The Ontario Medical Student Association offers funding for select Ontario medical students presenting at medical conferences.
Eligible conference topics should address an issue in the realm of healthcare and/or medical education thereby contributing to the advancement of medicine. The research may be basic, clinical, epidemiological, or social science related to medicine. Only researchers presenting at conferences are eligible. In addition, the conference must be occurring within 6 months of the application deadline (i.e. 6 months before or after the deadline).
Funding of eligible expenses up to $250 will be provided to 12 students per submission deadline. All applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Acceptable applications will then be randomized and one winner from each Ontario medical school will be selected. The remaining 6 awards will be randomly awarded to the pool of remaining applications (i.e. not school dependant).
- See additional grant information (including eligibility, application details, and requirements) here.
- Complete the OMSA Conference Grants Application form here.
- Submit your application here.
Applications will be accepted twice this year. The deadlines are:
- Sunday, December 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
- Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquires.
*Note: As of September 2021, all grant applicants must be registered/active members of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). This requires both online registration and paid annual dues of $10. Please visit https://apps.oma.org/MyAccount/profile/ and log in to see your membership status. If you have a dues balance of $0.00 then you are considered registered and active! If you have an outstanding balance, please make the appropriate payment by following the prompts. Applications from non-registered/non-active applicants will be disqualified. Should you require special consideration or if you feel that this membership may be cost-prohibitive, please email Zack (email@example.com) and cc the VP EDI, Sauliha (firstname.lastname@example.org). OMSA strives to support each and every Ontario Medical Student and we commit to providing a tailored solution that meets your needs.
**Note: Due to COVID-19, we understand that applicants may not have 250$ worth of expenses due to limited travel costs. Please apply even if your only expense is the cost of the conference registration fee! We will not reimburse costs associated with conferences that have been canceled completely or delayed indefinitely.
Conference Grant Articles
- Evaluating the predictive value of persistent antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) positivity and/or microhematuria at different time points in granulomatosis with polyangiitis by Lindsay Cho, Univeristy of Toronto, Class of 2020
- Renal Hemodynamic Dysfunction and Neuropathy in Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): Results from the Canadian Study of Longevity in T1D by Yuliya Lytvyn, University of Toronto, Med Class of 2023
- Epidemiological methods to study the landscape of dermatologic care using administrative health care data by Ali Finstad, University of Ottawa, Class of 2022
- Discovery of novel disease-causing mutations by Caberry Yu, Queen's University, Class of 2021
- Stratification and Management of Patients Ineligible for Lung Cancer Screening by Andrew Lam, University of Toronto, Class of 2021
- Examining Resilience in the New Millennium, and Our Experiences with Autoethnography in Clerkship to Boost Resilience by Airiss Chan, University of Toronto, Class of 2021
- Outpatient versus Inpatient Superficial Parotidectomy: Evaluating Clinical and Pathological Characteristics by Christopher End, University of Toronto, Class of 2021
- Mind the gap: understanding the experience of adolescents in a rheumatology transition clinic by Claire Fine, McMaster University, Class of 2022
- Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures for myofascial trigger points: a systematic review by Dion Diep, University of Toronto, Class of 2021
- Why We Swab: Development and Evaluation of a Library of Stories in Stem Cell Donation to Support the Recruitment of Committed Unrelated Donors for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation by Gabriele Jagelaviciute, Queen’s University, Class of 2024
- Longitudinal clusters of symptoms in oropharyngeal cancer influences treatment outcomes by Ghazal Haddad, University of Toronto, Med Class 2022
- Is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment a suitable screening tool for assessing cognitive impairment in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? by Kimberley Yuen, Queen's University, Class of 2022
- Examining the effect of smoke-free policy on tobacco use and consumption among patients with psychiatric disorders living in rural and urban areas by Kristina Yau, University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Resident-Driven Field Note Assessment Completion by
Yousuf Ahmed, University of Toronto, Class of 2022
- Research Conferences during COVID by Victoria Lee-Kim, Queen's University, Class of 2022
- Impacts of COVID-19 Curricular Changes on Medical Student Wellness by Rachel Trites and Anique Le Roux, Queen's University, Class of 2022
- Mental Health Training for Correctional Officers: A Systematic Review by Elena Wolff, University of Toronto, Class of 2023
- The Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Bronchial Wash for Evaluating Microaspiration in Lung Transplant Recipients by Kevin Zhang, University of Toronto, Class of 2021
- Improving the Patient Decision Making Experience for Cataract Surgery During the Covid-19 Era by Lily Xu, McMaster University, Class of 2021
- Missed appointments in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus: Rates and Financial Impact by Karthikeyan Manickavachagam, Queen’s University, Class of 2022
- Survivorship, Vision and Eye Salvage Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Residual Active or Recurrent Retinoblastoma by Zhao Xun Feng, University of Ottawa, Class of 2021
- Development & Implementation of a Novel Pre-clerkship Leadership Curriculum by Ahmed Shoeib, University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
- Immersive Extended Reality Use in Medical Education With Implications for Remote and Space Medicine Training, Mohsyn Imran Malik, Western University, Class of 2022