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Reflecting on CFMS Lobby Day 2014

  • Posted on: 20 February 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

Earlier this month, medical students from across Canada gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in the Canadian Federation of Medical Students' Lobby Day.  As they do every year, many Ontario students travelled to Ottawa to spend the weekend discussing health care policy, learning from talented peer speakers as well as leading physician advocates. On Monday, they took to the Hill to engage Canada's leaders in a discussion of health human resources and accessible housing for all Canadians.

OMSA Lobby Day 2013 Ask Mentioned by Minister of Health

  • Posted on: 5 November 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA was mentioned on Oct 29, 2013 by the Hon. Deb Matthews in the Review of 2013-2014 Estimates for the MOHLTC. She and her Deputy Minister cited the concerns of Ontario medical students regarding specialty job shortages and they referenced the Health Force Ontario (HFO) projections of 2010 (available here) as evidence that the Ontario government is eager to facilitate a

OMSA Passes Four Motions at OMA General Council Meeting 2011

  • Posted on: 17 November 2011
  • By: OMSA Admin

OMSA successfully passed FOUR motions at the most recent OMA General Council meeting held in Toronto, Ontario during the weekend of November 12, 2011! The General Council represents one of the avenues through which OMSA advocates on behalf of Ontario medical students. We would like to thank everyone who submitted responses to the Negotiations Survey sent out a few weeks ago - your answers were very helpful in clarifying the proposed motions.

The motions passed by the General Council were as follows: