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VP International Students

As VP international Students, my role is to mainly focus on advocating for international students in the MD program, regarding financial burden, social connection, and career development. I take all the students’ situation and perspectives into consideration and make an overall representation for our international student community.

Kate Kim

VP International Students Sr.

About Me

My name is Kate, and I am your VP International Student Affairs Sr.
To tell you about myself, I was born in Seoul, S.Korea and lived there until I was 8. After moving to Canada, I spent most of my time in London, ON, until I graduated from Western University in Medical Sciences.
During my time at Western, I was part of the International Peer Guide Program, which is a program geared to assist international and exchange students in their transition to Canada. I worked with 2400+ international students over my 4 years of involvement in the program. I hope to apply the skills that I have learned during my undergrad to advocate for international students at UofT medicine.
During my free time, I like to go on walks and explore the city. I am also a huge foodie, so I love cooking and trying new foods!

1. Advocate for financial resources for international students
2. Help with career exploration given the difficulties with residency matching
3. Organize social events to foster connection among international students

Year Plan and Goals

Reasons to Contact Me

1. If you want to discuss information/resources available
2. If you want to connect with other international students
3. If you are looking for someone to talk to :)

Project Pods

Wellness Pod

Paul Tieu

VP International Students Jr.

About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Paul Tieu. I am lucky to call Canada my second home since 2012. Coming from Vietnam, I hope to introduce the hospitable culture and, of course, the delicious food to my friends and colleagues in medical school and beyond. When I am not in the lab or library, you can find me on tennis courts, Big Al's or at the Jays game. I'm very looking forward to great years ahead with y'all!

Year Plans and Goals

International student in medicine is a unique cohort. My role is to work closely with my Sr. to represent our cohort and to act as a bridge connecting us to the student body and faculty members. I hope to initiate a database where we can share our local experiences with our peers both academically such as potential sites for foreign electives, and extracurricularly such as where to visit and must-try food when they visit our cities. In addition, we plan to be resourceful to our cohort with regards to eligible scholarships and opportunities. Finally, we'd like to advocate for CaRMs access for visa students graduated from Canadian medical schools.

Reasons to Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me if you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about international student services.

Project Pods

Club Equity and Restructuring Pod

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