MMSA 2018-2019 Council Elections Results!

Hi all, Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the MMSA Council Elected for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Our official handover will happen mid-late April but over the next month, we will start transitioning responsibility. Senior Stick: Christopher Briggs – Vice Stick Internal: Jaymie Walker – Vice Stick External: Achieng Tago (previously elected) CFMS Rep Jr: Fatemeh Bakhtiari Senior […]

MMSA Teaching Awards and Student Awards

MANITOBA MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION TEACHING AWARDS 2017/2018 Med 1 Awards Med 1 Award for Inspiration: Dr. George Zhanel Med 1 Award for Innovation: Dr. Clarence Khoo Med 1 Award for Mentorship: Dr. Ian Whetter Best Med 1 Teaching in Small Group: Dr. Sabine Hombach-Klonisch Best Med 1 Course: Musculoskeletal 1 (Dr. Jason Peeler) Med 2 Awards Med 2 […]

CFMS National Day of Action on Indigenous Mental Health

What an incredible experience it was spending the weekend of February 10th – 12th with some of the most outstanding medical student leaders from across Canada for the Canadian Federation of Medical Student’s (CFMS) National Day of Action on Indigenous Mental Wellness. Having had the opportunity to participate in the research and Indigenous community consultation process […]

CFMS National Day of Action

        During the CFMS National Day of Action weekend, I had the honour and privilege to learn about Indigenous Mental Wellness and the opportunity to speak to the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Senator Marilou McPhedran and MP Terry Duguid about some of the issues that indigenous communities face regarding mental wellness. I also had […]

Humans of CaRMS – Family Medicine 5

  Family Med in Winnipeg N/A BSc med Not to rank back up programs that I wasn’t 100% considering Stress can be intense, even if you’re just applying to a non-competitive program. N/A Talking to attendings about their ideas on how to get the job you want. Even if it’s not in their area — […]

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 […]

Humans of CaRMS – Family Medicine 4

  Dauphin/Parkland Family Medicine in Manitoba Absolutely. I chose not only electives, but also early exposures, in the Rural Manitoba Family Medicine programs that I was most interested in. I believe that being exposed to these programs prior to CaRMS was beneficial since I had a stronger understanding of which ones were a good fit […]

Humans of CaRMS – Internal Medicine 2

  Internal medicine UBC Yes. Letters from internal programs made a difference. Doing an elective at a university helped me get an interview there. Exposures Put a lot of work into your application. Start early. Practice for interviews a lot and be yourself. Meet and talk to as many people as possible. I would be […]