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OMSA and CFMS Joint Message: Reduction of CMG PGY-1 Positions in Ontario

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: OMSA Admin

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.

A Chat With Our Co-Chairs

  • Posted on: 29 October 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

You may know that as a Ontario medical student you are already a member of OMSA. However, did you know that OMSA is organized by fellow Ontario medical students as well? ...Yeah, maybe you do, it's on our website after all. But how much do you really know about the OMSA Exec, particularly the two Co-Chairs?

CMA Student Ambassador Program

  • Posted on: 25 June 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

We have an exciting opportunity for you that you won’t want to miss. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is launching its inaugural Medical Student Ambassador Program and will be inviting 10 Ontario Medical students to take part, which happen during the CMA’s annual General Council (GC) meeting in Ottawa from Sunday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 20. 

Winner of the Meme Contest

  • Posted on: 14 February 2014
  • By: OMSA Admin

We had our first ever Ontario's Funniest Med School Meme contest this past February. A lot of you were excited to take part and sent us some amazing memes and pics along the way. And... the Winner of the first OMSA Meme Contest is McMaster Med! All thanks to the beauty of this post by 2nd year student Perry Guo!

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

The Iskren Kantchev & Shane Daniell Scholarship for Pre-Clerkship Students

  • Posted on: 20 September 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

In September of 2010, a short five weeks after beginning their time at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Iskren Kantchev, 23, and Shane Daniell, 24, tragically passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Although they had only known their classmates for a short time, they had both become integral members of their year and have been missed greatly. Iskren was known for always helping others when he had the opportunity to and as an incredibly kind-hearted young man. Shane had been known

The Nishant Fozdar Scholarship for Clerkship Students

  • Posted on: 20 September 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

Nishant Fozdar was a third year medical student at the University of Toronto. Those that knew him, describe him as a hardworking individual who genuinely loved learning medicine and had a passion for research. Giving back to his community was always a priority for Nishant. Whether through being a TA, MCAT tutor, or even informally as a big brother, he would often dedicate his time to mentoring younger students and help them achieve their goals. This compassion and drive to better his community shone