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CBC: UM med students step up to volunteer in fight against COVID-19

March 24, 2020 — 

As CBC reports:

Being on the front-lines of a pandemic isn’t where Julian Polimeni imagined he’d be when he signed up for medical school.

But that’s where the first-year med student at the University of Manitoba found himself last Tuesday. He was volunteering at the Grace Hospital’s Access Clinic, which is now a testing centre for COVID-19.

He’s one of more than 200 students from the U of M who have been volunteering the past week in the fight against the pandemic. The students are from health sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and rehabilitation faculties.

“Being part of a global phenomenon is a very unique experience,” he said.

Read the full CBC story here

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