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OMSA Executive Endorses YES Vote for Physician Services Agreement 2016

  • Posted on: 28 July 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

As the representative voice of Ontario’s 3,500 medical students, the Executive of the Ontario Medical Students Association has voted to endorse the 2016 tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA) between the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

OMSA and CFMS Statement Regarding Residency Reduction Update

  • Posted on: 19 June 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

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.

Snapshot of Choosing Wisely Canada National Conference

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

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.

Three Nights in Emergency

  • Posted on: 1 May 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

As a second year medical student I am still unsure of the field of medicine that interests me the most. Shadowing physicians is a great way to get a taste for different specialties, and that is just what I’ve been doing. Emergency medicine initially appealed to me because it seemed to be a very fast-paced, hands on specialty that deals with acute crises. However, as I spent some time in the emergency department of a local hospital, I found it to be rather different from what I expected. Three patients in

Finding Meaning in Medicine

  • Posted on: 27 April 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

From learning about the "tough, spidery and tender mothers" of the meninges, to the "gate-keeping properties" of the pylorus (pyle = gate; ourus = guardian), I have had great fun exploring medical etymologies this past year. Medicine is a veritable treasure trove of word origins; it is a discipline chock full of fascinating etymologies and hidden stories. Behind every pathology, process or treatment, it seems, there lies a tale of epic proportions just waiting to be told. Here is but one: 

Ontario Medical Students Lobby for Improved Long-Term Care for Ontario's Seniors

  • Posted on: 12 April 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

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

Salads in a Jar

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

What is more enticing than the idea of a nutritious, colourful, flavourful salad? A nutritious, colourful, flavourful salad in a jar! I recently came across this idea and it has certainly revolutionized my lunches (which I frequently consume on the go). Creating and enjoying healthy meals that provide me with the nutrients and energy I need is one aspect of my daily wellness routine. I hope this idea will also inspire you to be creative — there are heaps of different combinations to explore!

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