The Medical School Transition Program (or MedTransit for short) is a mentorship program run by the AMSS designed to ease the transition to Medical School for First Years. It involves Second Year students working with First-Year students in small-group sessions to:
- Provide basic assistance with CBL, Resource, MPPD and Clinical skills sessions;
- Bring them into contact with older year students;
- Offer general support for First Year students over the first few weeks of their Medical School experience.
The program is not designed to be another P2P but a 'buddy system' to help with the transition to the unique degree that is Medicine. Older students provide guidance to the first years regarding study techniques, pointing out available resources and being an easily accessible contact point for any questions. It is important to note that MedTransit is not a forum for notes exchange or file sharing.
In 2011, First Year AMSS Members are able to sign-up to participate in MedTransit sessions online. After filling out the following registration form, the Education Events coordinator will make contact with registrants and give them more information about the program.
For more information on MedTransit, please contact the Educational Events coordinator.