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Discover your peers' incredible initiatives - and share your own!
Check out the new CAIR position paper!
The new CFMS Advocacy Toolkit is available on the Members-Only section of the CFMS website. This document is designed to be a practical, step-by-step guide to translate your advocacy goals into reality. It is compiled from the research and direct experiences of medical students involved in advocacy for their colleagues with similar interests. We do hope you find it useful for your advocacy efforts!
The beginning of 2014 marked the launch of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Student Humanities blog. 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 current peer review team for the student humanities blog.
POSITION SUMMARY - Peer Reviewers
CMAJ is seeking medical students to peer review and help edit the 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.
We continue to seek high quality, original student work on an ongoing basis. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: poetry, essays, critiques, reviews (films, novels, theatre, etc.), interviews (profiles or conversations), reflective pieces, event reports, graphic medicine and visual art related to the medical humanities.
This is an excellent opportunity to be published within a CMAJ platform and to share your work with a wide readership. Outstanding submissions, as deemed by the journal's editorial team, may be published in the CMAJ print journal.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
CMAJ Student Humanities Blog Editorial Team
The 2nd Annual Phlebotomy Bowl!
It’s time for the start of the 2014-2015 annual Phlebotomy Bowl!
Our 2013 challenge was an amazing success – CFMS brought in 556 life-saving donations! The leader board for 2013 was:
This year, we’re expanding the challenge to run September 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015. Our goal is to contribute at least 600 donations during this time. This year, we’ll have two prizes – 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!
Here’s how you can help your school win:
The Phlebotomy Bowl is all about inclusivity, therefore everyone can participate. Any student who is ineligible to donate themselves can recruit another donor, a non-med student, who will donate on their behalf. Donors-by-proxy are an important aspect of the competition and can make all the difference! For more information, check out our Phlebotomy Guide here!
I am really excited about this year’s competition! Save a life this fall and help your school win the Phlebotomy Bowl!
CFMS Student Initiative Grants were established in 2007 to provide support and funding to medical student initiatives. The fund was established in response to the increasing number of medical student run initiatives and the need for official and financial support from our national student organization.
Over the last two years many successful projects have benefitted from direct CFMS funding including charitable, educational and social events all organized by medical students. The goal is to assist students in realizing events or initiatives that promote interactions between CFMS students and schools.
Are you committed to global health and health equity?
CFMS is inviting applications for Vice President - Global Health and for the Global Health National Officer Team.
Vice President Global Health
The Vice President - Global Health directs the delivery of the Global Health Program and supports Canadian medical students on matters pertaining to global health, international development, and public health. These include but are not limited to:
Applications are due October 6th, 2014.
Global Health National Officer Team
Join a motivated team of medical students from across Canada committed to promoting global health and health equity!
CFMS is inviting applicatns for the following National Officer positions in the Global Health Program:
CLICK HERE to learn about each of these exciting positions.
CLICK HERE to apply to these or any of the national officer positions at CFMS using the common applications form.
All applications are due October 6, 2014.
I am heartened to know that students in the CFMS Global Health Program are our partners in the fight for health equity and social justice. You promote global health education, sexual and reproductive health, Indigenous health, and global health advocacy in Canada and around the world. Thank you for your commitment and solidarity, and thank you for being my retirement plan."
- Dr. Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners In Health, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General for Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti
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.