About us

Our Story

Prospective Medical Professionals, known as PuMP for short, is a federally registered non-profit organization on a mission to help Canadian high school and post-secondary students understand different career pathways in life and health sciences. Our goals are to: 

  • Increase the transparency of the entry process into medical career paths
  • Make learning experiences in the healthcare industry more accessible for high school and post-secondary students
  • Promote equal opportunity for all youth, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, religion or race 

Founded in 2018 by a group of high school students, our team first sought out to tackle the lack of accessible learning opportunities for youth. We surveyed over 90 secondary school students in the Greater Toronto Area on their experience in health sciences, and here’s what we found: 

0 in 5
teens have considered a career in medicine
0 %
of these teens are looking for learning opportunities
0 %
of youth cite difficulties finding these opportunities

Connect

Involve

Empower

Our Focus

PuMP looks to make a difference by connecting students with learning opportunities, while also encouraging community involvement by providing resources, local events and conferences. By creating transparency between students and this ever-changing, competitive field, the organization looks to empower youth to continue exploring possible careers in medicine.

Our Team (Under construction)

LucyZhao
Asma Khamis

Lucy Zhao
Founder and President

“From the perspective of a student, the competitive atmosphere surrounding health sciences can be intimidating. Instead, let’s work together. Encourage a brighter future for yourselves and build a promising future for the field of medicine.” 

ASMA KHAMIS
VICE PRESIDENT

The opportunity to explore a potential STEM career is an experience we believe should be readily accessible to interested students regardless of their background. Together, we can bring to light information and opportunities that will not only benefit individual students, but both present and future communities.” 

Toronto

Christine Lin
President

Dhruv Dhall
Vice President

Jin Schofield
Vice President

Shiro Puwa
Secretary

Vancouver

Lucy LePoidevin
President

Ryan Lau
Vice President

Rachel Whyte
Vice President

Interested in joining our team?