This is the second post of a special three-part OMSA wellness series, featuring guest writer Dr. Sarah Luckett Gatopoulos, a PGY1 in Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. At the third annual OMSA Wellness Retreat this past March, she facilitated a fantastic workshop entitled ‘The Portable Workout’.
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This is the first post of a special three-part OMSA wellness series. Medical school definitely has its highs and lows... but your peers & colleagues have your back! In this blog post, we highlight the multitude of medical student-driven wellness initiatives across Ontario. The following initiatives were also previously presented during the Student Initiatives Panel during the OMSA Wellness Retreat on Mar 29, 2015.
It is OMSA's utmost pleasure to share Mr. Henry Zhang, a fourth year medical student at the University of Ottawa to be April's OMSA Medical Student. After having worked with him on numerous occasions in clinical and non-clinical settings, his peers say that his leadership, interpersonal skills and compassion have touched many lives and have been an inspiration to many colleagues.
Thank you once again for all your submissions of amazing peer stories. We are proud to feature the story of second year NOSM student Meagan Roy.
Spring is coming soon and we have some good news for you: the OMSA Wellness Retreat is less than a month away! This is a unique opportunity to relax, meet your peers from other Ontario medical schools and learn valuable tips and strategies for self-care as a future physician.
Out of a number of great nominations, Justin Lam, a 2nd year UofT medical student, has been selected as the OMSA Medical Student of February 2015.
Dr. Shannon Arntfield is an obstetrician/gynecologist and assistant professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario. She is the founder and director of the Narrative Medicine Initiative at Western.
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).
Beverley Preater is a 4th year student from the University of Ottawa, who has certainly made an impact, both locally and afar, but her strongest impact is on the relationships she nurtures along the way.
Kevin, a 3rd year medical student at Schulich, has always been a kind, caring and compassionate person. He is also a creative, driven and curious student who is constantly seeking to understand the world around him.