By Arnya Assance
Griffin Assance-Goulais, citizen of Beausoleil First Nation, takes the first step towards achieving his goal of pursuing his chosen profession: a doctor.
Griffin undertook the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine’s Youth Summer Program (MEDYSP) application process early in the second semester, getting his transcript, preparing a resume, getting a letter of support from St. Joseph Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School (SJSH CSS), and completing a rigorous application.
The MEDYSP has students attend from around the world. Griffin was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Human Physiology: How the Body Works module that started on July 3 until July 8, 2016, through the Faculty of Medicine – Youth Summer Program at the University of Toronto, New College campus.
“MEDYSP offers high school students an exclusive glimpse into the world of medicine, medical research and health science fields. The weekly program includes a healthy balance of hands-on laboratory experiments, inspiring lectures from academic faculty and health professionals, and interactive discussion with career counsellors and university admissions officers”.
Griffin will be a grade 12 student at St. Joseph Scollard Hall CSS in 2016/17 academic school year. The University of Toronto will be one of his first choices as he prepares to select which university he will apply to and attend. It is hoped that this experience will aim to enhance Griffin’s already keen desire to becoming Beausoleil First Nation’s first Medical Doctor.
Way to Go, Griffin!