What a amazing story this is turning out to be. Keeping our youth in Cornwall and eventually having a much needed doctor in the community. Kudos to City Hall for helping make this happen.
I had the chance to chat with Cornwall native Vanessa Carter. Other than being a Leaf fan she’s an example of what happens when a community invests in itself. Vanessa just won Cornwall’s 1st Medical scholarship at the University of Ottawa where she eventually hopes to graduate and come back to Cornwall to become a GP.
The Scholarship is for 6 years at $25,000 per to help offset the costs of Medical school.
I asked her about her heroes growing up and here’s what she emailed me.
“I was lucky enough to meet Manon Rheaume when I was younger, & she was for sure an idol when I was younger. I also really like Martin Brodeur, Miikka Kiprusoff, & Roberto Luongo….Now be nice, but I have to say that my NHL team growing up *daddy’s little girl* was the Toronto Maple Leafs w/ Felix Potvin & the good ol’ boys, …now I do realize that they aren’t doing sooo well, but I need to stay true to the blue!…If they’re not playing, I like Calgary & Pittsburgh (I pretty much support any canadian team *except our rivals the Mtl Canadians* & any Canadian players).
I hope that helps!Vanessa”
She sounds like a gamer! Once she has completed her Family Medicine studies and earns her College of Physicians & Surgeons certification, Ms. Carter will be setting up a full-time Family Practice in Cornwall.
About the Scholarship:
The Medical Scholarship was created from a recommendation made by the Mayor’s Task Force for Medical Recruitment. Its purpose is to provide funding opportunities in support of students from Cornwall and S.D. & G. who have been accepted into or, are currently studying medicine at a recognized Canadian university leading to certification in Family Medicine. In return for the scholarship, the recipient will set up a permanent practice in Cornwall for a period of not less than five years.
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