From why we chose to study medicine, why uOttawa, what a typical day is like, to where med students tend to live and why Ottawa is an incredible city, we are here to answer your questions.

You may see one of our Ambassadors on interview day or recruiting events as well.  Feel free to send us an e-mail and we would be more than happy to help!

While we are happy to address any questions you may have, Student Ambassadors will not answer questions about the admissions process, pre-requisite courses, provide advice on course selection or application submission, or disclose content regarding interviews or assist in interview preparation.  This program is solely meant to highlight the medical student experience at the University of Ottawa.  

Amani

Email: [email protected]
Francophone Stream
Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Salut! Hi! My name is Amani and I am a first-year medical student here at the University of Ottawa, in the French stream. Prior to my admission, I majored in Health Sciences in Ottawa as well. In my free time, I love to swim, bake and play piano with my friends! I would be happy to be a student ambassador because I know first-hand how nerve-racking and confusing the road to medicine may seem. I remember being in the shoes of applicants, just trying to find someone to answer my questions. I would be happy to be that point of contact for students looking to know more information about the program, the lifestyle, the beautiful city or anything else that might interest them.

Caroline

Email: [email protected]
Francophone Stream
Hometown: Embrun, ON

Hello. My name is Caroline Mallity and I am a second-year medical student in the French stream. I come from Embrun, a small village east of Ottawa. I completed my undergraduate studies in Translational and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. When I am not studying, I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking in nature and, of course, watching Neflix! Applying to medical school can be very intimidating with lots of information on line. If you have any questions about admissions, life as a medical student at the University of Ottawa or anything else that you can think of, feel free to contact me! 

Gabriella

Email: [email protected]
English Stream
Hometown: Carp, ON

Hi everyone! My name is Gabby, and I am a student in the MD2026 English stream. I was born and raised in rural Ottawa and completed my undergrad at the University of Ottawa in Translational and Molecular Medicine. My interests include spending time outdoors (I love hiking and backpacking!), spending time with my friends and family and trying new recipes. I also love traveling whenever I can (my goal is to visit every province and territory in Canada). I want to be an ambassador to help prospective students learn more about the Faculty of Medicine and answer any questions that they may have about uOttawa. As an Ottawa native, I am also happy to answer questions about student life, fun activities, and the best study spots in the Capital region!

Gurraman

Email: [email protected]
English Stream
Hometown: Brampton, ON

Hello! My name is Gurraman Mann and I’m a second-year medical student. I did my undergrad at McMaster University where I graduated from the BScN program and worked as a NICU nurse for a year. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and capturing photographs of nature and friends. Because Ottawa has so many beautiful trails and water bodies, this has been quite easy to do. I would like to become an ambassador because I understand that many students at uOttawa come from far away, so it is important to have resources to make the transition easier. I was fortunate to have many kind mentors that helped me navigate medical school so this is the least I can do to give back! I want to ensure that students have all the information they need to have the best experience at the University of Ottawa. Please do not hesitate to send me an email, always happy to help!

Jack

Email: [email protected]
English Stream
Hometown: Vancouver, BC

My name is Jack and I am a student in the MD2026 cohort! I’m originally from Vancouver but spent three years in Hamilton, ON before being accepted at uOttawa. I love discovering new places and actually moved in a week before orientation to explore Ottawa by myself. In my free time, I like to hit the gym (I recently picked up Olympic weightlifting), play ultimate frisbee intramurals, volunteer at my local church, and video call my two younger brothers back in BC. I wouldn’t be at uOttawa without my mentors giving me tips on how to study, manage stress, and what to expect from medical school, so I would love to pay it back to prospective students. I’m especially eager to talk to students who may not be from Ottawa and share my experiences of adjusting to the city and school.

Jacky

Email: [email protected]
English Stream
Hometown: Toronto, ON

My name is Jacky, and I am a first-year medical student at the University of Ottawa in the English stream. My interests include running, hiking, camping, and playing badminton. I consider myself an adventurous and outgoing person and am always down to meet new people whether from intramurals, clubs, or simply chatting. Currently, I am training for the Toronto Waterfront half marathon and am using this opportunity to go on different running trails and discover more about my new home in Ottawa. I am also on a quest to explore all the cafes and museums in the city to satisfy my desire for great coffee and knowledge. I am interested in becoming a student ambassador because I had a lot of support and encouragement from upper years when applying to undergraduate programs and again when applying for medical school and would like to give something back to the community.

Laurent

Email: [email protected]
Francophone Stream
Hometown: Boisbriand, QC

Hi!
My name is Laurent and I am a student in the MD2025 French stream. Some say that I come from the countryside but, in fact, I come from a suburb of Montréal called Boisbriand, for those who know. Before starting medicine at the University of Ottawa, I studied nursing and nutrition at Université de Montréal. When I have free time between my daily 1001 Anki cards, I like to bake bread and train in all kinds of sports. I would describe myself as an organized and hardworking individual who enjoys helping my colleagues as much as I can. That’s why I find this role resonates with me. I can act as a resource for future students in a unique way and inform them about the University of Ottawa and our medical program. The admission process and the reality of being a medical student can be complex, so don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions! I look forward to helping you soon.