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Medical Student Spotlight

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With the school year coming to a close, you will want to make sure you take advantage of the special UpToDate rate available to CFMS members.

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Employment Opportunity: CMA Medical Student Intern (DUE April 30)

Interested in professionalism in medicine?  Looking for an engaging way to spend the summer?  Consider the NEW CMA Medical Student Internship!

In addition to engaging with leaders at the CMA and learning more about the organization, the successful student will:

  • Be assigned a major project, aligned with the CMA’s strategic priorities, for completion during the internship which could include such activities as:
    • conducting literature reviews on professional issues and summarizing key findings
    • writing summaries, articles, letters intended for internal and external audiences
    • developing issues and options paper for policy consideration
    • participate in and present at internal and external meetings
    • make formal presentations at the end of the term outlining a summary of their internship experience
  • Help staff develop an educational curriculum to support Canadian physicians who elect to participate in assisted dying activities.


  • Must be currently a 1st or 2nd year medical student in Canada and a member in good standing of CFMS.

Application Process:

Please submit a résumé and a brief description (max 500 words) indicating why you are interested in this opportunity, and indicate your level of proficiency in French.  Applications are to be submitted by April 30th, 2015.

Apply in confidence to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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:

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 for position description.


Dr. Jesse Kancir, MD

Past President

Canadian Federation of Medical Students


For the full letter, please click here.

Kirkham & Jack

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