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Apply to be one of the CFMS National Exchange Officers (NEO)!

After months of internal development, the CFMS is proud to announce the release of our new website. We’ve heard from a number of our members that our previous website has been slow and difficult to navigate, and our new site aims to address many of these problems. A few of our new features are listed below:

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants and the University of Ottawa are proud to host the 2016 National Summer Institute in Refugee Health, presented by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Technology Assessment and Health Equity and the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health. This exciting one-week leadership program is designed for medical students and international medical graduates seeking valuable experience in cross cultural communication skills, PTSD and medical expertise, and leading community service learning programs. For more information, please see the attachment.

Once again this year, the CMA will be offering a first or second year CFMS student member the chance to complete an internship at their head office in Ottawa.

Join us in Montreal QC for the CFMS Spring General Meeting, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, April 15-16, 2016!

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 (tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 16th, 2016). 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 2015 meeting documents section.

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

As the representative voice of Canadian medical students, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) represents you and your colleagues to many national medical organizations including the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and others.

The National Geriatrics Interest Group (NGIG) is currently accepting applications for the J.L. NGIG Student Leadership Award and for the NGIG Research Award. These awards are a great way for students to be recognized for all the hard work they have done in the area of geriatrics!

Each year, the CMA prepares a document outlining all the tax tips that you can benefit from as a physician or a physician in training.