Clarenville area quartet begin MUN med school together
Power, Pardy, Vasanthan and Pearce all receive their white coats
A group of local students who say they’re proud to be representing the Clarenville area are all part of the same class at Memorial University’s School of Medicine.
Blake Power, Kieran Vasanthan and Christian Pearce, all from Clarenville, and Mykala
QPardy from George’s BrookMilton participated in Memorial’s “White Coat” ceremony last month. The ceremony welcomes new students into the faculty of medicine.
The four received their short white coats — symbolizing their status as med students.
The Packet talked to each student about their interest in medicine and their early steps toward becoming physicians.
Blake Power told the Packet the white coat ceremony was a special occasion for the students and their families and friends.
“It was a great time to meet classmates, significant others, and families,” said Power.
He says having three other friends from the same area is special.
Power says he’s wanted to be a doctor since he had some injuries and surgeries when he was younger.
“Interacting with the physicians and residents in that way, I kind of got interested.”
He also attended MedQuest, a program designed to get high school students interested in careers in medicine.
When asked about specialization in the future, Power says everything seems so interesting at this point.
New med students — all four from the Clarenville area. From left to right: Blake Power, Mykala Pardy, Kieran Vasanthan and Christian Pearce.