Student Section

A message from your 2016-2017 National Student Representatives

As the current National Student Reps, we are pleased to work with all of you. The FMWC Student Group is a national network of local FMWC branches that host a variety of events that further the skills and interests of female medical students as physicians-in-training. Our breadth of events span professional and social development workshops and include awareness and advocacy events on both local and national levels. We are also very excited to offer student scholarships for research and leadership from generous FMWC donors and supporters.

Please consider joining FMWC as a student now and become quickly involved in a growing national network of female physicians and benefit from the incredible professional opportunities available to members! The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) not only welcomes female medical students to become members, but encourages them to do so with reduced membership fees of only $25.

You’ll learn firsthand from professionals in your field, finding mentors when you need one most as well as make lifelong friends. As well as benefiting from FMWC activities at branch and national levels, FMWC student members can participate in student activities of the Medical Women’s International Association.

Some benefits of becoming an official student member of the FMWC:

  • Eligibility to apply for the National Student Leadership Award given each year at the National Conference.
  • Access to your local Mentoring Program where you are matched with a physician who can provide career advice, chat about work-life balance and provide shadowing opportunities.
  •  Access to the Canada-wide physician mentor list online.
  • Discounted rates to National Conference/Annual General Meeting, which takes place in a different Canadian city each fall and is an opportunity to network with physicians from all over Canada and hear expert lectures in the field of women's health
  • Leadership opportunities: you can apply to become your branch's student representative and help plan FMWC events in your community, you can apply for FMWC's national student representative to support branch representatives and sit on the board, and you can take lead roles on individual community initiatives such as the national PAP Test Campaign, expert talks and networking events.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either of us.

See you soon,

Brittany Dryer, Amanpreet Brar & Danusha Jebanesan

*The FMWC National Student Representative attends meetings of the Board of Directors and brings to the attention of the board, issues of relevance to female medical students. This student is a voting member of the board and is nominated by her peers.

Click here to view the Student Representative Handbook