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.

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 […]

Government wants feedback from us for next budget

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Here is a letter from the finance minister asking for our suggestions for the next budget.  We encourage everyone to put in their recommendation to make residencies more accessible to CSAs.

The Ministry of Advanced Education talks the talk but does not walk the walk

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Objective 2.2 of the 2013-2015 Service Plan of the Ministry of Advanced Education is to develop a highly internationalized education system.  The plan requires that BC’s International Education Strategy: “expand opportunities for BC students to participate in study and work abroad experiences to gain knowledge and build relationships that will enable them to be successful in […]