Recruit Future Doctors for Volunteer Work in Your Organisation

Learning through community service

As part of their undergraduate training at the Université de Sherbrooke, future doctors must complete 30 hours of volunteer service with a community organization. This initiative is part of the Apprentissage par le service dans la communauté course in the medical program.


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Organizations needed!

The programme de doctorat en médecine of the Université de Sherbrooke is looking for community partner organizations in Sherbrooke or other surrounding municipalities. Organizations must have non-profit status and ideally be members of the Regroupement des organismes communautaires (ROC) de l’Estrie or have a mission related to the environment. Each organization receives as many student volunteers as it wishes and receives a financial contribution of $100 for each volunteer.

Socially responsible doctors

This course develops the civic awareness of future doctors and prepares them to act as socially responsible professionals. Through these volunteer community services, students discover the particularities of their community. They reflect on the links between the services rendered, other academic learning and their role as citizens and future doctors.

Community volunteering

Volunteering usually takes place in Sherbrooke or in the surrounding municipalities (Eastern Townships). Each student offers a minimum of 30 hours of non-clinical volunteer services. Volunteer tasks can be varied and do not have to be health-related. However, volunteers must be in contact with staff and/or clients.

The volunteer work can be carried out in community organisations in all sectors of intervention. It must take place between February of the current academic year and March of the following year, of which a minimum of 10 hours should be completed before the end of the first year of study.

Services are offered in French. However, if an organization needs bilingual volunteers, they can request them.

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