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Medical Students

Congratulations on your journey so far toward your career in medicine – we know you have put in a lot of hard work to get here and we wish you all the best as you move forward.

Why Choose Family Medicine?

Did you know that Family Medicine offers a broad scope, diverse options for practice settings, and greater opportunities for connected relationships with patients than other medical specialties? As you consider your career choices, please reach out to us if we can help answer the questions you have about Family Medicine: [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Choose Family Medicine – Virtual Panel Discussion
Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET
Hear from four family physicians as they share their diverse career journeys and unique insights on Family Medicine.

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Family Medicine Summit – Knowledge for the Now
Innovative, flexible virtual format | Stellar lineup of speakers | Special rates for medical students
January 30 to February 27, 2021

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Family Medicine Interest Groups

Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIG) are led by medical students for medical students, and aim to raise awareness and engage students, residents and staff in the field of family medicine.

Every medical school in Ontario has an FMIG, which offers an excellent way for you to explore the specialty of family medicine and meet other students like you.  

FMIG-hosted activities throughout the year are designed to familiarize students with the many aspects of family medicine. Events may include, for example, talks, panel discussions, and clinical activities through which students can meet family physicians and residents, and explore diverse family practice interests – such as research, rural medicine, obstetrics, emergency medicine and public health.

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Funding for Medical Student Initiatives

Did you know the OCFP makes funding available for selected special initiatives and events by family medicine residents and medical students at each of the six medical schools across the province?

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