Involvement at MAM

Congratulations 1T9s and welcome to U of T Medicine!

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Between the opportunity to get involved with student government (the Medical Society (MedSoc) or Class Council), to interest groups, clubs, and intramural sports, MAM has opportunities for everyone!

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Have questions on how to get involved? Want to know more about how I got involved? Have questions about MAM or U of T Med in general? Feel free to contact me anytime!

Also – check out Tara and Shara’s submission “10 Great Things about Mississauga!”

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Caleigh Campbell – 1T6