by Faculty of Health Sciences, Courtesy of The Daily News - McMaster University
Fulfilling a lifelong dream took Michelle Matthews across four provinces over the course of three years.
The mother of three graduated as a doctor from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at age 47.
It was “a cross between insanity and a mid-life crisis,” says Matthews of her decision to enter medical school in her mid-40s.
She’s not only the first member of her family to become a doctor, but also the first Mi’kmaq woman from Eskasoni to do so.
She has wanted to be a doctor since she was seven, “not a nurse because I’m too bossy”. She was born in Toronto and grew up in northern Ontario. Her mother, aunt and grandaunt had been nurses, but after finishing two years of a science degree at Mount Saint ...
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