Humans of CaRMS – Emergency Medicine 2

  Emergency Medicine – Manitoba Yes – I only interviewed to programs where I had done electives Med 1 summer – 6 weeks of rural Family Medicine – I was interested in Family Medicine at that time, and although I had a great experience, I was less convinced that I wanted to do chronic care […]

Pack-a-Sac Donation Drive!

Dear Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, I am excited to announce that the MMSA will be holding a competition between the classes (and against Pharmacy) with a “Pack a Sac” drive for the local organization Agape Table. The goal is to collect items such as warm clothing and toiletries to make backpacks to give to our community members who are without a home or in difficult circumstances this winter. Collection has started as […]

MMSA Teaching Awards Nominations – Now Open!

Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020,The MMSA Teaching Awards voting is now open. Voting is your chance to recognize the Teachers who have contributed most to your medical education last year in pre-clerkship (for the classes of 2019 & 2020) and in clerkship (class of 2018). The link to the survey is below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VR5SJ8H The MMSA […]

Humans of CaRMS – Psychiatry 2

  U of M Psychiatry I think so. It seems that certain programs require you to do an elective in order to get an interview. Also, too many electives in one place or region could signal to programs in other areas that they are not a top choice for you. 4 weeks of early exposures […]

Humans of CaRMS – Family Medicine 3

  North Bay- NOSM- Family Yes- did a month in North Bay, wouldn’t of got it without that. Exchange in portugal (fun but medically worthless), Trained and raced Make your letters sparkle, and get the best possible letters for LORs (best written) Literally no one on the other end really knows what’s going on. They’re […]

MMSA Award Deadline Approaching – Dec 5!

Hello Medical Students, IMPORTANT REMINDER THE ANNUAL MMSA AWARDS Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 On behalf of the MMSA, Awards UGME would like to remind all of you to apply for one or more of the following Annual MMSA Awards:  1.     MMSA Citizenship Award: �         Presented to a student who has shown a remarkable contribution to the social and […]

Toy Drive for Niji Mahkwa School!

The Indigenous Health Promotion Group is hosting a toy drive supporting the Niji Mahkwa school. They are accepting monetary and toy donations in person (details to be announced). The deadline for donations is December 13. The toys will be wrapped by the school and handed out by Santa to each and every child that attends the […]

Humans of CaRMS – Family Medicine 2

  Rural Family – Boundary Trails Yes, I chose electives that were mostly all things I could see myself doing in my future practice and one elective that took me out of my comfort zone in terms of working with a patient population I hadn’t before (homeless/ addiction shelters in Hamilton, ON). I knew I […]