Posts under UOttawa

Reflecting on Wellness Retreat 2014

  • Posted on: 31 March 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

Waitlists seem to be the story of my life. Waitlisted for an earlier appointment, waitlisted to get into medical school, and of course, waitlisted for the Wellness retreat. But, when I finally received the offer via email the week of the retreat I didn't know what to make of it...

Considering that I don't respond very well to change and last minute plans, I was both excited and stressed.

Reflecting on CFMS Lobby Day 2014

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

Earlier this month, medical students from across Canada gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in the Canadian Federation of Medical Students' Lobby Day.  As they do every year, many Ontario students travelled to Ottawa to spend the weekend discussing health care policy, learning from talented peer speakers as well as leading physician advocates. On Monday, they took to the Hill to engage Canada's leaders in a discussion of health human resources and accessible housing for all Canadians.

Arrival in Moose Factory

  • Posted on: 12 November 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

On Mon Oct 21, I arrived at the Kingston Airport, all set to board on my 18 seater Air Creebec flight to Moosonee Airport. The pilot himself gave us the intro talk and safety chat. Of all the travelling I have done in my life, this would be the smallest flight I would have taken.  What does the interior of an 18-seater look like? The flight from Kingston to Moose Factory was ~2hrs. I enjoy daytime very much as I enjoy seeing the sunrise, clouds and the skies!  (For those who know me,

A Poem about CaRMS... A Message from our Co-Chair

  • Posted on: 23 November 2012
  • By: OMSA Admin

'Twas the night before CaRMS when all through the web,
Not a med student was sleeping, laptop glued to their head.
The letters were assigned to each program with care,
Knowing a program director soon would be there.

The students were pulling the hair from their head,
As CaRMS' faulty programming gave an "error message" again.

And "Where should I list this publication?" one asked,
"Who knows? Email CaRMS?! It's too late!" they all gasped.