Corey Edwards, who grew up on a family farm in Alberta, Canada, is a recipient of the Canadian Scholarship. While completing his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University, Mr. Edwards realized his true passion was to become a physician. Mr. Edwards has shown a commitment to the study of medicine by simultaneously earning a degree in accounting while taking pre-requisite coursework for medical school.
Hrisi Gueorguieva is an aspiring family physician and graduate of Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada. Her passion for science and interest in medicine developed while she completed her bachelor of science in biology. Ms. Gueorguieva is inspired by her family physician and hopes to emulate his approach to patient-centered care when she becomes a physician.
Susan Ruano has demonstrated a commitment to contributing to the greater good through her volunteer work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital. Ms. Ruano is an aspiring pediatrician, and hopes to improve the health of young children across the world by one day joining Doctors Without Borders.
Khalid Rumman begins his medical career as the recipient of the Canadian Scholarship. A visit to Mr. Rumman’s home country of Pakistan left an indelible impression on him and played a key role in his decision to become a doctor. His goal is to become a compassionate physician who delivers medical care to his patients and helps them to make healthy life choices. Mr. Rumman earned his bachelor of science in biology from the University of Toronto.
Ayesha Siddiqa, recipient of the Canadian Scholarship, earned her bachelor of science in medical sciences from Brock University, Ontario, Canada. While pursuing her degree, she was an active volunteer at a local family clinic and with the Alzheimer’s Society in Niagara. These experiences reinforced her desire to become a physician and she values the opportunity she had to build strong patient relationships.
Bryan Stringer’s exposure to the rigors of healthcare work within the hospital setting and emergency rooms helped to shape his carefully considered decision to become a physician. Mr. Stringer grew up in the small community of Orillia, Ontario, Canada and attended the University of Western Ontario where he earned his bachelor of science in biomedical sciences.
Daniel Styrna is a former college athlete who played hockey for several years at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Seeing his teammates treated for injuries as well the experiences he had shadowing sports, family medicine and internal medicine doctors led to Mr. Styrna’s decision to attend medical school. Mr. Styrna believes his team oriented mindset will translate well to the study and practice of medicine.