For Medical Students

Our student members contribute significantly to College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) activities and policy development. A College priority is the enhancement of the family medicine experience in every Canadian medical school. The CFPC helps to support Canadian medical students via the following groups and services:

Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) 

Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) are groups run by medical students for medical students. These groups aim to:

  • Increase exposure to Family Medicine during undergraduate medical school
  • Promote postgraduate training and practice in Family Medicine
  • Improve the overall image of Family Medicine within the undergraduate medical school setting

Learn more about FMIGs.  

Section of Medical Students (SOMS)

If you are a medical student member of the CFPC, the Section of Medical Students (SOMS) Council is your voice on matters related to family medicine and its advocacy. The SOMS Council is a national committee of medical students established to be the voice of the student members of the CFPC and to link the College with medical students in each university across Canada. Two Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) representatives from each Canadian medical school serve as representatives on the SOMS Council. If you have an issue you’d like to discuss with the SOMS, or a topic you would like to be discussed at the next SOMS Council meeting, email SOMS.

Learn more about the SOMS.  

CFPC Membership for Medical Students

If you are a medical student, you are able to join the CFPC and maintain your membership for free! To qualify for this membership category, you must be enrolled in a Canadian University faculty of medicine program leading to the MD degree. Benefits include: a reduced annual subscription rate for the Canadian Family Physician (CFP), free online access to Self LearningTM and MDCME.ca, research services from the Canadian Library of Family Medicine, Scotiabank professional banking and financial services at preferred rates….and more! 

Join now, and learn more about the membership benefits available to medical students!

Pursuing Family Medicine as a Career

Do you have questions about pursuing a career in family medicine? Do you want to know if family medicine is for you? Our “Frequently Asked Questions about Family Medicine” page may have the answers!

Read our FAQs.  

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