The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) connects and engages with a network of 1.3 million medical students from 124 national members organizations in 116 countries around the globe.
The IFMSA General Assemblies are among the biggest youth-led events around the world attended by over 800 medical students from more than 100 countries. These meetings hope to inspire the next generation of future physicians to become leaders and advocates through exchange of ideas, networking and learning from the various programming sessions.
Applications are due by.
Partial funding to attend the meeting is available. In your application, please include details about potential sources (eg. school, student council, external organization etc.) of additional funding available to you.
Vice-President Global Health
Canadian Federation of Medical Students
The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ), who together represent all medical students in Canada, today released a list of 'Six Things Medical Students Should Question' as part ofChoosing Wisely Canada. The list identifies six targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations about what care is really necessary.
The CFMS/FMEQ list identifies the following six recommendations:
- Don't suggest ordering the most invasive test before considering other less invasive options.
- Don't suggest a test, treatment, or procedure that will not change the patient's clinical course.
- Don't hesitate to ask for clarification on tests, treatments, or procedures that you believe may be ordered inappropriately.
- Don't miss the opportunity to initiate conversations with patients about whether a test, treatment or procedure is necessary.
- Don't suggest ordering tests or performing procedures for the sole purpose of gaining personal clinical experience.
- Don't suggest ordering tests or treatments pre-emptively for the sole purpose of anticipating what your supervisor would want.
For more information, please click here
The CFMS-FMEQ National Health and Wellbeing Survey, will be opening on November 23, so keep your eyes open for further notification, and please consider participating.
The CFMS and FMEQ are collecting new information on the health and behaviors of medical students studying at institutions across Canada, for the purpose of developing and advocating for programs to improve our health.
To show our appreciation for your participation, all participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of 2 iPads. Furthermore, the school with the highest response rate per capita will be awarded a total of $1000 per medical class to be contributed to each class’ graduation fund.
In advance, thank you for your consideration of this very important project. On behalf of the CFMS and FMEQ and the medical students of Canada who will benefit from your participation in this survey, thank you.
Le Sondage national de santé et de bien-être de la FEMC-FMEQ sera lancé le 23 novembre, alors surveillez vos messages et songez à y participer.
La FEMC et la FMEQ amassent des données sur les habitudes de vie des étudiants dans chacune des facultés de médecine du pays, afin de développer et de mettre de l’avant des programmes pour améliorer la santé des étudiants en médecine.
Pour vous remercier de votre participation, chaque participant aura la chance de gagner l’un des deux iPads qui seront tirés au hasard à la fin de l’étude. De plus, la faculté de médecine avec le plus haut taux de participation recevra un chèque de 1000$ pour chaque promotion en médecine (un total de 3000$ ou 4000$, selon l’école) à encaisser pour leur fonds de bal de finissants.
Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre temps et attention à l’égard de cet important projet. Au nom de la CFMS, de la FMEQ et de l’ensemble des étudiants en médecine du Canada qui bénéficieront de votre participation à ce sondage, merci.
There are medical students working hard to promote health advocacy at all CFMS member schools across Canada! Click here to get to know your local GAAC reps.
CMAJ is seeking medical students to peer review and help edit the Student Humanities Blog (http://cmajblogs.com/category/student-humanities-blog/). Peer reviewers will receive support and training from the CMAJ Editor, Humanities and the CMAJ Student Humanities Blog Editor. These are volunteer positions presenting the opportunity to learn about the editing process.
The blog, which is run in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), was created to provide a venue for high quality student work concerning the medical humanities. Submissions sought have included poetry, essays, critiques, reviews (films, novels, theatre, etc.), interviews (profiles or conversations), reflective pieces, event reports, graphic medicine and visual art pertaining to the medical humanities. Since its launch, a diverse selection of quality student work has been published on the CMAJ blog.
CMAJ looks forward to continuing to foster conversation about the medical humanities this upcoming year and is seeking dedicated individuals to join the peer review team for the Student Humanities Blog.
The CFMS is now accepting applications from our member schools to host the 2016 Annual General Meeting!
Every year, one of the CFMS member schools hosts the CFMS AGM in or near the city of their medical school or its distributed campuses. This provides an excellent opportunity to increase the profile of your medical school/medical student society, increase CFMS awareness to students at your school, and a chance to host friends and colleagues from the CFMS in your hometown.
The deadline for applications to host AGM 2016 is December 5, 2015. The CFMS Executive will review applications received by this date and the winning school will be announced December 12, 2015.
Included for your information is the Proposal Request which outlines all items needed to put together a bid. We have also included the Scoring Matrix and the Sponsorship Policy to help facilitate your application process. We can also provide an example of a previous bid upon request.
We look forward to receiving your bids!
The 3rd Annual Phlebotomy Bowl!
It’s time for the start of the 2015-2016 annual Phlebotomy Bowl!
Last year’s challenge was an amazing success – bringing in a total of 751 life-saving blood donations and a total of 105 new blood donors. Congrats to the top schools in 2014-15:
This year’s challenge runs until February 29, 2016. Our goal is to contribute at least 800 donations, including at least 100 first-time blood donors. We’ll compete for two prizes again – one for the most donations per capita, and one for the most first-time donors. The winning schools will have their name engraved on their respective plaque which they can proudly display at their school for the year! This way, you get recognition and bragging rights for years!
For more info, please see the attached document!