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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Sebastian Hopes to Bring Reliable Medical Care to Rural Region in Canada

February 23, 2015

Knowing firsthand what it’s like to grow up in an underserved community, Stephen Sebastian aspires to open a rural medical practice. He began the first step toward realizing his goal when he enrolled at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in January 2015, receiving the Canadian Founder and Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarships.


“We often felt that doctors came and went swiftly,” said Stephen speaking of the transient physicians that never settled in his Canadian hometown.

Due to the lack of physicians in his community, Stephen developed a compassion for those with limited access to resources. He has participated in several community service initiatives including volunteering at Cambodian Foreign Aid as a Children’s Camp Coordinator and his local food bank in Innisfail, Alberta. Also, Stephen has spent time at Kelowna General Hospital as a hemodialysis unit volunteer and he has worked as a pharmacy technician.

Stephen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia–Okanagan where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry and chemistry.

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