Jordan Lewis

Cohort Year

Current role
MD Candidate at the University of Toronto

My main areas of interest
Maternofetal health, women’s health and infertility.

The most beneficial things about the programme
This course allowed me to improve my knowledge and skills in reproductive biology, both with respect to key topics and research techniques. It allowed me to learn to be a critical consumer of research and develop high-quality scientific writing skills. In addition, this program allowed me to expand and strengthen my understanding of the various research and clinical fields in Reproductive and Developmental Biology that I hope to explore and pursue in my future medical career.

The things I enjoyed most about the programme/ICL/London
Being the only North American student in my cohort, I met an incredible group of people with diverse interests, passions, and experiences. Living in a city as vibrant and culturally diverse as London, while attending a school as esteemed as ICL, really broadened my perspective and fueled my inspiration and drive to seek productive, beneficial, and meaningful experiences such as those that I lived during my year of studies here.

Since getting my PGCert, here are some of the things that I’ve done

  • Received an offer of admission to one of Canada’s top medical schools at the University of Toronto
  • Presented a poster presentation on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Gynecology Oncology Surgery at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s Quality Forum 2017 (Vancouver, BC)
  • Presented an oral presentation on Patient Satisfaction using ERAS during Gynecology Oncology Surgery at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s Quality Forum 2017 (Vancouver, BC)
  • Completed an international elective in Obstetrics & Gynecology through the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) (Greifswald, Germany)

Next steps
Pursue clinical research in the context of maternofetal health and/or infertility and continue to participate in clinical electives with a focus on women’s health.