A boost to offset escalating tuition fees: read testimonies from two grateful students

April 20, 2021

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursaries help to reduce financial pressure from escalating medical school tuition fees. The boost this bursary provides helps qualified students afford to attend medical school. Since 2001, the program has awarded $1,956,000. Bursaries are $1,500 each and in March 2021, $111,000 was awarded to medical students who qualified.

This year we were fortunate to administer bursaries to 74 well-deserving medical students. Two of this year's recipients, medical students Srishti Shrivastav and Lloyd Luitzen Visser, want to express their gratitude.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the generous people who make the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursary possible. This support is invaluable to individuals such as myself who receive little or no financial assistance outside of student loans. Bursaries such as this help to ease some of the stress of financial burdens, which allows medical students to focus on our education and improving patient care. Thank you; your support is greatly appreciated.
- Lloyd Visser
University of Alberta, Class of 2021

I am so grateful to all the donors who made this bursary possible! This award has alleviated some of my financial burden associated with medical school especially now as I begin my pre-clerkship elective where there are lots of costs associated with transportation and parking as well as preparation for clinical experiences.
- Srishti Shrivastav
University of Calgary, Class of 2023

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursary Program is made possible through a significant contribution by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex as well as donations from generous physician members.

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