OMSA is pleased to provide medical students with 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 $22/year (from January to December). This registration fee automatically includes membership to the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and allows you to receive all the benefits of that membership as well. Benefits of membership include access to all discounted rates offered through the OMA Student Membership Benfits. You can join by filling out the Member Application!
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.
- Get free e-textbooks and use their popular "Ask a Librarian" service.
- Receive financial planning advice geared specifically to students, from debt to investments.
- 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.
By becoming a member of the Ontario Medical Association for only $22.00/year (see above), 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 a medical student, you are eligible to join the CFMS – just retrieve the password from your local VP external! The CFMS has a plethora of helpful resources to the medical student in need. Their website provides an interview database to help fourth year students with their CaRMS tour, an elective database, and an accommodation database. You can join by filling out the Member Application!
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.