How to: access R-1 Match Results

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CaRMS has recently added a new video: How to access your R-1 Match result. Find it, as well as other instructional videos, on CaRMS’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/carmsvideo.

How To: Activating your Membership

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Members:  Welcome new members!  We have sent authorizations out to everyone who is a paid member 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 you go to socasma.com, log in and all the MEMBERS ONLY sections […]

In the news: GP for every Manitoban is nearly impossible to achieve

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The Doctor Dilemma: There are more than ever, but family physician for every Manitoban is nearly impossible to achieve.  In 2011, the elected NDP government stated “[b]y 2015, every Manitoban who wants a family doctor will have access to one.” Fast forward to more than halfway into their mandate, the Free Press examined how the […]

In the News: Mandatory exam for international medical graduate

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Canadian medical student Omar Abdulrahman decries the new mandatory exam for international medical graduates in Ontario.  Read Lucy Scholley’s  article on Metro here.

Fundamental Legal overview

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SOCASMA’s goals are basically about going back to fundamentals:  that all Canadians live under a democracy that honours equality, fairness and freedom.   Read the overview below and become aware of how our fundamental rights are being violated.

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.

FAQ: Tuition Fees Differences

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Do CSAs pay substantially higher tuition for medical schools? The average annual tuition cost ranges from $12,250 (CDN) in Poland to $66,369 (CDN) in Australia.  Some CSAs chose to study abroad because tuition costs were lower than Canadian medical schools.  (Source:  2010 CaRMS survey)

FAQ: CSAs VS CMGs

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Are CSAs less qualified to practice medicine than CMGs? In all probability some are less qualified, some are equally qualified, and others are more qualified. National medical knowledge and skills (MCCEE) and clinical skills (NAC OSCE) examinations are designed to ensure that IMGs including CSAs have the knowledge and skill necessary to work as resident […]

FAQ: Reasons for studying abroad

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Do CSAs study abroad because they cannot get into Canadian medical schools?   Some yes.  Some no. 1.  In 2010 the CaRMS CSA survey reported: 26.7% of CSAs have never applied to a Canadian medical school 37.0% of CSAs applied only one time to Canadians medical schools (The survey results do not set out how many […]

FAQ: Barriers to resident positions CSAs who study abroad

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Are CSAs and their families fully aware of the barriers to resident positions when they choose to study medicine abroad? No.  In December 2011, a briefing document released by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and UBC’s Faculty of Medicine stated they were aware of this lack of knowledge.  The brief states […]