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Medical student writers, the OMA wants to hear from you

The Ontario Medical Association is pleased to provide an online forum for any Ontario medical student to write an article about their journey to becoming a doctor. 

Posted on the OMA website, the student-penned articles may also be shared across various OMA communication channels and promoted to more than 43,000 physicians. 

Here are some ideas about potential topics to write about: 

  • Share personal knowledge: Contribute to other students’ learning by sharing tips on getting through medical school, tried and true study habits or techniques used to reduce stress 
  • Describe a project or event you participated in to advocate for a better health-care system or a specific segment of the population 
  • Achievements: Shine the light on your personal/group and academic successes and achievements during medical school that impacted your peers, the system or the community 
  • Mentorship: Share insights on what you gained from being a mentor to another medical student or how your mentor inspires you 
  • Clerkship rotation: Write an article about a meaningful patient interaction during a clerkship rotation  

Article submission FAQs

The OMA accepts article submissions from any Ontario medical student. Content must be original and appeal to a broad range of medical students. 

Articles should be approximately 800-1,000 words. 

We encourage original photography to be supplied by writers, whenever possible.  

Photos should be supplied in colour as high-resolution JPEG or EPS files (300 dpi), or high-resolution PDF. 

Ensure no text appears in the photo to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements. 

Apply hyperlinks to the relevant text within the body of the article (do not include footnotes). 

The OMA retains the rights to all material published on its communication channels. Content may not be reproduced in whole or, in part, without the written permission of the Ontario Medical Association. 

Do you have a story to share with your peers? 

Reach out to discuss your story idea. 

Email Sophie Nicholls Jones