Wellness Resources

Mental Health Resources

See below for our resource infographic or refer here for our archived blog.

The OMSA Mental Health Working Group has put together a document containing Mental Health Resources for all medical students, which we've attached here.

Please feel free to share widely!

Peer Connections

  1. OMSA Wellness FB Page: A place for Ontario medical students to connect and attend interactive events regarding mental health and well-being in medicine.  
  2. Safe Spaces CFMS: Community of peer support discussions with the CMA for medical students across Canada to discuss issues related to medical student health and wellness. 
  3. Perspectives in Medicine: Medical students and professionals can  share their experiences through stories, poems, or other forms of expression with the community, whether they are stories of triumphs, failures, hardships, or whether they spark inspiration, reflection, a laugh, or a cry. These stories help build community, fight stigma against mental illness, and remind each other that it's okay not to be okay.We are excited to hear your stories.
  4. Wellness Retreat: The Wellness Retreat is a perfect weekend for medical students looking for the chance to relax and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. This annual three-day event provides a unique opportunity to focus on your own health and wellbeing.

Wellness Infographics

Please check out some infographics on wellness strategies to integrate into your daily life below.


Faculty Connections

  1. Student Mistreatment

McMaster University
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Queen's University
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
Western University

  1. Student Affairs Office

McMaster University
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Queen's University
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
Western University

  1. Link to the OMSA Mentorship Program page

Clerkship Supports

Clerkship Resources: Access resources for our students entering clerkship, including how to navigate the electives portal and an introduction to CaRMS.

Clerkship Kits: Each year, first year clerks receive a small gift to celebrate their transition into the clinical learning environment. These kits have been sponsored by OMSA, OMA, and OMA insurance. Most recently, kits included: fanny packs, cutlery kits, PPE Portraits, and pronoun pins or personalized school pins.

Wellness Advocacy

Mistreatment Support within Clinical Learning Environments

Inadequate Mental Health Supports In Rural And Northern Ontario Communities

Improving Personal Financial Literacy of Ontario Medical Students

Improving Inclusion and Healthcare for LGBTQ2+ Students

Increasing Transparency in Ontario Medical School Admissions

Rising Medical Student Tuition in Ontario

Support of Medical Student Parents in Undergraduate Medical Education

Addressing Barriers to Mental Health Among Medical Students

Socioeconomic Status as a Determinant for Medical School Admissions

Medical Student Wellness

CFMS Wellness Curriculum Framework