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Lobby Day (November 24th, 2014)

This weekend, approximately 70 medical student delegates from across Canada will travel to Ottawa to participate in advocacy training and meet with over 50 Parliamentarians to discuss the economic and health benefits of Pharmacare.

Canadian Pharmacare policy expert Marc-André Gagnon will share his extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical system and the results of his research on Pharmacare. The Honourable Don Boudria, the second longest-serving Government House Leader in Canadian history, will provide delegates with advice on effective advocacy. We're also looking forward to advocacy coaching from the staff of the Canadian Medical Association.

Join in the conversation on social media using #cfmslobby

For more information, see the "Lobby Day" section of the CFMS website.

IFMSA Turkey - Call for Applicants (DUE December 19th)

 

 

Turkey IFMSA

If you are interested in attending as a delegate from Canada, please consider submitting an application package, including:

  • Letter of interest (1 page max) - please touch upon your previous experience with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, global health, and what you hope to gain from this meeting.
  • Your CV (2 pages max)

Partial funding is available for you to attending.  Please include details about your potential sources of additional funding in your letter of interest.  These might include your school, your student council, etc.

Please submit your application package to Christopher Charles, VP Global Health at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications are due by December 19th, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

Click here for full application document.

IFMSA call for apps

CFMS Bilingualism Taskforce - Call for Applicants (November 14th 2014)

CFMS Bilingualism Taskforce - Call for Applicants (DUE November 14th, 2014)

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Call for Applications - CFMS Bilingualism Taskforce

The CFMS is looking for bilingual students who are interested in being part of our bilingualism taskforce. After officially launching the french version of its website last year, the CFMS is looking for student volunteers to translate social media posts, policy papers, remaining portions of the website as well as our advocacy toolkit. It is a great opportunity to contribute to the bilingual aspect of your student federation and to stay up-to-date with all the latest developments in all CFMS activities!

Students interested in contributing should contact Quebec Regional Representative Carl White Ulysse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by Friday November 14 at 11:59 PM explaining in French why they are interested in participating, what type of publications they would be willing to translate and what is their level of comfort / experience with the french language.

Au plaisir de travailler avec vous cette année!

Write for CFMS Annual Review! Submissions DUE December 15th, 2014

Write for the CFMS Annual Review! (DUE December 15th)

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The CFMS Annual review is calling for submissions from all Canadian medical students. Tell us about your travels, clinical experiences, reflections. Show off your artistic talents.  Be a part of the face of medical students!

The CFMS Annual Review is an exciting publication produced each year to highlight student activities, initiatives, experiences and opinions! The Annual Review 2015 will be distributed to medical schools, medical organizations and Ministries of Health across the country and we would love to showcase your work!

The Annual Review is calling for the submission of articles of up to 600 words (reflection, opinion/editorial), as well as creative works (short stories, poems, artwork, photography). If you have an idea but aren't sure it's right for this publication, email us and we'll let you know!

Got married or had a baby during medical school? We would love to feature your wedding and baby photos in a dedicated section of the Annual Review!

Submissions of all kinds can be sent to Yin Hui, our Annual Review editor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions are due by December 15th, 2014.

Call for Applications: Host the 2015 CFMS AGM!

Call for Applications: Host the 2015 CFMS AGM!

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The CFMS is now accepting applications from our member schools to host the 2015 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 home school, and a chance to host friends and colleagues from the CFMS in your hometown. The CFMS Executive will review applications received by December 5th, 2014 with the winning school announced December 12th.

Included for your information is the Proposal Request which outlines all items needed in a school’s 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.

Any requests, questions or concerns can be directed towards the CFMS Western Regional Representative John Schulte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

We look forward to receiving your bids!

 

IFMSA-CFMS International Exchange Program

The CFMS Global Health Program (GHP) is pleased to announce that the application for the IFMSA-CFMS International Exchange Program 2015-2016* is now open. We invite all CFMS medical students to partake in this exciting opportunity to experience medicine in other parts of the world.

This year, we have exchange agreements with 39 NMOs/countries for SCOPE and SCORE, where medical students can either undertake clinical electives or conduct research projects for a period of four weeks.

Please carefully read and understand the FAQ section of the Exchanges section for details before applying.

The deadline to submit the application is October 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

All questions and inquiries should be directed to the Local Exchange Officers (LEOs) at your medical school.

* The 2015-2016 season is from April 2015 to April 2016.

Essay Competition: FM-CFS Canada (DEADLINE November 21st 2014)

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Canada, in conjunction with the CFMS, are pleased to open the 2014 Essay Competition. This competition will award two first prizes of $1000.00 (one for the leading female entrant and one for the leading male entrant) and two second-place prizes of $500.00 (to the runner up female entrant and male entrant)

The essay title agreed by the Board of Directors of FM CFS Canada is:


"For FM, CFS and ME seven out of nine patients are female, what might explain this predominance?”

We would like essayists to consider the statistics of occurrence male/female/age and ask themselves questions about these variations.  Perhaps there can be a comparison with other illnesses. For example we know that some auto immune illnesses have a skewed male/female incidence rate.  The judges will be looking for essays that contain more personal insights as opposed to recreating medical journal material.
FM-CFS Canada scoring criteria are available to entrants in annex1. Essays will be adjudicated in accordance with this criteria.
Essayists can find a link to past essays http://fm-cfs.ca/support/patients/p_resources.html and to research and other materials on their website www.fm-cfs.ca, noting the particular work with the contribution to the Invest in ME drug trial in the UK at http://www.ukrituximabtrial.org/

Closing dates for entries is midnight Friday November 21st 2014.  Winners will be announced Friday December 5th 2014

Essays are to be submitted direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with a copy to CFMS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please direct any questions to David Mann. President, FM-CFS Canada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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