Join the Ontario Political Advocacy Committee!

The Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) is currently seeking applications for the Ontario Political Advocacy Committee (OPAC). The OPACs core activities this year include the OMSA Annual Lobby Day at Queen's Park, the OMSA Leadership Summit, and grassroots advocacy initiatives at each medical school. The OPAC will be expected to attend monthly teleconferences, and there may be possible opportunities to travel to Toronto.

It’s an excellent opportunity to network, represent your peers, and gain a greater understanding of the health care policy issues that will affect your future practice. Students involved with last year's Lobby Day met with Members of Provincial Parliament, the Minister of Health and the Premier of Ontario!

Application

Please submit a maximum of 200-300 words describing why you are interested in the OPAC, any relevant experience, how you will manage your time, and what you will bring to the team.  Please forward your application by September 27, 2013 to the VP External at your medical school.

Selection

  • Two students per medical school in Ontario

  • Keen interest in leadership, learning about Ontario’s healthcare system and has desire to effect positive change

  • Availability to participate in monthly teleconference meetings

  • Skills necessary for the role  include writing, research, communication, organization and time management

  • Past experience working with with teams is an asset

  • NO prior experience, formally or informally, in advocacy is required

If you are interested in taking a leadership role within the OPAC, please address any relevant experience you may have.  (A leadership role might entail taking a lead in writing a policy paper / online module or helping with logistics).

Got questions about the role?  Contact your Director of Representation, Jemy Joseph, at Representation@omsa.ca / Jemy.Joseph@uottawa.ca