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Call for Applications - IFMSA General Assembly in Mexico

Represent Canada at the IFMSA General Assembly in Puebla, Mexico (Aug 1-7, 2016)!

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) connects and engages with a network of 1.3 million medical students from 124 national members organizations in 116 countries around the globe.

The IFMSA General Assemblies are among the biggest youth-led events around the world attended by over 800 medical students from more than 100 countries. These meetings hope to inspire the next generation of future physicians to become leaders and advocates through exchange of ideas, networking and learning from the various programming sessions.

If you are interested in attending as a delegate from Canada, please consider submitting an application package to me, VP Global Health at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please see the complete application instructions attached (see below).

Applications are due by May 11th, 2016 at 23:59 EST.

Partial funding to attend the meeting is available. In your application, please include details about potential sources (eg. school, student council, external organization etc.) of additional funding available to you.

Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have.

Best,


Golden Gao
Vice-President Global Health
Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Call for Applications - CFMS National Exchange Officer (NEO)

Apply to be one of the CFMS National Exchange Officers (NEO)!

As the NEO (Outgoing Exchanges), you will have the chance to provide opportunities for Canadian medical students to participate in clinical and research placements abroad via the IFMSA-CFMS International Exchange Program. The position has a 2-year term starting June 2016, during which you will be able to attend multiple IFMSA General Assemblies around the world to negotiate exchange contracts from our partner National Member Organizations. You will also work closley with the NEO (Incoming Exchanges), VP Global Health, and other Global Health National Officers to support and improve the activities of the CFMS Global Health Program.

You can find more information regarding the IFMSA exchanges here.

To apply, please carefully review and follow the instructions in the attached documents (see below).

Application deadline: May 11th, 2016 at 23:59 EST.

2016 National Summer Institute in Refugee Health

Reception House – 204 Boteler Street, Ottawa, Ontario
May 31st – June 5th, 2016
Application Deadline: Monday, April 4th 2016 at 11:59pm

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants and the University of Ottawa are proud to host the 2016 National Summer Institute in Refugee Health, presented by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Technology Assessment and Health Equity and the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health. This exciting one-week leadership program is designed for medical students and international medical graduates seeking valuable experience in cross cultural communication skills, PTSD and medical expertise, and leading community service learning programs. For more information, please see the attachment.

CMA - Medical Student Internship Opportunity

Once again this year, the CMA will be offering a first or second year CFMS student member the chance to complete an internship at their head office in Ottawa.

Students who participate in this summer intern program will acquire an understanding of the breadth of current issues facing the medical profession as well as hands-on experience in program and policy development.
 Be mentored by physicians and others on staff at CMA
 Gain exposure to elected physician leaders
 Become familiar with the key current issues facing the profession
 Be assigned a major project, aligned with the CMA’s strategic priorities, for completion during the internship which could include such activities as:
o conducting literature reviews on professional issues and summarizing key 
o writing summaries, articles, letters intended for internal and external audiences
o developing issues and options paper for policy consideration
o participate in and present at internal and external meetings
o make formal presentations at the end of the term outlining a summary of their internship experience

 Contribute to CMA Ethics’ work in two key areas: 1) all activities in end-of-life care and assisted dying and 2) policy development and review of CMA’s privacy-related policies findings

For more information, please see the attached document.

CFMS SGM 2016: Registration is NOW OPEN!

Join us in Montreal QC for the CFMS Spring General Meeting, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, April 15-16, 2016! 

The Spring General Meeting is an opportunity for Canadian medical students to get together and discuss important medical education, advocacy, global health, wellness issues, and more. Join the conversation, get involved, we want to hear from you!

Registration for SGM 2015 is now open. All details can be found here. Deadline to register is March 31st, 2016. Please direct any registration inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

REGISTRATION FEES: Registration fee is $135 per delegate, payable by cash or cheque to CFMS or in person at SGM 2016. This DOES NOT include hotel accommodations. Students must arrange for their own hotels (excluding CFMS-funded delegates).

NOTE: all SGM 2016 attendees MUST also register for CCME and will be required to pay a $50 student fee.

CFMS SGM 2016: Call for Nominations - CFMS President-Elect (DEADLINE April 15t

Nominations are now open for the position of President-Elect of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS).

Interested individuals must forward their names and full contact information by email to Dr. Bryce Durafourt, CFMS Past President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00 pm EST on Friday April 15th, 2016.

Nominations will close strictly at this time. Any CFMS member student may run. While previous experience with the workings of the CFMS is strongly encouraged, it is not required.

For more information, please click here

CFMS SGM 2016: Call for Resolutions (DEADLINE March 25th, 2016)

Medical societies, meeting delegates and member medical students are invited to put forward resolutions for discussion and debate at the CFMS Spring General Meeting during the Members Resolutions Session (tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 16th, 2016). Resolutions should reflect an understanding of ongoing and past work, and resolutions must pertain to new work of the Federation. Members are encouraged to review resolutions submitted at the previous meeting, available on the CFMS website under the AGM 2015 meeting documents section.

Resolutions must be received by Emily Hodgson, CFMS SGM Chair, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 19:00 EST to be pre-circulated to SGM delegates.  For assessment of resolutions with associated costs greater than $1000, submit by Friday April 1st, 2016 19:00 EST.  To be considered at SGM, submit by Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 17:00 EST.

For full details, please see the attached document.

Kirkham & Jack

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