From camper to medical student
The summer before she went into Grade 12, Carly McLellan attended the Health Career Quest Summer Camp at the U of M. Now she is studying medicine.
“That camp changed my life,” says McLellan, a Cree Métis Access Professional Health Program (PHP) student from Thompson, Man. who went on to work at the camp as a counsellor, and then as a coordinator. “It brings Northern Indigenous youth into the university to explore health careers. I met an Indigenous medical student and realized I could do it too. I always wanted to go to university. I saw the path. I decided to do it.”