(From the Montreal Gazette)

It’s a new world and the faculty of Medicine at McGill University wants to reflect that.

The prestigious faculty is making a concerted effort to open its doors to students who might be considered « non-traditional » in that their background is not in science, or they interrupted their education to work for a few years.

The department is hoping that these students will bring something unique to the world of medicine and help improve the quality of health care here.

« These are people who will bring really interesting life experiences to medicine, » said Dr. Saleem Razack, assistant dean of admissions for medicine at McGill. « We want to make sure we have a class that is a bit more representative of society. The aim of the nontraditional pathway is to bring people into the class with diverse life experiences. »

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