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Dear Members,

OTTAWA, ON - Over 70 medical students from across the country will meet with Members of Parliament on Parliament Hill to discuss a strategy to improve access to contraception in Canada.

Results of the first iteration of the R-1 Match are officially made available at 12:00 (noon) EST on March 3rd.

Join us in Vancouver, BC for the CFMS Spring General Meeting, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, April 17-18, 2020! 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 2020 is now open.  Please direct any registration inquiries to [email protected] Deadline for registration is March 12th, 2020

The CFMS Strategic Innovation Fund Program was established in 2019 to provide support and funding to medical student initiative that are national or cross-regional in scope. The fund was established through a generous grant from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Through the SIF program, the CFMS aims to fund large-scale or national initiatives that advance the CFMS’ overarching goals and providing benefit to CFMS’ members at large. There is approximately $75,000 that the SIF Task Force can choose to distribute in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. For region-specific or local initiatives, please refer to the Student Initiatives Grant (SIG) program.

The National Wellness Challenge (NWC) is a month-long (January 20th to February 16th), nationwide event that seeks to promote wellness among Canadian medical students. It seeks to improve wellness through encouraging participants to try new health-supporting behaviours and build healthy habits. Additionally, the NWC aims to encourage open discussion of wellness and reduce the stigma surrounding wellness in the medical profession. The month will be divided into 4 aspects of wellness, one week being devoted to each: Social Wellness, Mental Wellness, Physical Wellness and Nutrition Wellness. If that’s not reason enough to participate, there’s also $600 in weekly prizes available for students to win! 

Interested in attending the 2020 CFMS Spring General Meeting in Vancouver, BC from April 17-18, 2020? Apply for a CFMS-MD Financial Travel Award!! It’s a great way to learn more about what the CFMS does, get involved, and meet other medical students from across the country.

Dear Colleagues,

Do you want to get involved with a CFMS position? Did you miss our Fall Call for applications? We have positions open for the Winter! Applications will close on Feb 3rd, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. No late applications will be accepted. 

CFMS Student Initiative Grants: Call for Applications (Due February 11th)