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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

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 "Lobby Day Ask" Survey for all Students

  • Posted on: 2 February 2018
  • By: OMSA Admin

Medical students from across Ontario take action on the chosen ask during OMSA's Lobby Day (April 9, 2018) and attend meetings to engage politicians on the topic. OMSA also directs our advocacy efforts for the year to ensure that we accomplish the ask. Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey to have an impact on medical students and healthcare for years to

EvidenceNetwork.ca Student Experts: Call for Submissions

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

EvidenceNetwork.ca creates original media content on public policy topics for publication in the mainstream media and links journalists with policy experts to provide access to non-partisan, evidence-based information. OMSA and EvidenceNetwork.ca are collaborating to give medical students an opportunity to contribute opinion pieces

OMSA EdCom's Abstract to CCME on Student Engagement in Mentorship has been Accepted

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

Some of the current and former OMSA Education Committee members had submitted an abstract titled "Evaluation of Ontario medical students' preferences and engagement in formal mentorship programs" to the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) 2018, and it has been accepted for a poster presentation. They are presenting the results of an Ontario-wide medical student survey designed to examine student preferences and engagement in formal mentorship programs in Ontario medical schools.

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