OMSA is pleased to provide medical students with information and access to membership discounts from several professional organizations! The following associations offer a number of programs and discounts for their members. Please note that membership is necessary to receive the advantages, however, for most membership is either free or offered at a discounted rate.
Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
If you are a medical student, you are able to join OMA for only $10/year (Jan-Dec). This registration fee allows you to receive all the benefits of the membership. Benefits of membership include access to many advantages, including travel & leisure discounts, auto discounts, and other member perks! You can join by filling out the Member Application! You will also be prompted to pay a $10 optional fee that will go directly to OMSA to support student events and initiatives!
Learn more about OMA Insurance and their student special offers here.
**Note: If you join now, your membership fee will cover the rest of 2020, and all of 2021!
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
The CMA is proud to represent you, the next generation of medical professionals! Get involved with the benefits of membership and the important work they do to improve health care for all Canadians. Some example of benefits available to members:
- Get free e-textbooks and use their popular "Ask a Librarian" service.
- Join the CMA Ambassador Program, available exclusively to students, residents and early-career physicians, to get involved in health policy, advocacy and leadership.
- Hone your CaRMS interview skills through their exclusive prep program.
If you attend a Canadian Medical School, you are eligible for free membership in the Canadian Medical Association. You can join by filling out the Member Application! Follow CMA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on key issues and events.
Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
If you are an Ontario medical student, you are automatically a member of the CFMS as a part of your medical school registration fees. To access special deals, resources, and register for events, just retrieve the authentication password from your local VP external and make an account here! The CFMS has a plethora of helpful resources to the medical student in need. Their website provides the Matchbook to help students understand and navigate the residency match, an interview database to help final year students with their CaRMS tour, and an electives database. If you have any questions about the CFMS or ways to get involved, contact your regional directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
If you are a medical student, you are able to join the CFPC and maintain your membership for free! To qualify for this membership category, you must be enrolled in a Canadian University faculty of medicine program leading to the MD degree. You can join by filling out the Member Application!
For more information, including how to take advantage of these deals, please use the links listed on this page or contact your local VP External.