Check out all the new service updates and discounts available for medical students!

Starting this month, Medical students have a whole new level of opportunity to save. Check out all the latest options available for you from the OMSA, the OMA, and various vendors across the province!

CaRMS Travel Discounts

Headline: The OMA has arranged special rates for medical students traveling for CaRMS! 

Summary: Limited time discounts for OMA student members with West Jet and Porter Airlines!  Also, our regular great discounts with VIA Rail Canada and Park’N Fly can also help cut down on the cost of getting to-and-from your CaRMS interviews! Sign into your OMA account and go to the CaRMS page here: CaRMS

 

Porter

Headline: Porter Airlines discount – Members spoke, OMA Advantages listened

Summary: Porter Airlines exclusive discount has increased and now applies across all three available fare categories: Firm, Flexible and Freedom. Yes that’s right – FIRM fare class! Book your trip today! Read more.

 

Car2Go

Headline: OMA Advantages announces exclusive arrangement with Car2Go car sharing service

Summary: Car2Go is easy and convenient to use: just take it, drive it and park it. As one of OMA Advantages newest vendors, Car2Go is waiving the registration fee for OMA members. If you've ever been interested in using a car sharing service, now is the time! Read more.

 

Park’ N Fly

Headline: Park’N Fly makes it easy to see how much you save as an OMA member

Summary: Take advantage of the great rates Park’N Fly offers to all OMA members. Plus, join the Park’N Fly rewards program and earn points towards free parking. Read more.

 

Wireless Communications

Headline: Great savings on wireless communications plans and devices!

Summary: The OMA has negotiated great value offerings with Rogers and Telus for wireless products and services. Visit the OMA Advantages  page to find the right provider, plan and device. Read more.

 

Fitness

Headline: Moksha Yoga and Hard Candy Fitness join OMA Advantages program

Summary: OMA Advantages has listened to member feedback and is proud to announce that our fitness and health offerings are expanding! Moksha Yoga and Hard Candy are now providing discounts and benefits to OMA members.

Read more.

 

Upcoming OMA Advantages Events:

 

Headline: Real Estate Outlook with Simon Giannini – November 6 and 13

Summary: Join us at Mercedes-Benz in London and Burlington for two exclusive and educational evenings about the real estate market. Simon Giannini, host of The Real Estate Talk Show on AM 640, will discuss Market Analysis and Forecasting. Read more.

 

Headline: Bring your family and friends to the 2nd Annual  OMA Member Ski Day - February 20, 2015

Summary: Join your colleagues, family and friends for a day of skiing and snowshoeing terrain at Alpine. Special hotel rate the night before, take complimentary group lessons, enjoy food & entertainment, and get a chance to win some great prizes. Read more.

 

VIA Rail 20/20 Discount Card

For those students who purchased the Discount Card back in September but are seeking a credit because they are unable to combine this youth discount with their Corporate discount, please contact Joeanne Comisso at jcomisso@viarail.ca or at 416-956-7630.

 

Financial Support through the OMA

We can help you take care of those financial burdens as you make your way through medical school with initiatives and programs, such as the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund, Resident Loan Interest Relief Program, Student Leadership Development Subsidy program, and the Ontario Medical Foundation Elective Bursaries. Read More.

 

Physician Health Program

Before we can care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. Medical school, while rewarding, can certainly add to our daily stress in many ways. If you find yourself or a peer in crisis or in need of advice, consider contacting the folks at OMA's Physician Health Program (PHP). The PHP provides a range of direct services to their clients - members of the OMA, including physicians, residents, and medical students, along with supportive services to family members of their clients. Service begins with information, advice, and help for individuals contacting the program. Their confidential toll-free number is 1-800-851-6606 or visit their website today: Physician Health Program