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 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 2017 Policy Paper Improving Mental Health Services for Ontario's Children and Youth
May 2021 Position Paper Inadequate Mental Health Supports In Rural And Northern Ontario Communities
Mar 2017 Position Paper Improving Long-term Care Access for Seniors
Jun 2020 Position Paper Improving Inclusion and Healthcare for LGBTQ2+ Students
Apr 2019 Position Paper Comprehensive Sexual Health and Human Development Education
May 2022 Position Paper OMSA Position on Climate Change and Planetary Health
Mar 2015 Position Paper Wait Times for Psychiatric Services
May 2018 Position Paper Rising Medical Student Tuition in Ontario
May 2021 Position Paper It’s time to get real about cancer prevention: Extending OHIP coverage for HPV vaccination
Mar 2017 Position Paper Improving Service Learning Curricula in Medical Education
Sep 2020 Position Paper Integration of Point of Care Ultrasound Into Formal Curricula Across Ontario Medical Schools
Nov 2019 Position Paper Increasing Transparency in Ontario Medical School Admissions
Apr 2015 Position Paper Medical Student Wellness
May 2018 Position Paper The Northern Ontario Rural Medicine (NORM) Committee
May 2021 Position Paper Mistreatment Support within Clinical Learning Environments
Dec 2020 Position Paper Improving Personal Financial Literacy of Ontario Medical Students
Mar 2020 Position Paper Reducing Social Isolation to Improve Health Outcomes in the Elderly