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.
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A couple months into clerkship, I would like to share a few practical tips that I learnt from experience:
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?
The summer before medical school is a perfect time to relax – unless you're Erica McKenzie, Queen's Medicine class of 2018, whose whirlwind summer took her from Harvard to the Himalayas.
I woke up on Thursday September 18th to the most incredible mix of anticipation and disbelief. It was actually here. This was the day that an incredible team of Queen's students had relentlessly planned and worked towards for the better part of 2 years. It was the beginning of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Annual General Meeting 2014 - and we were the hosts! Later that night, as I left the first meeting of CFMS representatives, I saw a group of what I later learned were University of Toronto
Saurabh Gupta is quite the inspiration. We received multiple nominations for him from students in Windsor. As a fourth year student at Schulich School of Medicine at the Windsor campus, Saurabh has remained quite involved in both hospitals and the school throughout his clerkship year.
Although he doesn't like to talk about it much, Linden, a second year medical student at the University of Ottawa, is tirelessly committed to improving the society in which he operates; always questioning the status quo and looking for opportunities for change and growth.
This month's Ontario Medical Student highlight, Ryhana Dawood from Schulich's 2016 class, was brought to our attention as someone with immense level of involvement and compassion.
"In February of 2014, Facebook added 50+ self-identifying options for its English users, such as transgender, cisgender, gender fluid, intersex, and neither. Why acknowledge a person’s gender identity?"