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OMSA's Response to the Proposed Tuition Fees and OSAP Changes

  • Posted on: 19 January 2019
  • By: OMSA Admin

This week, the Government of Ontario announced its intention to reduce tuition by 10 percent and reform the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These decisions have many implications for medical students across the province.

First, OMSA welcomes the government’s intent to address the rise in post-secondary tuition. Advocating for reduced tuition has been a priority for OMSA over the past few years, and we appreciate the government’s efforts to reduce tuition costs.

OMSA Supports the Current Sexual Health Curriculum in Ontario

  • Posted on: 21 July 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA regrets the Ontario Provincial government's intent to repeal the updated 2015 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum and revert to the curriculum developed in 1998. The current curriculum is rooted in the promotion of respect and diversity, it teaches about differences in sexuality and gender identity, the importance of healthy and consensual relationships, and strategies to safely use social media. To return to the outdated curriculum does a great disservice to the students of Ontario.

OMSA Congratulates the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

  • Posted on: 7 June 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA would like to congratulate Premier-elect Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on their win in this year’s general election in Ontario held today. We would also like to take this opportunity to applaud all candidates and party leaders on their run and their participation in this democratic process. We look forward to working with the new majority government to advocate for meaningful healthcare reform on behalf of Ontario medical students and our patients.

OMSA Supports CMA's Letter to Ontario Leaders Urging to Improve Healthcare

  • Posted on: 29 May 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

Healthcare has been a key focus of Ontario's upcoming election on June 7th. This past weekend, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released an open letter urging Ontario’s political leaders to commit to improving the province’s health care system. Specifically, the CMA identified long wait times and the rise in unmatched medical graduates as two

2018 Ontario Election Primer for Medical Students

  • Posted on: 23 May 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA has prepared a health-centered guide to the 2018 Ontario Election for medical students. We are excited that all parties have committed to pharmacare in Ontario. Their proposals discuss expanding coverage to rare diseases, seniors, or people of all ages. They also present plans for improving access to long-term care. Click here to learn more about key healthcare issues in the province and get an

OMSA Supports MOHLTC Announcement to Fund Additional Residency Spots

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

This year, three out of four Ontario medical students voted for physician services planning and the unmatched medical graduate as their top policy priority. On April 9th, 2018, over 60 medical students met with MPPs at Queen’s Park, where we advocated for our peers who were not matched to a residency position this year, and in years past. Today, OMSA is very pleased to support the Ministry of Health in announcing that additional funding for residency positions will be made available for all Ontario

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