The National Wellness Challenge (NWC) is a month-long (January 20th to February 16th), nationwide event that seeks to promote wellness among Canadian medical students. It seeks to improve wellness through encouraging participants to try new health-supporting behaviours and build healthy habits. Additionally, the NWC aims to encourage open discussion of wellness and reduce the stigma surrounding wellness in the medical profession. The month will be divided into 4 aspects of wellness, one week being devoted to each: Social Wellness, Mental Wellness, Physical Wellness and Nutrition Wellness. If that’s not reason enough to participate, there’s also $600 in weekly prizes available for students to win!
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Interested in attending the 2020 CFMS Spring General Meeting in Vancouver, BC from April 17-18, 2020? Apply for a CFMS-MD Financial Travel Award!! It’s a great way to learn more about what the CFMS does, get involved, and meet other medical students from across the country.
Do you want to get involved with a CFMS position? Did you miss our Fall Call for applications? We have positions open for the Winter! Applications will close on Feb 3rd, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. No late applications will be accepted.
The CFMS sends condolences to the Ryan’s family and friends as they mourn the loss of an amazing member of the medical student community.
The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Board met in Ottawa from October 25th-27th 2019 for the Fall Board Meeting, where a motion to make the National Day of Action topic “Access to Contraception” was passed.
On October 21st, 2019, Canada elected a Liberal minority government in the 2019 Federal Election. The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the new government, and to renew our call for the government to increase their efforts to improve access to healthcare. The CFMS has been active in our call to ensure equitable access to healthcare. In keeping with the foundational vision set forth in the Canada Health Act, healthcare should be equitable regardless of gender, geography, religion and socioeconomic status. Our 2015 position paper Preserving Medicare and Optimizing the Healthcare System outlines a number of recommendations including the importance of governments clearly re-committing to a publicly-funded, universal, single-payer healthcare system. Unfortunately there continues to be examples where the full extent and potential of the Canada Health Act in supporting Canadian healthcare rights have not been fully realized.