Meet the Team

May 10, 2021

The Undergraduate Medical Education Enrolment Services (UME ES) team provides services to prospective, current, and past MD students to facilitate a well-supported and successful academic journey. We are here to help you make informed choices regarding our MD Program, financial and enrolment needs.

Our team consists of:

  • Recruitment
  • Admissions
  • Student Financial Services
  • Registrarial Affairs

Recruitment

Questions related to admissions? Not sure how to calculate your GPA or if your courses meet our prerequisites? For any inquiries regarding our MD program, please email us at: medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca.

Cindy  

Cindy Cao (on leave)

Hello everyone, this is Cindy Cao!  I am the International Recruitment and Transition Officer for the Faculty of Medicine. I meet with and recruit high performing international students to the Faculty of Medicine’s MD and graduate programs.  

I work closely with Alex in the recruitment team to support prospective and incoming international students - If you are an international student and would like to obtain more information about the MD Program and/or gathering information around graduate programs within the Faculty of Medicine, please contact me at cindy.cao@utoronto.ca.

Twanna Lewis

I am Twanna Lewis, the Enrolment Services Assistant within the UME-ES department for the MD program.  In my role, I am involved with students at the initial stage, who are embarking on a journey to medical school in Temerty Faculty of Medicine. As the first point of contact for prospective applicants to the MD program, I am responsible for providing information to clarify the program’s admission policies, processes and respond to all student inquiries regarding eligibility requirements.  I can be reached at medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca

Admissions

Elicia  

Elicia Giannone

My name is Elicia Giannone and I work as the Enrolment Coordinator at UME ES. My role involves supporting our diverse community of volunteer file reviewers and interviewers throughout the admissions cycle – from registration to training to rating. I also assist current MD applicants and incoming MD students. If you are a current MD student, Resident, Faculty member, or Community member interested in volunteering in the admissions process, feel free to send me an email at md.admissionsoffice@utoronto.ca.

Leslie

Leslie Taylor

My name is Leslie Taylor and I am the Admissions Officer for the MD Program. As the Admissions Officer, I am involved with our applicants’ MD admissions journey from the start to the end of a given cycle. I maintain close communication with our applicants throughout the admissions cycle, and also advise prospective and current applicants on complex and unique circumstances at medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca.

Victorina

Dr. Victorina Baxan

I am the Associate Registrar, Admissions at UME ES. I work with a dedicated Enrolment Services team to guide MD applicants through the admission process. I have been with the University of Toronto since 2005, and joined the MD Program in 2017. I am a graduate of OISE University of Toronto, where I completed my PhD degree.  Outside medicine, I am teaching qualitative research methodology courses, and follow developments in dialogic teaching, computational linguistics, and space exploration. If you have questions about the academic or non-academic requirements for the MD Program, steps involved in applying to our program, including timelines and resources, you can email us at medicine.admiss@utoronto.ca

Student Financial Services

Jennifer

Jennifer Osti-Fonseca

My name is Jennifer Osti-Fonseca and I work in Student Financial Services at UME ES. Upon receiving an offer letter, one of the biggest worries quickly becomes: how can I afford to pay for my medical education? Here's where I can help! I assist students in navigating financial aid programs offered by government agencies and the Faculty of Medicine at U of T. I provide students with guidance and information on how to apply for awards, scholarships, grants and bursaries. If you would like to discuss your financial circumstances in more detail, you can contact me via email at medicine.financeawards@utoronto.ca with your query or to set up an appointment.

Fahda

Fahda Kulmiye 

Hi everyone, my name is Fahda Kulmiye. I am the Financial Aid and Awards Coordinator. You worked hard to get to medical school and staff at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine will work just as hard to support you.  My role involves keeping you up to date and informed on the ways to fund your medical education with as little debt possible. My goal is to alleviate some of the anxiety you may have about finances so that you can focus on your education. You can reach out to me if you have any questions about financial aid, awards, scholarships, grants and bursaries. Throughout the year I will be holding information webinars and financial aid advising sessions. I’m honoured to be by your side on your journey to becoming future doctors. I can be reached at: medicine.financeawards@utoronto.ca. I look forward to connecting with each of you! 

Registrarial Affairs

 

Amanda Latchman 

Hi everyone, my name is Amanda Latchman. I work as the Registrarial Affairs Assistant within the UME-ES department at the Faculty of Medicine. I assist current MD and MRS students with requests for supporting academic and/or personal documentation, registration, and financial aid by providing letters of good standing. I can be reached at registrar.medicine@utoronto.ca 

 

Dana Rose

As Coordinator of Registrarial Affairs Enrolment Services, I am responsible for helping all current and former students with their registration needs. Some of these needs include degree confirmation letters, ACORN account related questions, liaison for CaRMS for students documents and assistance with grades/transcripts. I am also the main point of contact for all immunization record questions, as well as aiding with school absences and urgent communications. You can contact me at: registrar.medicine@utoronto.ca.

Christina

Christina Keith

As the Administrative Coordinator, Enrolment Services, I provide administrative and operations support to the ES office and MD students, including but not limited to student entry fob requests and UME ES space bookings. I support student communications through the facilitation of academic listserv requests and monitoring school absences and urgent communications. I also coordinate the MD Program’s Pre-Convocation ceremony logistics. Please contact me at registrar.medicine@utoronto.ca for any questions/concerns/requests related to my portfolio.

Mark

Mark Wlodarski

As the Student Support Administrator, I have a unique role that represents Enrolment Services and the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) at the UTM campus. I am a go-between for Mississauga MD Program students from all years for all items which are not related to curriculum/research. Many students and staff will say: “If you are not sure about something, go speak to Mark – he will help you find the right answer.”; I am able to connect you with the right resources and/or people. You can ask me about things (but not limited to) such as lockers, room bookings, O-Week, enrolment/registrarial/financial requests and counselling appointments (OHPSA). In your upper years you might ask me about CaRMS, notarizing, and Convocation. Never hesitate to ask me about anything on your mind! We want to make sure you have the best four years possible in the MD Program. You can reach me at mark.wlodarski@utoronto.ca.

You can also read about Dr. David Latter, Director MD Admissions and Student Finances, and Hana Lee, Director, Enrolment Services & Faculty Registrar here.