Darya Naumova (MDCM Class of 2022)
Darya Naumova is the President. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and French. Darya oversees MedComm’s research, advocacy, and educational projects. Last year, she developed the “Medical Interpretation Workshop” which trains volunteers in the basics of medical interpretation. Her hobbies include gardening, fermenting and preserving, and cooking.
Kenzy Abdelhamid (PGY-1 Psychiatry McGill)
Kenzy Abdelhamid is the Founder and Past President. She speaks Arabic (Egyptian), English and French. Through MedComm’s research, advocacy, and educational projects, Kenzy hopes patients facing language barriers in the healthcare setting can have more equitable access to care. Her hobbies are running, spinning and hiking.
Jenny Wang (MDCM Class of 2025)
Jenny Wang is the VP Internal. She speaks English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Shanghainese. Through MedComm, Jenny hopes to ensure all patients have access to the health services they need, regardless of the language they speak. She is proud to have helped with the conception of the website, hoping it has made MedComm a more accessible and useful tool!
Nour Seulami (MDCM Class of 2022)
Nour is the VP External. She speaks French, English, Arabic and Spanish. Nour led the creation of a position paper advocating for patients facing language barriers in the healthcare system. She now hopes to implement further teaching on the topic in the medical school curriculum. Her hobbies are most sports, from volleyball to downhill skiing.
Shaan Bhambra (MDCM Class of 2022)
Shaan is the Vice President (Research). He speaks English, French, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. Shaan is very proud of our ongoing research and publications in progress!
Shihan Chen (MDCM class of 2024)
Shihan is the VP Research (Junior). She speaks English and Mandarin. We are currently working on a systematic scoping review exploring the role of medical students as Interpreters in healthcare centers. Can’t wait to see the results!
Thalia Nguyen (MDCM Class of 2024)
Thalia is the VP Events. She speaks French and English. She is very proud to have contributed to the creation of the workshops on How to Interact with an Interpreter and hopes for them to become widely used in the future.