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
Dec 2022 Position Paper Ontario's Long Term Care Crisis
Sep 2022 Position Paper Combatting Sexual Assault: Addressing Gaps in Medical School Curricula
Sep 2022 Position Paper Reducing barriers in Canadian medical school admissions for students with disabilities
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 Mistreatment Support within Clinical Learning Environments
May 2021 Position Paper Access to Timely and Appropriate Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ontario
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
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
Jun 2020 Position Paper Addressing Inequities Through the LGBTQ2+ Medical Curriculum
Jun 2020 Position Paper Improving Inclusion and Healthcare for LGBTQ2+ Students
May 2020 Position Paper Implementing a Competency-Based Medical Education Curriculum for the Ontario Undergraduate Medical Education Programs
Mar 2020 Position Paper Reducing Social Isolation to Improve Health Outcomes in the Elderly
Nov 2019 Position Paper Increasing Transparency in Ontario Medical School Admissions
Apr 2019 Position Paper Addressing Hospital Gridlock Through Seniors' Care