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Pouya Bandegi – Medical Student's Society

Pouya Bandegi

Hello McGill medicine,


My name is Pouya Bandegi and I hope to serve you as MSS Vice-President Global Health Senior for the upcoming year. Please find below a short description of my background and platform. Feel free to contact me by email and I will be happy to answer any of your questions (


  • Born and raised in Iran. Immigrated to Canada in 2010.
  • BSc in physiology and MSc in experimental medicine at McGill.


Leadership experience


  • Founder and president of Students for C.A.R.E.


Empowering adults with physical disabilities to reach their goals.

  • Patient Representative at MUHC Users’/Patients’ Committee

Relevant course work/ global health involvement

  • Core Competencies for Public Health and Introduction to evaluation from Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Translator (English to Farsi) for HIVA project. Children’s health education in underserved villages of Kerman, Iran.


Platform for Vice-President Global Health


  • Student awareness and involvement


  • Monthly updates on the progress of global health initiatives of IFMSA and CFMS via short class announcements and newsletters.


  • Communication and collaboration


  • Involving other faculties and student organizations in MSS’s global health initiatives (e.g. Faculty of science and students in international development studies)


  • Advocacy


–     International: Holding petitions to have the voice of McGill medical students heard     on issues concerning healthcare

–     National: Organizing workshops and lectures on ways to get involved with protecting the healthcare rights and needs of vulnerable populations in Canada.


Thank you for your consideration.

Pouya Bandegi