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CFMS Summer Studentships on Seniors Care and Aging
April 06, 2019


What is a CFMS Summer Studentship?

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is pleased to offer Summer Studentship opportunities to support 1-2 students to continue the work on seniors care and aging.

A tremendous amount of work and preparation went into the 2019 National Day of Action on seniors care and aging. In an effort to sustain longitudinal advocacy efforts on this important topic, and to enhance capacity building and accountability, the CFMS will be funding medical students to continue this work over the summer of 2019.

How much funding will be provided?

$4,000 to be paid to each student for a minimum of 8 weeks of research work commitment, with 35-hour weeks. 1-2 positions will be available, depending on available funding.*

Project Details

Students will work with Dr. Samir Sinha and the National Institute on Ageing research team to build on the campaign for a National Seniors Strategy. Students will use research and scoping methods including literature reviews, environmental and jurisdictional scans, as well as engaging stakeholders, to translate evidence through a public policy development lens to promote seniors care and healthy aging.

See the complete project description here:

Application Requirements

CV and Cover Letter to be sent to Linda Lam, National Officer of Political Action at [email protected] by Sunday April 21, 2019 at 11:59 EST. An interview may follow.

Please send any questions or concerns to Linda Lam, at [email protected]

Day of Action 2019 on Seniors Care and Aging

Learn more about the CFMS National Day of Action 2019 on Seniors Care and Aging at

*Updated April 11, 2019, 19:10pm Eastern Time

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