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Dear colleagues,

The CFMS National Exchange Officers (NEOs) are the students responsible for facilitating and managing exchange opportunities offered to Canadian medical student through the International Federation of Medical Student Exchange program.  The NEOs are responsible for coordinating the work of the standing committees at the local/university and national level, as well as for representing their countries at IFMSA meetings. They are also responsible for relaying information from the IFMSA to the CFMS.

WINNIPEG, MAY 2, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is deeply alarmed at the large number of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) in the 2017 CaRMS R-1 Match, the results of which were released at the CaRMS Forum on April 30th, 2017. The CFMS has closely monitored the multi-year exponential trend of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs), increase from 11 (0.5%) in 2009 to 68 (2.4%) in 2017.

Nominations are now open for the position of Vice-President of Communications of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS).  The role of VP Communications is currently vacant on the CFMS Executive and the elected individual will hold the position of VP Communications for a term lasting 5 months with re-election at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September 2017.

Interested individuals must forward their names and full contact information by email to Dr. Anthea Lafreniere, CFMS Past-President, at
[email protected] by 5:00 PM CDT on Friday April 28, 2017.  Any student member at any school may run.

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) connects and engages with a network of 1.3 million medical students from 124 national members organizations in 116 countries around the globe.

Join us in Winnipeg, MB for the CFMS Spring General Meeting, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, April 28-29, 2017!

The Spring General Meeting is an opportunity for medical students in Canada to get together and discuss important medical education, advocacy, global health, wellness issues, and more. Join the conversation and get involved; we want to hear from you!

Registration for SGM 2017 is now open.  Please direct any registration inquiries to [email protected] Deadline for registration is April 5, 2017, 11:59PM EST.

REGISTRATION FEES: Registration fee is $135 per delegate, payable by cash or cheque to CFMS at the meeting or through our online payment system. This DOES NOT include hotel accommodations. Students must arrange for their own hotels (excluding CFMS-funded delegates).

NOTE: All SGM 2017 attendees MUST register for CCME and will be required to pay a $50 student fee.

Nominations are now open for the position of President-Elect of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS).

Medical societies, meeting delegates and member medical students are invited to put forward resolutions for discussion and debate at the CFMS Spring General Meeting during the Members Resolutions Session. Resolutions should reflect an understanding of ongoing and past work, and resolutions must pertain to new work of the Federation. Members are encouraged to review resolutions submitted at the previous meeting, available on the CFMS website under the AGM 2016 meeting section.

The CFMS and Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) are excited to announce an update to the Student-Run Clinic (SRC) toolkit. In collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), we have added a section on regulatory and legal frameworks for SRC’s.

Every summer, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) offers a Medical Student Internship for 1st and 2nd year medical students in Canada. This is a temporary, full-time post for June through August 2017.