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Physician Resources

Below is a list of provincial and national organizations, associations and web resources that provide additional information for students interested in pursing a career as a doctor:

High School

Ontario Job Futures
Provides information on current trends and the future outlook for 190 occupations in Ontario.

Ontario School Counsellors’ Association
Offers information about occupations, sectors, study tips, scholarships, how to search for work and more.

Ontario Skills Passport
Provides descriptions of essential skills and work habits that are important for employment.

Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)

Processes applications for admission to universities in Ontario.

Study in Ontario
Explains the benefits of studying at a college or university in Ontario to international students.

University

Canadian Federation of Medical Students
Acts as the voice of Canadian medical students to the federal government, the public and national medical organizations.

Contact North
Provides Ontarians living in remote and rural communities with direct access to academic programs and courses from colleges and universities.

Ontario Medical School Application Service
Functions as a centralized application service for applicants to the 6 Ontario medical schools.

Medical School

Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR)
Addresses policy and advocacy issues of national interest for physicians training in Canada.

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
Acts as the voice of Canadian medical students to the federal government, the public and national medical organizations.

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)
Provides an electronic application service and computer match for postgraduate medical training.

Clerkship Travel Program
Starting July 1, 2012, medical students in the final two years of their program may receive up to $1,500 (taxes included) in travel and accommodation expense reimbursement for one rotation per academic year in an Academic Health Science Centre in Ontario that is 100 kilometers or further from the clerk’s home medical school.

Ontario Medical Student Association (OMSA)
Represents the political, clinical and economic interests of Ontario’s medical profession. Provides information for medical students.

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)
Ensures its members have optimal training and working conditions. Has a prepping for residency section.

Residents

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Advocates on behalf of its members and the public for high quality health care and provides leadership and guidance to physicians.

Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)
Provides an electronic application service and computer match for postgraduate medical training.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Provides quality patient care through education, research and the promotion of best practices.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
Issues certificates of registration for all physicians in Ontario and provides peer assessment.

McMaster's Mac-CARE
Arranges for core rotations for 4 weeks or longer in Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Brantford and the surrounding areas.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
Arranges for core rotations at northern training sites, including: North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins. 

Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)
Promotes the quality of family medicine in Ontario through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
Represents the political, clinical and economic interests of Ontario’s medical profession.

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)
Ensures its members have optimal training and working conditions.

Resident Doctors of Canada
Addresses policy and advocacy issues of national interest for physicians training in Canada.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Sets the standards for postgraduate medical education and for certifying specialist physicians.

Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)
Arranges core and elective rotations for medical trainees across south central Ontario.

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
Supports rural physicians, delivers continuing rural medical education, facilitates research into rural health issues and more.

Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN)
Provides rural regional training experience to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.