Meet Max Zworth (McMaster University), our Student of the Season for Fall 2018!
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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's Northern Ontario Rural Medicine Committee (NORM) is happy to announce a new series entitled "Rural Doc Spotlight". The goal of the program is to bring awareness to rural careers in medicine by highlighting the incredible physicians who currently work in Ontario's rural communities.
This week, the Government of Ontario announced its intention to reduce tuition by 10 percent and reform the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). These decisions have many implications for medical students across the province.
First, OMSA welcomes the government’s intent to address the rise in post-secondary tuition. Advocating for reduced tuition has been a priority for OMSA over the past few years, and we appreciate the government’s efforts to reduce tuition costs.
Meet Anish Naidu (University of Western Ontario), our Student of the Season for Summer 2018!
Meet Dalia Karol (University of Ottawa), our Student of the Season for Spring 2018!
OMSA regrets the Ontario Provincial government's intent to repeal the updated 2015 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum and revert to the curriculum developed in 1998. The current curriculum is rooted in the promotion of respect and diversity, it teaches about differences in sexuality and gender identity, the importance of healthy and consensual relationships, and strategies to safely use social media. To return to the outdated curriculum does a great disservice to the students of Ontario.
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.
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 has prepared a health-centered guide to the 2018 Ontario Election for medical students. We are excited that all parties have committed to pharmacare in Ontario. Their proposals discuss expanding coverage to rare diseases, seniors, or people of all ages. They also present plans for improving access to long-term care. Click here to learn more about key healthcare issues in the province and get an