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Canadian Federation of Medical Students

We are an organization representing over 8,000 medical students from 15 Canadian medical student societies from coast to coast. We represent medical students to the public, to the federal government, and to national and international medical organizations.

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Aug 16
  • CFMS Fall Recruitment 2022 is NOW OPEN! Applications are due September 19th at 11:59 pm PST.
  • Jun 30
  • The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is deeply disheartened by the decision made by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 24th in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturns 50 years of entrenched reproductive rights. As stated by the World Health Organization, reproductive rights are human rights and are imperative to the autonomy of the bodies and lives of people who are able to get pregnant. Abortions are healthcare, and we will always advocate for universal access to healthcare. This is an area we have advocated for numerous times, most recently to the Federal and Provincial governments at the National Day of Action on Universal Access to Contraception this past May.
  • Jun 16
  • Nominations are now being accepted for the CFMS Board of Directors By-Election at the Special General Meeting August 7th, 2022.
  • May 26
  • In 2019, the Atlantic Task Force: Physician Recruitment and Retention Project was initiated by medical students from the Atlantic region. Medical students from Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and Université de Sherbrooke collaborated to create this toolkit. The objective of this toolkit is to provide physician recruiters, health authorities, policy makers, students, and other stakeholders with a medical student-informed guide about the current recruitment and retention models of each of the Atlantic provinces and suggested action plans for future directions. This initiative will help to foster more critical discussion and action plans with physicians and medical trainees to collaborate towards ameliorating the healthcare systems of the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
  • May 23
  • Applications for the Spring Selections Committee are NOW OPEN and will remain open through June 3rd at 11:59 pm PST.
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