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May 2019 MCCQE Part 2 Pre-Application Open

The pre-application period for the May 2019 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II is now open. For eligibility requirements, see: If you are interested in taking the May 2019 MCCQE Part II, the following STEPS are required: Step 1: You must add your name to the pre-application list through your account at any time between October 23 and November 27, 2018. o Click on “Examination” on the left panel o Click on “Apply for an examination” on the centre panel o Click on “MCCQEII May 2019”. You will need to answer a few questions. Once completed, you will see a confirmation screen

OMA Resident Achievement Award Nominations Open

Do you know a resident who: - is looked up to as a respected leader? - demonstrates innovation in education? - creates a positive culture by fostering a shared love of medicine? - advocates for residents and resident issues? - is a resourceful, outside-of-the-box thinker? Now is your chance to recognize a colleague by nominating them for an OMA Resident Achievement Award. To find out more and to submit a nomination, please click here. The deadline to nominate is Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1700h.


To all the residents sitting the Part 2 LMCC this weekend, good luck! I feel your pain, I'll be right there alongside you. Here's a friendly reminder to bring the following as mentioned on the MCC website: A plain white lab coat without a university or hospital crest A stethoscope (non-electronic) A reflex hammer A printed copy of your Entrance Card Happy studying! See you all on the other side!

Undergraduate Teaching Nights

Posted on behalf of Drs Vanessa Audet and Kristen Mayrand Announcement #1 We are looking for residents who are interested in teaching 1st and 2nd year medical school students! We are in charge of the Family Medicine Resident Teaching Night (FM-RTN) and are looking to establish a mailing list. FM-RTNs are group sessions where family medicine residents teach medical students about common topics in family medicine using a case-based format. There will also be an opportunity for the students to ask questions to the residents about family medicine as a career, CaRMS, clerkship, electives, etc. Sessions will take place approximately once per month and usually take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. You

Cannabis Legalization in Canada - What this means for you!

October 17th has come and gone, and with it, marijuana use in Canada has now become legal. This has obvious repercussions on our patients so try and plan an approach to this discussion should patients wish to discuss it with you. A really helpful resource is a patient information leaflet found on the Government of Canada's website. Here's the link:

Undergraduate Teaching Opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to teach at the undergraduate medicine level? Do you have a passion for technical skills and want to pass on your knowledge and tips to medical students? Do you want a free dinner? Queen's Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting a Suturing Workshop for the first and second year medical students on Monday, October 29 from 5:30 to 8:15 pm, and is looking for your help! Commitment would involve teaching the basic skills of suturing (specifically: sharps safety, the simple interrupted stitch, the vertical mattress stitch, and knot tying) in a small group setting for two 1-hour long, back-to-back sessions. Students will use synthetic suture pads as p


As many of you have heard or read, the OMA and the Provincial government have failed to come to an agreement regarding contracts and talks have now officially gone to arbitration. This has been an ongoing issue for many years, but it has now recently reached a critical point. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for OMA news emails or log onto the section on Member News for more information.


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