The Ontario Medical Student Association (OMSA) is the dedicated student voice of the OMA. They represent the views and concerns of the over 3,000 Ontario medical students on a number of issues.Over the past few years, OMSA has been very concerned about the decrease in medical school accessibility and the negative effects this will have on our healthcare system. Since 1998, OMSA has fought against tuition deregulation and has actively lobbied the provincial government to freeze tuition levels and increase government assistance to lower income students. OMSA has appealed to their future colleagues as well. In 2000, the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund was established after executive members of OMSA recognized the need for more financial assistance programs. Students appealed to Council members of the Ontario Medical Association who responded by developing and contributing to this financial assistance program. More recently, OMSA has also started working to make certain that all Ontario medical students are able to access postgraduate training positions in this province. While medical school enrolment has increased steadily in the last few years, residency positions have not kept pace. OMSA is committed to working toward ensuring that there are adequate postgraduate training positions in Ontario, and that these positions are appropriately distributed among the various disciplines so graduates are able to enter their disciplines of interest. The Student Section of the OMA was officially founded during the Ontario Medical Association's AGM in May 1974 and started using the acronym "OMSA" in 2004. Students at each of the six Ontario medical schools (Western, McMaster, Toronto, Queens, Ottawa, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine) elect two representatives to serve on the Student Section Executive for a two-year term. These representatives elect a Chair, Co-Chair, and Treasurer as well as Directors of Representation, Communications, Services, and Education to serve for a one-year period.
For more information and initiatives of OMSA please visit www.omsa.ca.
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) provides hosting services for websites of various Constituency Groups, and does not monitor or review the content posted therein. Therefore the views and the opinions expressed on this Constituency Group Website may not reflect the views, policies, and opinions of the OMA. The OMA does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on this website, nor does it accept any responsibility for its contents.
You can adjust your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and allow users to log in. Without this type of cookie, our services won't work properly or won't be able to provide certain basic features and functionalities.
This setting cannot be changed.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
These cookies are used to link web visits to social media campaigns conducted through social sites, such as Facebook. Our ad management providers use these cookies to populate an advertisement for us when you visit other websites.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!
Google Analytics page views are anonymized, with no personally identifying information. These cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website, for instance which pages are visited most often, in order to provide a better user experience.
We participate in advertising programs that display advertising about us on other unaffiliated websites (e.g. Facebook). We customize this advertising to you based on your having visited our website.
We use technologies such as cookies and pixels to collect information on how users navigate our website.
If you do not want to receive interest-based advertising on other websites or would like to exercise choices about the third party advertising networks that provide you with interest-based advertising, please see the opt-out options below. Please note that if you opt-out you may still receive online advertising from us on other websites or applications. However, these advertisements will not be displayed to you based on your interests.
Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics. You can opt-out of network advertising programs that track your activities across multiple websites to deliver personalized advertising content to you. Please visit Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada Opt-Out Page, NAI Opt-Out Page and the Ad Choices Opt-Out Page.
Cookies. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can: (i) go to your browser settings and change your settings so you are notified when you receive a cookie and you can choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies by selecting this option in your browser; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. Disabling cookies may negatively impact how oma.org works for you by breaking the “stay signed in” functionality and parts of the “My Account” application.
Privacy Officer150 Bloor St. WSuite 900Toronto, ONM5S 3C1