CFMS Communique – October 15, 2016

Canadian Federation of Medical Students

In This Communiqué…

1) Congratulations to the 2016 CMHF Award Recipients!
2) Get involved with the CFMS! – Fall Call for Nominations
 (Deadline: October 22, 2016)
3) Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership – Call for Applicants (Deadline: December 15, 2016)
4) North American Refugee Health Conference – Call for Abstracts (Deadline: January 16, 2017)
5) McMaster University Medical Journal – Call for Submissions
 (Deadline: January 31, 2017)
We will be posting these calls on the bulletin board as well for future reference!

Congratulations to the 2016 CMHF Award Recipients!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award Recipients!

Read their bios here

DANIEL RAFF, University of British Columbia
JULIANNA DEUTSCHER, University of Alberta
MARGUERITE HEYNS, University of Calgary
DYLAN GINTER, University of Saskatchewan
DOROTHY YU, University of Manitoba
ANGELA CESCON, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
AMANDA SAUVÉ, Western University
PETRA HROCH, McMaster University
SARAH SILVERBERG, University of Toronto
ADAM MOSA, Queen’s University
HEATHER MCDONALD, University of Ottawa
DOULIA HAMAD, McGill University
XIYA MA, Université de Montréal
SARAH HÉBERT-SEROPIAN, Université de Sherbrooke
JADE CHÉNARD-ROY, Université Laval
ALLAN KEMBER, Dalhousie University
ANTHONY MAHER, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Learn more about the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Get involved with the CFMS! – Fall Call for Nominations

As the representative voice of Canadian medical students, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) represents you and your colleagues to many national medical organizations including the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and others.

Each fall and winter, the CFMS selects a new group of talented individuals to help represent medical students to these organizations and offers a chance to general CFMS members to be involved in shaping the future of medicine in Canada. Volunteering for these positions allows students to learn more about medical education, health promotion and more, all while acting as the voice of Canadian medical students.

The positions currently available for the 2016-2017 academic year include:

  • CFMS Rep on Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Student Humanities Blog (Francophone position available)
  • CFMS Annual Review Editor
  • CFMS Liaison to Choosing Wisely Canada
  • CFMS Representative to the National Electives and Interviews Databases
  • CFMS Student Affairs Program Developer
  • CFMS VP Information Technology (Jr)
  • CFMS Committees:
    • Finance Committee
    • Social Media and Engagement Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Committee on Health Policy
    • Health and Environment Adaptive Response Task Force (HEART)
  • National Officer Positions:
    • National Officer of Indigenous Health (NOIH)
    • National Officer of Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH)
    • National Officer of Global Health Education (NOGHE)
    • National Officer of Human Rights and Peace (NORP)
    • National Officer of Partnerships (NOP)
    • National Officer of Research (NOR)
    • National Officer of Health Policy (NOHP)
    • National Wellness Officer

Deadline for all applications has been extended to October 29, 11:59 PM EST!
A description of each of these roles can be found here.

The application form for the CFMS Education Committee can be found at:

The application form for all other positions can be found at:

Questions about the selections process can be sent to the Nominations Committee Chairs, Fatemeh Ramazani ( and Yousif Atwan (

Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership – Call for Applicants

The application process for the 2017 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL) is now open.

Interested students and residents enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program and residing in Canada as Canadian citizens or landed immigrants are eligible to apply using the online submission form on the CaRMS website. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2016 at 17:00 ET.

The SBSAL was established in 2013 by the CaRMS Board of Directors in recognition of the 29 years of leadership Sandra Banner provided to CaRMS. The purpose of the SBSAL is to encourage the development of future leaders in medicine through public recognition and financial support of leadership activities. It is awarded annually to one undergraduate medical student and one postgraduate medical trainee demonstrating an interest in and an aptitude for leadership. Learn more about the award by visiting

This year’s award will be presented at the annual CaRMS Forum during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Winnipeg in spring 2017.

Please note that individuals who serve or have served on the CaRMS Board of Directors or any of its Committees are not eligible to apply for this award. In addition, members of the Awards Committee are not eligible to make nominations or provide letters in support of award submissions.

If you have any questions about the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership, please contact

North American Refugee Health Conference – Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for posters, presentations, and workshops at the North American Refugee Health Conference, being held 16-18 June 2017 in Toronto, ON.  This is the premier conference for health care workers in contact with refugee populations. Topics will include Advocacy, Chronic Disease, Global Refugee Health and Migration Settlement, Infectious Disease, LGTBQ Health, Mental Health and PTSD, Nutrition, Paediatric Health, Refugee Education Development, Refugee Screening, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Vaccination and Women’s Health.

Please see for details and submission instructions. Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 16, 2017.

McMaster University Medical Journal – Call for Submissions

The McMaster University Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal that accepts clinical and basic science research articles. We are also accepting illustrations and photographs for the journal’s cover. All medical students are encouraged to submit their work to this year’s edition!

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017, and guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact us directly at


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