The Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) is the organization that represents the interests of undergraduate medical students at the Max Rady College of Medicine. Membership in the MMSA is granted to all students registered in undergraduate medicine at the University of Manitoba.
The MMSA Executive Council is concerned with all aspects of the medical student experience. We work to promote excellence and wellness within the student body by funding student initiatives, supporting a sense of medical student community, and acting as liaisons for students to the University, local and national medical societies, and the community at large.
The Max Rady College of Medicine
Manitoba is a great place to pursue your medical education! With numerous award-winning instructors, brand new pre-clerkship and clerkship curricula, and among the highest match and MCCQE success rates over the last few years, we’re certainly worth a look! Manitoba medical students have the opportunity to train at two large tertiary hospitals as well as several community hospitals and rural placements – our catchment area even include patients from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. At the heart of Canada, Winnipeg has lots to see and do including the Forks, the Canadian Human Rights Museum, and a multitude of new restaurants. Come see for yourself (rumours of our winters are over-blown). Please let us know if you have any questions at all about the Max Rady College of Medicine.
In May 2017, the MMSA Executive Council held our annual retreat in order to discuss priorities for the 2017-2018 year, of which 10 central ones were identified:
- Student wellness
- Student mentorship and career counseling
- Improving communications, student engagement and relevance of the MMSA to the Max Rady College of Medicine
- Local advocacy to increase environmental responsibility and social accountability
- National, provincial, and local advocacy
- Professionalism within medicine and between Colleges
- Promotion of Indigenous Health and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to action as related to Medicine
- Improvement of academic assessment feedback
- Financial responsibility
- Increased collaboration within the MMSA