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An Exclusive UpToDate Offer Is Now Available to CFMS Members!

The CFMS is excited to tell you about a NEW EXCLUSIVE MEMBER OPPORTUNITY!

As a CFMS member, you can NOW get a one-year subscription to UpToDate for only $99! That’s 50% OFF the $199 regular student rate. 

UpToDate is an online, continuously updated clinical information resource that helps more than 850,000 physicians and health care providers worldwide provide optimal patient care. With UpToDate, you can access unbiased evidence-based medical information around the clock and find the answers you need — when and where you need them.

That’s why UpToDate is the clinical decision support resource medical students and physicians trust to for reliable clinical answers.

Subscribe risk-free to UpToDate today for only $99 a year.  If you are not completely satisfied, simply cancel your annual subscription within 60 days and request a full refund in US dollars.

We are excited about our partnership with UpToDate and hope you are too!

Scholarships through the College of Family Physicians of Canada


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The Medical Student Scholarships of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognize outstanding medical students who have demonstrated an interest or commitment to a career in family medicine. All medical students in their 2nd last undergraduate year of study at the time of application (graduating class of 2015) are eligible to apply.  The value of each scholarship is $10,000. One scholarship will be awarded at each medical school in Canada. 

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2014

Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship:

This scholarship recognizes a top Canadian Aboriginal, Metis or Inuit medical student who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Indigenous medical students in the second last year of study, graduating class of 2015, are eligible to apply. One scholarship @ $10,000 is available.  Medical students must apply directly to the CFPC Honours and Awards Program.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2014.

The scholarships will be presented at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2014 in Quebec City, November 13 – 15, 2014. The recipients will receive complimentary FMF registration and an additional amount up to $1,000 to offset travel and other expenses to attend FMF 2014.


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Les Bourses d’études pour les étudiants en médecine du Collège des médecines de famille du Canada (CMFC) reconnaissent des étudiants en médicine exceptionnels, qui ont démontré un intérêt pour la médecine familiale ou sont résolus à poursuivre une carrière dans ce domaine. Tous les étudiants en médecine qui sont à leur avant dernier année d’études prédoctorales au moment de la mise en candidature (inscrits de la promotion de 2015) sont admissibles. La valeur de chaque bourse d’étude est de 10 000 $. Une bourse sera décernée dans chaque faculté de médecine du Canada. 

La date limite pour faire une demande est le 15 avril 2014

Bourse d’études du CMFC pour les étudiants autochtones en médecinereconnaît le meilleur étudiant autochtone, métis ou inuit en médecine au Canada qui a manifesté un intérêt pour la médecine familiale ou est résolu à une carrière dans ce domaine. Sont admissibles les étudiants en médecine autochtones à leur avant-dernière année d’études, soit ceux de la promotion de 2015. Une bourse, d’une valeur de 10 000 $, sera décernée.

La date limite pour faire une demande est le 1e mai 2014

Les bourses d’études seront présentées durant le Forum en médecine familiale (FMF) qui se tiendra à Québec du 13 au 15 novembre 2014. Les récipiendaires recevront l’inscription gratuite au FMF et une somme allant jusqu’à 1 000 $ pour couvrir les frais de voyage et autres dépenses engagées pour y assister.

Best Wishes for CaRMS Match 2014

Congratulations to all our final year medical students across Canada getting ready to match to their residency programs tomorrow, March 5th!


Best wishes from the CFMS team!

Summer Stundentship Opportunity with the Canadian Rheumatology Association

The CRA has an ongoing clinical Summer Studentship (sponsored by AbbVie) designed for medical students registered in a Canadian University Medical School.  This experiential program selected students to work with a rheumatologist who is a member of the CRA.

The CRA is also pleased to offer a research-based Summer Studentship (sponsored by Roche) designed to introduce medical students of Canadian citizenship, registered in a medical school, to the subspecialty of Rheumatology.  The format of this program entails connecting a student with a CRA preceptor who has an available Rheumatology research project. These respective research projects must enable participating students to make a significant contribution over the course of the summer.

For further information on these two exciting CRA Summer Studentship programs, or if you are a student interested in registering for one of these programs, please see the attached information packages below:

Applications are due by March 7th 2014

National Geriatrics Interest Group 2014 Leadership Awards

The National Geriatrics Interest Group (NGIG) is currently accepting applications for The J.L. NGIG Student Leadership Award and for the NGIG Research Award. These awards, valued at $500 each, are a great way for students to be recognized for all the hard work they have done in the area of geriatrics.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2014 and the awards will be presented at the Canadian Geriatrics Society Conference occurring in Edmonton, Alberta from April 10-12, 2014.The award descriptions and application instructions for each have been attached in both French and English below. Any questions about these awards can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

J.L. NGIG Student Leadership Award - English and French

NGIG Research Award - English and French

External Representative Applications due Jan 31st!

Dear Medical Student,

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

Each year the CFMS selects a new group of talented individuals to help represent medical students to these organizations and this is your chance to get involved. These positions are a great opportunity to represent your colleagues and to learn.  There are a variety of opportunities available in health promotion, medical education and a variety of specialty groups.

Please send your applications to External Representatives Director Anthea Girdwood: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTICE: If you have not receieved a confirmation e-mail, please verify that you have sent your application to the e-mail listed above.

Click here to find out more about these great opportunities to get involved!


Summer Job Opportunity with the CMPA!

The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is a not-for-profit mutual defence organization founded in 1901, representing about 95 percent of physicians licensed to practise in Canada. The CMPA protects the professional integrity of Canadian physicians by providing services including risk management advice and medico-legal assistance. The CMPA also offers educational resources and presentations to manage risk and promote safer patient care.

The CMPA is offering an outstanding temporary employment opportunity during the summer of 2014 to Canadian medical students who have successfully completed their first or second year of studies. This 6 to 8 week position is designed to give students an opportunity to work with physicians on staff at the CMPA and to learn about medico-legal, patient safety and risk identification issues affecting Canadian physicians.

For full application and position details, see the attached document in English or French. Applications are due by 4pm EST February 10th 2014.

Kirkham & Jack

Upcoming Events


25.04.2014 - 26.04.2014
CFMS Spring General Meeting

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