ADVOCACY – Position Paper on Language Barriers

June 5, 2021

You can find the position paper here!

The MedComm Team helped research and produce the IFMSA-Québec’s Position Paper on Language Barriers in Montreal’s Healthcare System.

International Federation of Medical Students Associations  (IFMSA) is an international non-governmental organisation that serves as an umbrella group for all medical student associations across the world, representing nearly one million medical students in more than a hundred countries. IFMSA-Quebec acts as a local representative and spear-head advocacy initiatives in Quebec.



PODCAST – Reimagining Global Health

April 30, 2021

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify or YouTube!

Darya Naumova (current president of MedComm) and Kenzy Abdelhamid (previous president of MedComm) are featured in the Immigrant Health Perspectives podcast. Here, they talk about the mission and achievements of MedComm and discuss its immense potential.

Supported by McGill Global Health Programs, the Reimagining Global Health podcast is presented by the McGill Reimagining Global Health Group, a collective of students and faculty from all different backgrounds who organize a variety of events to expose and challenge the colonial, oppressive dynamics infiltrating the equitable goals of global health.



NEWS – McGill eHealth News

March 16, 2021

You can find the full article here!

“McGill medical students awarded a Dialogue McGill grant to tackle language barriers” – MedComm is featured on McGill’s Health e-News as MedComm’s commitment to tackling language barriers gets recognized with a $30,000 Dialogue McGill – HCALM (Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities) grant funded by Health Canada.

The McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Health e-News website aims to provide relevant and current news and information of interest to academic staff and support members faculty-wide, as well as to students and residents spanning the Faculty’s six schools of Medicine, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Population & Global Health and Biomedical Sciences.



EDITORIAL – McGill Journal of Medicine

April 8, 2020

You can find the full article here!

“Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters” – an editorial on the McGill Journal of Medicine written by members of MedComm.

The McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM), is an open access, international, peer-reviewed publication run entirely by the medical and science students of McGill University. Re-launched in 1994 and again in 2015, the MJM’s mandate is to provide students with the opportunity to publish on all aspects of medicine and to open up dialogue on a variety of medical issues including education, practice and research.