Posts under Schulich

We are the Future

  • Posted on: 20 June 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

WE are the future.
Meds Class of 2017 will be known for nothing.
And no body will ever say,
Together, we stand for our community;
This, is a blatant lie. The truth is,
we have little enthusiasm & together, we have failed.
Thinking that
All of your opinions matter,
Is a waste of time. And please know    
Becoming self-entitled physicians,
Is what makes us such an incredible collective.
Being compassionate, honest and progressive,

OMSA Lobby Day is A-Coming!

  • Posted on: 26 February 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

Last year I had the opportunity to attend OMSA's annual Lobby day. This day is actually part of an entire weekend where OMSA not only lobbies for an important issue in healthcare, but gives medical students a crash course in leadership and political advocacy.

The "Vitals" Student Wellness Project

  • Posted on: 7 February 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

In medical school it is easy to get caught up in the learning and involvement, not taking time to care for yourself. The culture is also one of toughness, so there is apprehension in asking for help or using the resources available. When you do look for resources, it can be difficult to find them, clicking through the many layers of university websites or sifting through all the community resources. 

With the help of an Innovator Grant from the OMSA the Vitals Student Wellness Project was created at Western University. This


  • Posted on: 6 January 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

Thinking back on my observerships in first year, one that sticks out as different than I expected was when I went to follow a pediatrician over the winter holidays. We had met him in the hospital after the birth of our daughter and he was friendly older gentleman from Latin America. We had both attended our daughter's appointments and he knew I was studying medicine, thus when I asked about shadowing him he was happy to oblige. 

The Last Day

  • Posted on: 21 December 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

Today I signed off on my last chart as an M4. I carefully placed my last sutures in my last patient as a medical student. I helped cardiovert a gentleman in SVT. I reduced a Colle's fracture. I spoke to a patient about their depression. I got the chance to ultrasound a woman to alleviate some stress regarding her pregnancy. I wrote and explained, created plans, followed up on my own patients, and laughed with my colleagues about how fast the past 16 months have gone.

The Essentials of Staying Awake

  • Posted on: 26 November 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

After spending four weeks on general surgery, I have come to the conclusion that the secret to staying awake is not to ensure enough sleep the night before, but to be constantly doing something so your brain doesn't dare to fall asleep... and prophylactically drinking coffee before you start feeling tired.

Anonymous Clerk, Western University

Editor's Note: OMSA does not support dependence on any substance, delicious or otherwise. Except for chocolate.