Weekly Newsletter: September 12, 2022

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Opportunities and Events
Murmurs: The Journal of Art and Healing, 10th Edition Editorial Team Recruitment

Interested in exploring the Arts and Humanities? Join the Murmurs Editorial Team! Each year, Murmurs publishes a bilingual magazine which features visual works and literary submissions from Canadian medical students to emphasize the creative elements of clinical practice and learning. We also explore a research topic related to Medicine and the Arts, which culminates in a poster presentation at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME)!

The commitment ranges between 5-8hrs/month and open positions are the following:

  • Administration/Logistics (1): Distribute call-for-submission announcements, manage magazine mail-outs, finances, social media posts.
  • Layout Editor (3): Organize submissions and oversee magazine assembly & formatting.

If interested, please complete the following application by Friday September 30th, 2022 at 11:59PM. We accept submissions in English and French. https://forms.gle/LCoD73FEbErGYztv8

You can see https://murmursmag.wordpress.com/ for online versions of our previous editions.

For more information, contact us at murmurseditors@gmail.com!

Nominations for the 2023 AFMC Awards

We are calling on nominations for the 2023 AFMC awards. The deadline for all nominations to be submitted is October 15, 2022.

The AFMC Awards recognize and celebrate distinguished individuals for their leadership, excellence, and achievements in academic medicine. We are delighted to announce that the AFMC has created 8 new awards to be presented for the first time at the inaugural International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM).

Sustainability and Climate Change Committee

Climate change is currently the largest global health threat in the world! We are looking for enthusiastic environmental advocates to join the Sustainability and Climate Change Committee. Join us for a great year! No prior experience is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry or Liam at uottawasacc@gmail.com.

Apply now: https://forms.gle/P2UYhHScvBNSNeRP7

Deadline: September 16th at midnight (11:59 PM)

For more information, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uottawasacc

Physician Innovator

Interested in healthcare innovation/entrepreneurship? Physician Innovator (https://www.physicianinnovator.com/) has created a FB group dedicated to individuals just like you.

The group will serve as a space for Canadian MDs/residents/medical students to share interesting articles/stories, learn more about the business aspect of healthcare innovation, network with like-minded people etc.

All are welcome to join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/992159091474168.

Free OSCE Preparation

Oscer is a clinical reasoning platform powered by artificial intelligence that allows medical students to take histories from a database of 200+ patients. You can use it to practice histories, use the OSCE scripts with friends, and learn conditions.

Oscer.ai is giving away free upgrades to students in preparation for our OSCEs & clinical exams. Make sure you sign up before Friday, September 16, 2022 to get your account upgraded to Prime for free: http://www.oscer.ai/signup?promo_code=AESCULAPIAN. The prime account access will last until January 16, 2023.

You can learn more about Oscer at their website – https://www.oscer.ai/. As the company is based in Australia, they are hoping to get some feedback on how to improve from students using the platform outside the country.

The Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference on Healthcare (ISRCH)

The Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference on healthcare (ISRCH) is recruiting 3 new executive members for the 2022/2023 year!

ISRCH is a student-run research conference in healthcare that provides students with opportunities to present their research and form collaborations with world-renowned researchers. Getting involved in a conference planning position as an executive member looks amazing on your CV and residency applications, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Our currently available positions are:

  • VP Finance
  • VP Events
  • VP Promotion

For more information about the responsibilities for each of the roles, see the PDF below.

To apply for a position, please send us your CV along with a statement of interest (250 words) in which you specify which position you’re interested in. Submit your application via email to isrchcommunication@gmail.com by no later than September 16th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. The time commitment for all of these positions is approximately 2 hours per week, but will increase closer to the conference date (and decrease afterwards). No previous event organization experience is required, and both English and French stream students are encouraged to apply!

UOJM Executive Team Applications – Deadline Extended

The University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine (UOJM) is recruiting members for the 2022-2023 academic year. We are looking for proactive and motivated students at the University of Ottawa to fill the following vacancies on our Executive Team: Managing Editor, Administrative Director, Finance Director, Research Outreach Director, Promotions Director, Publication Co-director (x2), Publication Assistant (x2). We are also recruiting Associate Editors and Reviewers to join our Editorial Team. Please see the following link for more information about each of the positions: Position Descriptions.

The deadline for applications has been extended to September 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm. Applications are available at: https://linktr.ee/uojm

If you have any questions, please contact us at contact@uojm.ca.

Medical Specialties Resource Hub

The Student Wellness Committee is excited to launch a new initiative which we hope will help you explore the different specialties in medicine! The pandemic has been hard on a lot of levels. One reason that is particularly relevant to where we stand in our academic development is that we cannot explore our future career paths adequately through elective observerships. In order to mitigate this problem, we are launching the Medical Specialties Resource Hub – an initiative that is meant to be for students, by students. In the following document you will find a Resource Hub for every specialty in medicine. We have collaborated with interest groups who have provided some basic information and resources for their respective specialty. Now, we want to share the document with you and ask you to submit any type of resources that have come across and found useful (official documents, youtube video, social media links, etc.).

Here is the document: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1_IfZ0a_zGEbJEZa-BUbzX66v2kXH8h6jFVJw6HTB1M8/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=101066974006528520267.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Anti-Racism
  • Past Meeting Minutes: click here
  • Educational Resources: click here
  • Mentoring Program for Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Learners:
    • In collaboration with the Medical Diversity and LGBTQ2SA+ Advocacy Group (MDAG) within the Aesculapian Society, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has established a group/peer mentoring program for all SGM members within the Faculty of Medicine. Meetings are held monthly to connect SGM learners with one other and with SGM faculty. Whether you are an experienced faculty member or new to the Faculty of Medicine, if you would like to find out more about the mentoring process, are considering becoming a mentor/mentee, and/or would like to get together and network with other colleagues and faculty members from the SGM community, please contact the office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at edifom@uottawa.ca.


Opportunities and Events
Foundations in Leadership Program

The Foundations in Leadership program, led and supervised by Dr. Alykhan Abdullah, is a year-long program for first-year medical students at uOttawa.

It is an innovative leadership curriculum that supplements the MD program, and a pioneer in implementing leadership training for undergraduate medical students in Ontario. This program will involve a series of sessions, workshops, and training opportunities hosted by a series of eminent physicians and leaders across a diversity of fields in medicine.

In addition to sharpening your skills in leadership, you will have the opportunity to build connections with physicians across the spectrum of leadership positions. You will receive a certificate, signed by Dr. Abdullah, upon completion of the program to acknowledge your efforts to foster your leadership skills. There are limited spots in the program, so please fill out the application via the link below.

You can also look out for our posts on Facebook! Applications are due Friday, September 16th at 11:59 PM. Any questions can be directed to foundationsmedicalleadership@gmail.com.

We look forward to your applications and seeing all of you throughout the year! Apply here: https://forms.gle/UQdTSNHhN7pHe5AU7.

Please note that both French and English stream students are welcome to apply, but sessions will be held in English.

Ruth Chen, Emma Huang, & Pouriya Sadeghi
Foundations in Leadership Program Coordinators

More Than Just Soup – A student-led initiative with the Vanier Social Pediatric Hub

Are you looking to get involved in social pediatrics, network with key community members, and make a difference locally here in Ottawa? Then please fill out the form below before September 14th to volunteer with the Vanier Social Pediatric Hub’s More Than Just Soup program!


Med Show

MD2025 and MD2026: Join Med Show – the annual uOttawa Med Musical!

Med Show is an annual musical written and produced by pre-clerkship uOttawa medical students. No previous musical experience is needed to partake! This year, we will be putting on a medical parody production of Romeo and Juliet. Songs will be parodies based off existing musical numbers or popular songs.

Please see the Google Form for more details on the show and to sign up to join the cast or crew! Feel free to email medshow.uottawa@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE: Monday, September 19th at 11:59 pm https://forms.gle/Cfqi4c6MLCV1E66w8


Opportunities and Events
COSIN Roundtable Events

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