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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]