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 […]

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.

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.

NAC OSCE sessions in BC

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We are posting an invitation relating to the NAC OSCE that we received from our colleagues at the Association of International Medical Doctors of BC.  Each year they host educational sessions for the upcoming NAC OSCE examination.  Their website is aimdbc.org.  Here is their invitation: “We are excited to announce that on September 2nd we are starting the educational […]

Resources: Books

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Medical school involves buying lots of books, most of them for courses that you use once.  Listed below are books that have been recommended for the big exams…

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!

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? 

2014 Residency Positions–42 IMG spots in BC

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This year at the University of British Columbia, there were 42 positions in the IMG stream: 36 in Family Medicine, 3 in Internal Medicine, 1 in Pediatrics, and 2 in Psychiatry. You may find this information, and the information about all positions available in Canada through CaRMS here, then click Program Description Directories, R-1 Main […]