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McMaster medical students starred in TV show

Published: March 22, 2012
Medical students documentary
Filming in the operating room at McMaster University Medical Centre: Mohawk professor Brian Willrich, Mohawk Student/DOP Matt Heidman, anesthesia medical resident Richelle Kruisselbrink and McMaster Medical Student Morgan Riggan
—Photo by Jennifer Howe.

A one-hour documentary about five senior students of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University was shown by OMNI Television on March 18, 2012.

M.D(iversity) is a documentary about the need for diversity in medical education to more accurately reflect the population. It explores the history of how medical schools across North America have chosen medical students, and how the unique approach of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University has aimed to change that.

The show was commissioned and funded by Rogers OMNI Television and produced, filmed and edited by senior students of the Mohawk College Broadcasting-Television and Communications Media Program.

The show profiles students from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine who represent the spectrum of what diversity in the profession in Canada could look like: Naheed Dosani, Amy Montour, Matt Menard, Adrian Edgar and Vasudha Gupta.

The show also features cartoonist Lynn Johnston, a medical artist during the early days of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and creator of the renowned cartoon strip For Better or For Worse.

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