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 […]

Humans of CaRMS – Anatomical Pathology

  Toronto Anatomical Pathology Yes – my electives were heavily geared towards my top match choices Research in Toronto in Med 1, Med II research project in Med 2. 1) From Dr Horton: regard your elective time as precious investments to place in your future, esp. for competitive programs. I dual applied to pathology and […]

Congratulations Alyssa Archibald (Class of 2019) – Recipient of CMHF Award

The MMSA would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to Alyssa Archibald, Recipient of the 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Students. Born and raised in the small town of Killarney, Manitoba, Alyssa has devoted herself to advocacy and improving the experiences of others. Serving as an Academic Representative, she worked closely with faculty […]

ROS Letters to MLAs

Please find the attached letter written by the MMSA to Mr. Rob Altemeyer, MLA of Wolseley, regarding the Return of Service program for future rural family doctors. This is an example of the letters sent to every MLA in Manitoba. ROS Sample Letter

CFMS Jr. Election Speeches

Please find the CFMS Jr. Election videos below.     Note that in Jesse’s speech a recording error required us to put together a couple files, but the contents of the speech was not changed.

Humans of CaRMS – Ophthalmology

  Ophthalmology, Winnipeg Yes. Programs are more likely to interview applicants that do electives with them. By no means the rule, but often the case. Family medicine exposure (1 mo.) after Med I, Thoracic Surgery exposure (2 weeks) after med 2. Had prior research experience before entering medicine so less pressure to publish while in […]

MMSA DocsMB Med 1 Workshop

Med 1 Workshops This past Saturday, October 14th, the Med 1 Workshop took place. This initiative came from the minds of a group of students from the 2017 graduating class who came together and thought of what they wish they had been told during pre-clerkship. Highlights: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Aaron Chiu · This presentation […]

2017 CFMS Annual General Meeting

Who was there? • Travel award winners • Medical society presidents • Global Health Liaisons • VP Externals and CFMS Jr. Representatives • National Officers • Executive Members of the CFMS Council What did we discuss? 1. Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates – Panelists included Dr. Genevieve Moineau (AFMC), Dr. Ian Bowmer (MCC), and John Gallinger […]

Canadian Medical Association General Council Highlights!

From August 20-23, we had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) 150th Annual Meeting and General Council (GC), as part of a program designed to get more students, residents and early-career physicians involved: the CMA Ambassador Program with the support of Doctors Manitoba. In case you didn’t know, GC occurs every year […]