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CFMS and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Create Partnership

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

It is with great excitement that the CFMS is announcing a new partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national registered charity located in London, Ontario that recognizes and celebrates Canadian heroes, whose work has advanced health in Canada and around the world. The CMHF inspires the pursuit of careers in the health sciences through national outreach programs and the promotion of the stories of their Laureates.

The CFMS has worked with members of the CMHF to secure membership of a Canadian Medical Student on the CMHF Board of Directors. This is an exciting new position, that will be filled by a candidate interested in Canada’s rich medical history, one who is passionate about excellence in leadership in health and who is eager to bring the voice of Canada’s emerging health leaders to a strong board of tenured professionals from across the country!

The CFMS is delighted to be a part of this new relationship with the CMHF. If you are interested in becoming the CFMS Representative to the CMHF, stay tuned for information coming in April on how to apply!

For more information about the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, please visit their website at: http://cdnmedhall.org.

CFMS SGM 2015: Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to our CFMS SGM 2015 Travel Award Winners!

This initiative supports non-elected members to attend CFMS meetings with the goals of fostering greater member awareness of CFMS structure and function, promoting increased interest in the CFMS and facilitating increased participation in CFMS activities. 

Jessica Harris - University of Saskatchewan      
Annan Henry - Dalhousie University                    
Cygler Jeremy - McGill University                       
Venus Valbuena - Univeristy of Toronto          
Alexandre McDougall - University of Western   
Gabriel Devlin - McGill University                      
Darya Kurowecki - University of Ottawa            
Sabrina Dzafovic - University of Calgary  
 
The application process is competitive and the CFMS routinely receives a far greater number of applications than the number of funded spots available - thank you to all of our applicants!
 
For more information, contact Carl White Ulysse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CFMS - RBC Sponsorship Agreement

We would like to inform our members that the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have terminated their sponsorship agreement.  On behalf of all Canadian medical students, we would like to thank RBC for their generous support of our organization over the past years.  We are happy to confirm that RBC will still support the 2015 CFMS-RBC Leadership Awards, with recipient announcements at the 2015 CFMS Spring General Meeting in Vancouver, BC. The CFMS is currently exploring new sponsorship opportunities in order to optimize its activities in support of all Canadian medical students. We will update our membership on our progress at SGM 2015.

 

CFMS SGM 2015: Registration is NOW OPEN!

Join us in Vancouver BC for the CFMS Spring General Meeting, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, April 23-25, 2014!

The Spring General Meeting is an opportunity for Canadian medical students to get together and discuss important medical education, advocacy, global health, wellness issues, and more. Join the conversation, get involved, we want to hear from you!

Registration for SGM 2015 is now open. Please direct any registration inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*Those applying for travel funding - please do not register until after results have been announced.

REGISTRATION FEES: Registration fee is $130 per delegate, payable by cash or cheque to CFMS or in person at SGM 2015. This DOES NOT include hotel accommodations. Students must arrange for their own hotels (excluding CFMS-funded delegates).

*NEW*: This year, all SGM 2015 attendees MUST register for CCME and will be required to pay a $50 student fee.

CFMS SGM 2015: Call for Nominations - CFMS President-Elect (DEADLINE April 24t

Dear Medical Students,

It is my pleasure to announce that nominations are now open for the position of President-Elect of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS).

Nominations Process:

Interested individuals must forward their names and full contact information by email to Dr. Jesse Kancir, CFMS Past President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00 pm PST on Friday April 24th, 2015.

Nominations will close strictly at this time. Any CFMS member student may run. While previous experience with the workings of the CFMS is strongly encouraged, it is not required.

Election Process:

The election will take place at the CFMS Spring General Meeting (SGM) which will be held April 24th – 25th, 2015, in Vancouver, BC. Votes will be cast by medical student society representatives and members of the Federation's executive, as detailed in the organization's bylaws. Candidates will be expected to deliver a short speech of no more than 4 minutes to the voters, either in person, by proxy or by electronic means. Designated time constraints must be followed. An opportunity for questions will then be given to the floor. You must notify Dr. Jesse Kancir one week prior to the meeting if you wish to deliver a speech by alternative means i.e., video, recorded audio, etc.

Please contact Dr. Jesse Kancir, Past President, for further information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see www.cfms.org for position description.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jesse Kancir, MD

Past President

Canadian Federation of Medical Students

 

For the full letter, please click here.

CFMS SGM 2015: Call for Resolutions (DEADLINE April 3rd, 2015)

Medical societies, meeting delegates and member medical students are invited to put forward resolutions for discussion and debate at the CFMS Spring General Meeting during the Members Resolutions Session (tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2015). 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 SGM 2015 meeting documents section. Resolutions that include significant spending should be discussed with the CFMS VP Finance prior to submission (and all resolutions including amounts greater than $1000 must be submitted 14 days in advance of SGM) .

Resolutions must be received by Anthea Girdwood, CFMS SGM Chair, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  on or before Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 17:00 PST to be pre-circulated to SGM delegates.  For Executive sponsorship consideration and for assessment of resolutions with associated costs greather than $1000, submit by Friday April 10th, 2015 17:00PST.  To be considered at SGM, submit by Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 17:00 PST.

For full details, please see the attached document.

Winter External Representative Appointments

The Nominations Committee of the CFMS has recently concluded its Winter Call for External Representatives. We were extremely impressed with both the number and calibre of applicants.
It is our pleasure to announce the successful applicants as follows: 
 

CFMS Jr. Representative to the Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) - Cynthia Min (University of British Columbia) 

 

CFMS Rep to the Canadian Medical Association Specialist Forum - Yousif Atwan (University of Western Ontario) 

 

CMAJ Student Humanities Blog Editor - English - Teresa Li (University of Alberta) 

 

CMAJ Student Humanities Blog Editor - French - Nina Nguyen (Université de Sherbrooke)

 

CMA Committee on Ethics - Baljot Chahal (Billy) (University of Alberta) 

 

CMA General Practitioners Forum - Colin Siu (University of Alberta) 

Thank you to all students who applied.

If you have any questions or concerents about the CFMS' external representatives or the appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact John Schulte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Kendra Komsa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), the Nominations Committee chairs,

Kirkham & Jack

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