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Call for applicants - IFMSA Annual Meeting in Taiwan

Dear colleagues,

Are you passionate about health equity and global health?  Would you like to meet and work with colleagues from around the world?  

The CFMS Global Health Program is inviting applications for our delegation to the IFMSA Annual Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, 5-11 August 2014.  For more information regarding these positions, please read the attached call for applicants. Refer to the last page for how to apply. Applications are due Thursday, 10 July 2014. This role is an excellent opportunity to get more involved in global health leadership.  We look forward to hearing from you.   

Kind regards,
Andrew Bresnahan, VP Global Health

CFMS Strategic Planning - We Need to Hear from You!

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students is pleased to announce that we are in process of creating a new Strategic Plan for 2014 – 2017. CFMS is your organization representing over 7800 medical students from 14 medical student societies. As part of our Strategic Plan development process, we would like to engage with our members - you! The best way we can ensure that the CFMS is focused on member needs is to work together to create a meaningful Strategic Plan that will serve us in the coming years.
For example, what do you think of the new Mission & Vision? Do you feel the outlined Strategic Directions are in line with the needs of medical students? Would you change anything? We would be delighted to receive your feedback on the Draft Strategic Plan.

Please take a look at the attached Letter to Members and Draft Strategic Plan and send any feedback or comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before July 1st 2014.

Participate in a research study about medical tourism

Medical students and residents, if you're interested in participating in a study examining medical tourism researchers from the University of Regina and the University of Alberta want to hear from you!

For more information about the study and how to get involved visit this link.

CAIR Spring 2014 Newsletter

Interested to know what the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents (CAIR) is up to?  They represent Canada's residents, which means you in the near future!  Take a look at some of the projects they're working on and the services they offer to residents in their Spring 2014 Newsletter!  Some of the big topics this year are health human resources, effective handover, resident duty hours, and much more!

New CFMS Discount with The Edmonton Manual

The CFMS is excited to announce a NEW DISCOUNT for members on The Edmonton Manual! CFMS members now receive an exclusive 10% discount off the regular price of the Edmonton Manual. Please visit for more details on the Edmonton Manual and how to access this discount.

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.

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