank you to all of our student chapters, leaders, and trip participants. Thanks for your hard work!

Check out our first ever spring MEDLIFE Student Awards to learn more about our most exceptional student groups and leaders, including out best fundraising, education, and community service initiatives. Don’t see your chapter on our list? Make sure to communicate all of your outstanding efforts to us at [email protected]!

Award-best-chapter-mcgillComing off a record-breaking year in 2011-2012, McGill University has picked up right where it has left off. Currently on track to sending over 100 students on Volunteer Trips and hitting $10,000 fundraised, McGill’s chapter has once again shown us the full potential each student group has to help our patients and our communities reach greater access to medicine, education, and community development. A special thanks to the outgoing members of McGill’s executive board, whose passion and dedication have resulted in a exemplary student organization.

awards-newchapter-michiganIn less than a school year, our new chapter at the University of Michigan has materialized into a truly incredible chapter. They have recruited a large membership base and sent numerous students on Mobile Clinics. Meanwhile, the chapter’s executive board members have quickly moved to bring their enthusiasm to our Student Advisory Board (SAB).

See the rest of the awards on our full awards page here!


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.