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Dear friends and colleagues,
Wondering how to get involved with the CFMS?
Fall Applications will be due Monday, October 6th for a number of CFMS Committees and External Positions. We are excited to provide you with one centralized call to get involved with your national medical student organization.
Committees open include:
Committee on Health Policy (8-10 members)
Social Media Committee (4-6 members)
Media Engagement Committee (4-6 members)
Education Committee (4-8 members)
Finance Committee (2-4 members)
Officer Positions open include:
National Officer of Health Policy
National IT Officer Jr.
National Blood Drive Officer
National Wellness Officer
National Officer of Global Health Education
National Officer of Sexual and Reproductive Health
National Officer of Human Rights and Peace
National Officer of Partnerships
Aboriginal Health Liaison
CLICK HERE for the application form for all positions.
Are you committed to humanitarian thinking and practice?
Consider joining the IFMSA delegation to the XVI Humanitarian Congress in Berlin this Fall, hosted MSF (Medicines Sans Frontiers), the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), and others. If you're interested, visit the Global Health Blog for more information (http://www.cfms.org/global-health-3/blog.html), including a letter of invitation from Moa Herrgård, our IFMSA Liaison Officer to Human Rights and Peace Issues.
All my best,
Andrew Bresnahan, VP Global Health
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Please check out a new Medical Student Spotlight feature on a fantastic initiative from medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine: the OnExam clinical skills app http://www.cfms.org/media-and-advocacy-4/medical-student-spotlight/131-english/medical-student-spotlight/1303-onexam.html
This valuable resource is meant to be a reference guide for medical students and residents on clinical rotations in order to aid with eliciting patient histories and performing physical exams. This app also includes an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) checklist section to test your knowledge. (Handy for a quick reference on rounds, consults, and before patient encounters.)
What is the CFMS?
For thirty-seven years the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) has been the national voice that represents over 8,000 medical students at fourteen schools across Canada.
Our three-fold mandate seeks:
The following executive positions are available for election for the 2014- 2015 academic year:
The elections will take place at the CFMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kingston, which runs from September 19th – 21st, 2014. Elections will be held on the afternoon of Saturday September 20th. You do not necessarily need to be present in order to run for a position. Speeches will be a maximum of three (3) minutes in length and can be delivered in person or by alternate means.
How to Nominate Yourself
Please consult the attached document for descriptions of the available positions. I sincerely encourage you to consider applying for these positions. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, make a difference, and be an integral part of an effective and reputable student organization.
Dr. Robin Clouston
Past-President, Canadian Federation of Medical Students
Medical societies, meeting delegates and member medical students are invited to put forward resolutions for discussion and debate at the CFMS Annual General Meeting during the Members Resolutions Session (tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 20th, 2014). Resolutions should reflect an understanding of ongoing and past work, and resolutions must pertain to new work of the Federation. Members are encouraged to review resolutions submitted at the previous meeting, available on the CFMS website under the AGM 2014 meeting documents section. Resolutions that include significant spending should be discussed with the CFMS VP Finance prior to submission.
For full details, please see the attached document.