As medical student representative organizations, both the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) would like to update our members on the anticipated reductions in the number of Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) PGY-1 residency positions for the the 2017 R1 Main Residency Match.
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André Picard, health columnist with The Globe & Mail, poses for a photo with three undergraduate medical students at the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) National Conference on March 30th, 2016. Bushra Kahn (McMaster), Gurmeet Sohi (University of Manitoba), and Meagan Roy (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) have been actively involved with Choosing Wisely Canada since November 2015.
As Ontario’s future doctors, we believe that improving long-term care (LTC) access for seniors should be a priority in the context of an aging Canadian population. Today, 60 Ontario medical students from the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA), an organization that represents over 3500 medical students in Ontario, have travelled to Queens Park to advocate for increased seniors access to LTC. As the Ontario government seeks to reopen health care legislation this spring, we have identified three key
The Ontario Medical Students’ Association (OMSA) applauds the Ontario provincial government’s efforts to make education accessible to all Ontario residents. The tuition structure of postsecondary education, and especially professional programs like medical school, have too long favoured students from high income earning families. While many additional financial barriers exist to entering medical school, high tuition costs can deter individuals from low income earning families from even
This year, the OMSA Ontario Political Advocacy Committee (OPAC) has created the OPAC Representation Update to help highlight the incredible work that has been ocurring in the portfolio over the past 5 years.
Within this document, you will find information on:
As medical student representative organizations, both the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) believe it is important to inform our members of an impending reduction in the number of residency positions that will be available in the province of Ontario for the 2016 and 2017 R1 Main Residency Matches. This reduction will impact the 2016 and 2017 graduating classes.
Obesity scares me. My experiences and education have taught me that it is a frightening reality. Thus, I am pleased to now be advocating to change this scenario with OMSA Political Advocacy Committee (OPAC).
The past weekend was a busy one. Not only did the CFMS hold their National Lobby Day in Ottawa to raise discussion towards a national Pharmacare plan, but the OMA was also hosting their annual General Council meeting in Toronto during the same weekend.