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OMSA Lobby Day 2019: Solutions for Unmatched Medical Graduates

  • Posted on: 8 April 2019
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA held its Annual Lobby Day today at Queen's Park where 60 medical students across Ontario met with Members of Provincial Parliament. Ontario medical students are alarmed by the increasing number of medical graduates who do not secure a residency spot to continue their required medical training, otherwise known as going ‘unmatched’. This is the second straight year where Ontario medical students voted to advocate on this issue. Historically, 10 to 20 graduates in Canada were unmatched each year, but that number reached an all-time high in 2018 when

OMSA Press Release for Match Day 2019

  • Posted on: 26 February 2019
  • By: OMSA Admin

Today, hundreds of Ontario medical students are receiving the first iteration results of the 2019 R-1 Main Residency Match. OMSA would like to congratulate our colleagues who matched today. We also express our support to all students who were not matched to a residency training spot. These results do not define you. Information regarding next steps including the second iteration are available at carms.ca and through your school's Student Affairs Office.

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

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

OMSA Lobby Day 2018: Advocating for Physician Services Planning

  • Posted on: 9 April 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

In their final year of medical school, students apply for residency positions in a process known as "the match". Historically, 10 to 20 graduates in Canada have gone unmatched each year. However, that number has risen dramatically since 2011, rising to 46 in 2016 and 68 in 2017 and is projected to reach 141 in 2021. This year, medical students in Ontario overwhelmingly voted for OMSA to advocate for improved physician services planning for our annual Lobby Day today. OMSA engaged over 60 medical students from across Ontario in our advocacy.

OMSA Supports the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee Act

  • Posted on: 22 March 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

Without postgraduate training, medical school graduates cannot be certified to practice independently, leaving many of these students with limited professional options, high debt burdens, and enormous risks to their mental well-being. OMSA implores the Government of Ontario to create a physician workforce that meets Ontario’s needs, is transparent in its physician services planning to enable medical students’ informed decision-making, and that ensures an adequate number of residency spots for every single Ontario medical graduate.

OMSA Supports CFMS Position Paper on Unmatched Graduates

  • Posted on: 12 January 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

Since 2009, the ratio of available residency positions to Canadian medical students has declined steadily from 1.11 to 1.02 positions for every 1 applicant in the first round of the Canadian PGY-1 matching process. This has resulted in an unprecedented number of unmatched students, with 2.4% (68 students) remaining unmatched after the second iteration of CaRMS in 2017.

MOHLTC's Proposal for New Reimbursement Plan for Physician Services

  • Posted on: 19 December 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

Hey fellow medical students!

Your Ontario Medical Students’ Association (OMSA) team here! With the holidays fast approaching, receiving information about the ongoing issues between the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the government can be overwhelming and difficult to decipher - we feel the same way! We are working hard to make information on recent events available for you in a transparent and concise way, and we are truly interested in hearing your opinions and views on what is happening so we can best represent all of you.

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