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Governance Structure

The CFMS is led by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Past-President, six Vice Presidents responsible for different portfolios, and six Regional Representatives, each with a one-year term. All executive members are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September with the exception of the President who is elected at the Spring General Meeting (SGM) and serves as President-Elect until the AGM. The Executive is supported by a General Manager in Ottawa who manages the office and carries out much of the day-to-day operation of the organization. Each year the Executive also appoints various medical student Officers who carry out specific roles commissioned by the membership, such as our annual blood drive, publications, and wellness initiatives.

The medical student societies are each represented by two CFMS Reps who attend the AGM and SGM and maintain contact with each other and the executive throughout the year. Decisions are carried out by vote with each institutional member receiving two votes and each executive member receiving one. Medical student societies commonly send more than two representatives to participate in CFMS meetings and activities.