Resources

The Ontario Medical Student Association (OMSA) would like to welcome the incoming classes at our six Ontario medical schools!

OMSA is so excited to have such a wonderful group of students entering medicine and our family. The journey may have been short for some and long for others but not to worry, you're all here now!

Starting medical school is exciting and can be overwhelming for some. Are you worried for med school? Are you excited for med school?

To help with your transition and your journey, the OMSA Education Committee has created the Incoming Student Handbook that's fit to answer all your questions and quell all your fears around medical school. Checklists, timelines and more! Get your copy of the Incoming Student Handbook, here

For more information on the guide or to contribute to future iterations please contact education@omsa.ca.

We are very excited to announce the release of first iteration of “Insights into Physician Workforce Trends in Ontario”, presented to you by the Ontario Medical Student Association (OMSA) Education Committee!

This HHR guide offers Ontario medical students an outline of the job market for future physicians in Ontario. Each specialty has a section dedicated to it, outlining program director comments and a job prospects summary. While the healthcare system can be unpredictable and constantly fluctuates, we hope the projections within this guide can serve as one of the many tools that will inform the decisions you make in the pursuit of your desired specialty. Get your copy of the HHR Guide, here

For more information on the guide or to contribute to future iterations please contact education@omsa.ca.

The OMSA Interest Group Database is a list of contacts for the various interest groups in the different Ontario medical schools. The contacts on this list can be used by the interest groups to connect with similar groups in other medical schools to share ideas and collaborate. 

For more information on the database or to contribute to future iterations please contact education@omsa.ca.

The OMSA Medical Education Researchers Database is a list of contacts of researchers with a focus on medical education in the different Ontario medical schools. The contacts on this list can be used by the students to connect with researchers across Ontario to work on medical education research projects. 

For more information on the database or to contribute to future iterations please contact education@omsa.ca.

Over the 2015-2016 academic year, the Ontario Medical Student Association (OMSA) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) have worked together to create a toolkit for students wishing to develop student led clinics at their schools. The guide was updated over the 2016-2017 academic year under the leadership of Brandon Chau (Schulich).

Originally led by Kaylynn Purdy (NOSM) & Noam Berlin (Toronto), the toolkit introduces evidence for the utility of student run clinics in terms of effectiveness of learning and patient care. Thirteen authors from across the country provide information on how to leverage funds, perform a needs assessment, and deal with wary administrations.

For more information on the guide or to contribute to future iterations please contact vpeducation@cfms.org  or education@omsa.ca.