Meet Your 2022 Student Admissions Reps
Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy, BHSc., MA
My journey to medical school was untraditional. After my undergraduate studies, I pursued a research master’s degree and then started working in health policy for two years before medicine. As a result, I have experience in health research examining how policy responses to emerging health risks shape the experiences of equity-seeking populations. In doing this work, I enjoyed listening to people’s stories and wanted to directly work with them to improve their health and well-being. This realization motivated me to pursue medicine.
In the role of an admissions representative, I want to support folks who have untraditional paths to medicine (e.g., mature students, non-parental family responsibilities, etc.) and help improve their accessibility to UofT medicine. Further, beyond representation, I also believe adequate accommodations and support matter. I hope to help build these resources to ensure a barrier-free admissions process.
Hafsa Zia, BSc.
I did my undergrad at Ontario Tech, formally known as UOIT, where I was fortunate to have received an offer to UofT after completing my undergrad. I am currently taking advantage of the hybrid curriculum and living at home in Milton.
I wanted to be an admissions representative because I believe there needs to be more diversity in situations where individuals can feel happiness, comfort, and believe in their dreams when they see others that look like them. I also believe I can bring the perspective of an immigrant, someone with a GPA on the "lower end" and someone from a low-income household to this table. I am also very passionate about EDI and participating in initiatives that break down barriers for marginalized communities to help them realize their dreams of being a physician. On a fun note, I recently got married this summer and I don't think my brain has left vacation mode yet.