Endorsed Policy & Position Papers

The Ontario Medical Students Association's Advocacy and Education portfolios solicit and support policy and position papers to educate and help direct our future lobbying efforts.

Although the Advocacy and the Education Committee take the lead in the creation of most of these papers, any Ontario Medical Student is welcome to contribute new papers to OMSA for approval, or propose ideas and work alongside the Advocacy and/or the Education portfolio to develop new papers. For more information on creating and submitting new policy or position papers, please click here.


Endorsed Insort ascending Paper Type Title
Feb 2024 Position Paper Addressing Barriers to Abortion Care After 12 Weeks Gestation Through Medical Education
Dec 2023 Position Paper Implementation of Experiential and Equity-Focused Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Training into Undergraduate Medical Education: A Call To Action
Oct 2023 Position Paper Face, the Issue: Should OHIP Cover Facial Gender-Affirming Surgery?
May 2023 Position Paper Tackling the Increasing Public Health Impact of Firearms: A Call to Action
May 2023 Position Paper Reducing suicide risk in medical students and residents
May 2023 Position Paper A Patient-Focused Transition to Biosimilars in Ontario
Dec 2022 Position Paper Ontario's Long Term Care Crisis
Sep 2022 Position Paper Reducing barriers in Canadian medical school admissions for students with disabilities
Sep 2022 Position Paper Combatting Sexual Assault: Addressing Gaps in Medical School Curricula
May 2022 Position Paper Addressing HIV and HCV in Populations Experiencing Homelessness
May 2022 Position Paper Pharmacare Now!: A Prescription for Equity
May 2022 Position Paper The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children and youth
May 2022 Position Paper OMSA Position on Climate Change and Planetary Health
May 2021 Position Paper Health Care Reform in Canadian Corrections Facilities
May 2021 Position Paper Inadequate Mental Health Supports In Rural And Northern Ontario Communities
May 2021 Position Paper It’s time to get real about cancer prevention: Extending OHIP coverage for HPV vaccination
May 2021 Position Paper Mistreatment Support within Clinical Learning Environments
May 2021 Position Paper Access to Timely and Appropriate Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ontario
Dec 2020 Position Paper Improving Personal Financial Literacy of Ontario Medical Students
Sep 2020 Position Paper Integration of Point of Care Ultrasound Into Formal Curricula Across Ontario Medical Schools