Endorsed Policy & Position Papers

The Ontario Medical Students Association's OPAC (Ontario Political Advocacy Committee) serves as a working group for the direction of our Advocacy and Lobby Day efforts guided by the policy and position papers endorsed by OMSA. These policy and position papers are designed to educate and to help direct our policy towards future lobbying efforts.

Although the OPAC 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 OPAC and/or the Education Committee to develop new papers. For more information on creating and submitting new policy or position papers, please click here.


Endorsed In Paper Typesort descending Title
May 2017 Policy Paper Improving Mental Health Services for Ontario's Children and Youth
May 2017 Policy Paper Support of Medical Student Parents in Undergraduate Medical Education
Apr 2017 Policy Paper Optimizing Patient Care Through Physician HR Planning
May 2017 Policy Paper Addressing Barriers to Mental Health Among Medical Students
May 2020 Position Paper Implementing a Competency-Based Medical Education Curriculum for the Ontario Undergraduate Medical Education Programs
Jan 2016 Position Paper Targeting Homelessness in Ontario through Housing
Feb 2019 Position Paper Preparing Medical Students for the Impact of Artificial Intelligence
May 2021 Position Paper Health Care Reform in Canadian Corrections Facilities
Jun 2020 Position Paper Addressing Inequities Through the LGBTQ2+ Medical Curriculum
Mar 2016 Position Paper Socioeconomic Status as a Determinant for Medical School Admissions
Apr 2019 Position Paper Addressing Hospital Gridlock Through Seniors' Care
May 2021 Position Paper Inadequate Mental Health Supports In Rural And Northern Ontario Communities
Jun 2020 Position Paper Improving Inclusion and Healthcare for LGBTQ2+ Students
Mar 2017 Position Paper Improving Long-term Care Access for Seniors
Mar 2015 Position Paper Wait Times for Psychiatric Services
Apr 2019 Position Paper Comprehensive Sexual Health and Human Development Education
May 2021 Position Paper It’s time to get real about cancer prevention: Extending OHIP coverage for HPV vaccination
May 2018 Position Paper Rising Medical Student Tuition in Ontario
Sep 2020 Position Paper Integration of Point of Care Ultrasound Into Formal Curricula Across Ontario Medical Schools
Mar 2017 Position Paper Improving Service Learning Curricula in Medical Education