The OMA and the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) are happy to announce the Lobby Day and Leadership summit weekend from April 11th – 13th, in Toronto, Ontario.
Participants will be reimbursed for travel, accommodations and meals.
Submit a 300 word (max) statement in a Word document expressing why you are interested in participating in the Leadership and Lobby Day Summit and what you hope to gain from this experience. Only students who are available for the full three days will be accepted.
Available to attend for full three days April 11-13th in Toronto, ON
Interest in advocacy and leadership
Contribution to Ontario Political Advisory Committee (OPAC) (preferred)
The statement of interest must be anonymous (meaning no mention of your name, medical school name or medical school city). Submit your statement of interest as a Microsoft Word document titled YOUR NAME – UNIVERSITY to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of the email as OMSA Lobby-Leadership Application by Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.
No other documents will be considered in the application.
What happens during this weekend?
Saturday, April 11th
The leadership session will be led by Dr. Josh Tepper focusing on leadership in healthcare. Through interactive sessions, students will also have the opportunity to network and learn from prominent Physician Leaders who have broadened their scope beyond clinical practice. Delegates will learn leadership skills that can be applied both as medical students and as future physicians.
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Saturday Evening – April 11th
All participants are invited to a reception and dinner at the InterContinental’s Signatures Restaurant. This will provide an opportunity for attendees to reflect on the day and socialize with their colleagues in a casual environment.
Lobby Day Preparation
Sunday, April 12th
Participants will hone their advocacy skills to effectively communicate issues to decision makers. Delegates will be thoroughly briefed on this year’s political advocacy ask. They will also learn valuable tools for grassroots lobbying and recognizing the importance of advocacy in improving our health-care system.
Queen’s Park Lobby Day
Monday, April 13th
Delegates will attend question and answer period in the morning and then have the opportunity to meet with MPPs at Queen`s Park.