Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting of SOCASMA

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The 2017 AGM will be held soon: Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Time:  6:45 PM Place:  West Point Grey United Church at 4595 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC                  Between Tolmie and Sasamat Please RSVP to SOCASMA@outlook.com

2017 Summer Informational Meeting

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SUMMER INFORMATION MEETING. We will be having our summer meeting for CSAs and family members. Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017; Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: West Point Grey United Church at 4595 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Between Tolmie and Sasamat. We will discuss the new mandatory Clinical Assessment Program which will likely impede many–not all– CSAs […]

SOCASMA goes National–New Constitution

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Constitution of  The Society for Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad     Name The name of the society is The Society for Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad.   Purposes The purposes of the Society are: To assist Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad (current medical students and graduates) to obtain postgraduate medical training in preparation for practicing medicine in […]

Follow our Facebook Page where we post information for CSAs regularly

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Current Information for CSAs is posted on our Facebook Page:  Society of Canadians Studying Medicine Abroad.   Our website contains basic general information for the general public and other postings for Members Only.  We encourage all CSAs to follow our Facebook page where we try to share information relevant to students and residents.

Powerpoints for CSAs posted

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Powerpoint presentations for Members.  The Powerpoint presentation, Information for CSAs, from the November 21, 2016 AGM has been posted in the members only section.  So has the Powerpoint presentation providing advice for the USMLEs.  If there is any difficulty with accessing these, please let us know at socasma@outlook.com.

Updated Memberships

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Updated Memberships:  We have now completed entry of all new and renewed memberships in SOCASMA since our Annual General Meeting.  If you are unable to log in to socasma.com as a member and are a member, please email us at socasma@outlook.com and we will attend to the problem.

Information for CSAs – update from Aug 2016 meeting

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Information for CSAs – PowerPoint presentation from our Aug 2016 meeting has been posted in our Resources for members only section.

Minutes of August 18, 2015 meeting

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Minutes are available to members only under “Directors Reports”.

Job Opportunity for CSA medical student or graduate

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Full Time Opportunity for a Medical School Student or Graduate who is between studies  medskl.com – a worldwide FOAMed initiative that will be launched later this year – is looking for an strong medical school student to help with medical editing and writing. This is a full time opportunity; it is suitable for a student taking […]

New Practice Ready Program

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Practice Ready Program.  There has been some concern by our members that CSAs who have taken residency training in places recognized by the CPSBC, RCPSC, and CFPC would have another hurdle to overcome with the inception of this new program.  That is not the case.  Here is Health Match BC’s explanation of the program. The […]

JOINING SOCASMA

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JOINING SOCASMA.   You can join online or by mailing a cheque to SOCASMA.  Your $20 membership fee entitles you and your family to membership and access to the MEMBERS ONLY part of our website.  Online:  Once you have paid your membership online, email us at socasma@outlook.com and give us (a) the names and email addresses […]

New Members: Activate your membership

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Members:  Welcome new members who joined at the AGM!  We have emailed to all our new members who joined SOCASMA at the AGM on November 20, 2014 authorizations to register on the website.  THESE NEED TO BE ACTIVATED.  Follow the link.  Click to fill out your profile.  Fill it in.  Change your password.  The next time […]

Who is SOCASMA?

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SOCASMA is a society based in Canada whose aim is to help Canadians Studying medicine Abroad (CSAs) come back to Canada.  On the picture below, the red stars are the countries where our members attend school.  Don’t see a star where you go to medical school?  Join us so we can add one!

Money Facts: The cost/benefit of resident physicians in B.C.

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What does it cost to train and resident and what would it cost to replace the work that they do? 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Listed below are questions frequently asked about SOCASMA.  Read and learn about what we do, why we do it and how we work.  If you have any additional questions, please send us an email so we can answer your questions and then post them here.