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Snapshot of Choosing Wisely Canada National Conference

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

André Picard, health columnist with The Globe & Mail, poses for a photo with three undergraduate medical students at the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) National Conference on March 30th, 2016. Bushra Kahn (McMaster), Gurmeet Sohi (University of Manitoba), and Meagan Roy (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) have been actively involved with Choosing Wisely Canada since November 2015.

Ontario Medical Students Lobby for Improved Long-Term Care for Ontario's Seniors

  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

As Ontario’s future doctors, we believe that improving long-term care (LTC) access for seniors should be a priority in the context of an aging Canadian population. Today, 60 Ontario medical students from the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA), an organization that represents over 3500 medical students in Ontario, have travelled to Queens Park to advocate for increased seniors access to LTC. As the Ontario government seeks to reopen health care legislation this spring, we have identified three key

OMSA Supports Improvements to Postsecondary Student Financial Support in Ontario

  • Posted on: 24 March 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

The Ontario Medical Students’ Association (OMSA) applauds the Ontario provincial government’s efforts to make education accessible to all Ontario residents.  The tuition structure of postsecondary education, and especially professional programs like medical school, have too long favoured students from high income earning families. While many additional financial barriers exist to entering medical school, high tuition costs can deter individuals from low income earning families from even

OMSA Round Up: A Review of OMSA Activities from May to December 2015

  • Posted on: 12 February 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

Want to know what OMSA has been up to these past few months? Check out our new Round Up, summarizing major developments from May-December 2015. In this edition we highlight the residency position reductions, the launch of new education grants, updates about the New Graduate Entry Program (NGEP), new partnerships, student wellness, the creation of a new strategic wellness, and our Students of the Month.

OMSA and CFMS Joint Message: Reduction of CMG PGY-1 Positions in Ontario

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: OMSA Admin

As medical student representative organizations, both the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) believe it is important to inform our members of an impending reduction in the number of residency positions that will be available in the province of Ontario for the 2016 and 2017 R1 Main Residency Matches. This reduction will impact the 2016 and 2017 graduating classes.

A Chat With Our Co-Chairs

  • Posted on: 29 October 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

You may know that as a Ontario medical student you are already a member of OMSA. However, did you know that OMSA is organized by fellow Ontario medical students as well? ...Yeah, maybe you do, it's on our website after all. But how much do you really know about the OMSA Exec, particularly the two Co-Chairs?

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