“There is a heart beating in every human being!”
The Peer Medical Foundation is a volunteer youth-led international not-for-profit organization advancing health equity, inclusivity, diversity, and racial justice in medicine.
We support marginalized patient populations (Migrants, 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC & more) and aim to improve the health experiences of vulnerable individuals in our communities. Our events, workshops, and resources for medical students, health providers, patients and the public aim to increase awareness of the inequities that exist in healthcare around the world and ways to address them.
At PMF, we make it our responsibility to create an equitable and safe space for all people by ensuring that our work supports and amplifies all races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, abilities, and more.
“From Stethescopes to Hearts, Serving Humanity”
To advance health equity, inclusivity, diversity and racial justice in medicine. We aim to provide comprehensive health education, scientific research, healthcare resources as well as information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, and multilingual to patients and providers in order to address healthcare disparities.
A world where healthcare environments and interactions are inclusive of historically underrepresented groups, where equitable healthcare is accessible and affordable and healthcare professionals foster safe spaces for people and patients from different backgrounds, color, beliefs, religions, nationalities, socio-economic status and more.
- Medical Ethics
- Voluntary Service
PMF’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Learn more about PMF’s mission, vision, and impact worldwide through the press!
- LISTEN: CBC News: Let’s Go With Sabrina
- READ: CBC News: Medical students learn to build a patient’s trust. But how often does that really happen?
- READ: A Youth-led Organization Advancing Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Racial Justice in Medicine
- READ: Behind Diagnoses: Patients” | A Peer Med Podcast Series – Project Reflection for the Canadian Association of Global Health (CAGH)
- READ: Let’s Reflect: 2nd Annual: RARE Health Equity Summit in Atlanta, GA by Global Genes and the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC)
- READ: Rare Diseases: Reconciling Uncertainty and Family; Leah Sarah Peer, Medical Student
- READ: Let’s Reflect: Future Physicians of Change Conference 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona by the American Medical Students Association (AMSA)
- Feature: Inside the Equal Futures Network: A New Feminist Coalition Juggernaut in the Making?
- Feature: Eczema Quebec Recap Post-Event Reflection on “Decolonizing Dermatology”
- Feature: The Ehlers-Danlos Society highlighting “Decolonizing Dermatology”
The Peer Medical Foundation acknowledges that Indigenous people are the traditional guardians of Turtle Island, on the land also known as Canada
Read our full Territory Acknowledgment here.