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A host of familiar faces welcomes Canadian med students back to school

The University of Toronto invited notable figures from medicine and entertainment to drop into their virtual orientation facilities, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, and rapper Sean Paul.
By: Madeleine Hall
September 01, 2020
Photo: U of T Medicine (Twitter)

The University of Toronto’s School of Medicine welcomed a new cohort of med students last week, and although the school year got off to an unusual start with many of the orientation festivities taking place online, the university made sure the incoming students were welcomed in style.

Notable figures from medicine and entertainment dropped into the roster of online events to offer words of welcome to the new students. The lineup included appearances from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa; rapper Sean Paul; and actor James Pickens Jr., best known for playing Chief of Surgery Dr. Richard Webber on the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. All delivered warm messages of encouragement and support, and thanked the students for dedicating their lives to medicine. See their video appearances below.

Source: University of Toronto School of Medicine (Instagram)

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