Archive | April, 2013

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Can we get this trending?

Posted on 26 April 2013 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

This past weekend I was in Quebec City for the Spring General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. This meeting involved receiving a general round of updates and summaries of the initiatives that happened throughout the year from the CFMS (Wellness survey, new external representation of students on national medical academy level, establishing a financial policy, looking into revising their Student Initiative Grants). It was a great weekend full of making new acquaintances across the country, learning more about national student issues, and having reunions with old friends.

However, this isn’t the part of the weekend I want to talk about. Continue Reading

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OMSA Leadership Summit and Lobby Days

Posted on 17 April 2013 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

About a week ago, the Ontario Medical Student Association hosted it’s 2nd Annual Leadership Summit and Provincial Lobby Days over the weekend of April 6-8th. It was an opportunity for medical students across the province who were interested in the process of government and health care policy (AKA those who are secretly health care systems enthusiasts) to network, learn a few things about healthcare in Ontario, and then work in teams to actually lobby the provincial government on an issue that reflected medical student concerns from all 6 Ontario med schools.  Continue Reading

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