Meet Team CHIMERA

Meet Mike Gritti

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Hometown: Etobicoke, ON

Undergraduate program: Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill

Academy: PB

Favourite memory of O Week: Rallying up the PBer’s at Hart House Farm during the Cheer Competition to create a human shuttle bus! 

Favourite memory of first year: “Collaborating” with other medical school students at Ontario Medical Students’ Weekend.

Tell us something interesting about you: I grew up with a lot of taxidermy in my house. It really added a lot of creativity to some nightmares.

What did you do when you got into U of T? (1) Fist bumped the stranger standing next to me. (2) Called parents. (3) Booked a Contiki Eurotrip.

Advice to 2T0s: Talk to your classmates! 
 

Meet Arvin Ighani

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Hometown: Toronto, ON

Undergraduate program: BMSc at Western University

Academy: WB

Favourite memory of O Week: Being a pseudo-DJ at Ballroom!

Favourite memory of first year: MedGames.

Tell us something interesting about you: I used to do some stuff for The Weeknd.

What did you do when you got into U of T? Called my parents and bought myself the most expensive lunch in town.

Advice to 2T0s: Enjoy every second of medical school. It's the BEST!

 

Meet Melin Peng

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Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Undergraduate programBScH in Psychology and Life Sciences at Queen’s University

AcademyFITZ!!!

Favourite memory of O Week: Dean’s Breakfast - it was a great opportunity to chat one on one with my new classmates, alumni, and faculty. Oh and getting to hear “White Coat, Black Art”’s Dr. Brian Goldman speak wasn’t half bad either!

Favourite memory of first year: Making sure we had no photobombers in our OMSW class photo for the first time ever - that’s how tight-knit O-Week made the 1T9s!

Tell us something interesting about youI’m a Non-Trad! I worked for a few years before coming to UofT Med :)

What did you do when you got into U of T? Screamed a lot louder than I (or my partner) would have ever expected.

Advice to 2T0sEnjoy your first year as it goes by really fast!

 

 

Meet Serena Wang

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Hometown: Mississauga, ON 

Undergraduate program: Interdepartmental Honours Immunology at McGill University 

Academy: MAM 

Favourite memory of O Week: Bonding over s'mores until 5AM at Hart House 

Favourite memory of first year: Getting the email that said we were the new O-Week Coordinators! 

Tell us something interesting about you: I was born in Milan, apparently my first words were in Italian.

What did you do when you got into U of T? SHE DID NOTHING.

Advice to 2T0s: Be open to everything and anything - there are too many cool things to do and people to meet in Toronto!
 

Meet Spencer Van Mil

ProfileHometown: Mississauga, ON

Undergraduate program: Biomedical Sciences and Psychology at uOttawa

Academy: WB

Favourite memory of O Week: Being able to speak for the first half of it. #laryngitis

Favourite memory of first year: Eating croissants with Arvin at 6AM in Sherbrooke, Quebec for Med Games.

Tell us something interesting about you: I can't taste bitter.

What did you do when you got into U of T? Quit my job and booked a flight to Europe.

Advice to 2T0s: Don't stress. And watch Alex's dad's TED talk.