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.

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”.

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 […]

Resources: General Advice

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You must be a member in order to view the links.  Join up now! Read this after perusing the timelines that have been posted. As you go through medical school, there will be A LOT going on in your life.

Media: CSAs are not second rate medical graduates

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It is concerning that there is a promoted prejudice that Canadians who choose to study medicine overseas are second rate medical graduates.  A system that prevents competition on merit fosters a culture of entitlement and prejudice which harms CSAs, the public, and the medical profession.

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?