OMSA Executive Endorses YES Vote for Physician Services Agreement 2016

As the representative voice of Ontario’s 3,500 medical students, the Executive of the Ontario Medical Students Association has voted to endorse the 2016 tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA) between the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).Over the past week, the OMSA Executive has consulted a wide variety of sources, including information and legal analyses from the Ontario Medical Association, Concerned Ontario Doctors, the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, and analyzed the Physician Services Agreement in order to best determine the impact it will have on medical students. Additionally, both Co-Chairs of the Ontario Medical Students Association have been observers on the Board of the Ontario Medical Association and have seen the PSA’s development firsthand. 

From our analysis of the PSA 2016, we encourage all OMSA members to vote “yes”! 

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Statement: Ontario Medical Students (OMSA) & Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Statement Regarding Residency Reduction Update

As medical student representative organizations, both the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) would like to update our members on the anticipated reductions in the number of Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) PGY-1 residency positions for the the 2017 R1 Main Residency Match.

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Press Release: Ontario Medical Students Lobby for Improved Long-Term Care for Ontario's Seniors

As Ontario’s future doctors, we believe that improving long-term care (LTC) access for seniors should be a priority in the context of an aging Canadian population. Today, 60 Ontario medical students from the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA), an organization that represents over 3500 medical students in Ontario, have travelled to Queens Park to advocate for increased seniors access to LTC.

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Press Release Re: Changes to Postsecondary Student Financial Support in Ontario

The Ontario Medical Students’ Association (OMSA) applauds the Ontario provincial government’s efforts to make education accessible to all Ontario residents.  The tuition structure of postsecondary education, and especially professional programs like medical school, have too long favoured students from high income earning families.

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