Position Descriptions Fall Call 2019
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Research Committee3NThe Research Committee will work directly with the National Officers of Research (Jr. & Sr.) to support CFMS research iniatives from all portfolios. Additionally, members will have the opportunity to undertake initiatives to help provide resources/support to medical students interested in or already conducting research. Overall members of this committee will have the opportunity to shape the future projects of the Research Committee.
Matchbook2NThe Matchbook file lead position will serve to oversee the production and creation of the CFMS Matchbook. This role will require collation and aggregation of CaRMS match data released for the current match year and data collected from graduating medical students. Lastly, this role will involve creation of graphics/images for the publication. Therefore, experience with graphic design is highly recommended. Interest in scholarly writing or communications is an asset.
Accreditation1NThe Accreditation Lead will continue to refine the newly developed CFMS Independent Student Analysis Toolkit. The Toolkit will require updating to conform to the new CACMS elements and continued editing.
Policy Liaison2NThe Policy Liaison Lead will communicate closely with the CFMS VP Government Affairs, Committee on Health Policy, and National Officer of Health Policy. The Lead will assist in the development of education-related positions and policies as well as to more fully explore the educational ramifications of proposed CFMS policies and positions. The Lead will be available for editorial and scholarly support for position papers from the Education Committee and general membership. Interest in policy is an asset.
Interprofessional Education2NThe Interprofessional (IPE) Lead will assist with the creation of a new national alliance of health professional students. The IPE Lead will also contribute to the ongoing refinement of the CFMS Student Led Clinics (SLC) Guide. Previous experience with IPE or SLCs is an asset.
Technology and Innovation1NThe Technology and Innovation file lead will be tasked with determining how tech and innovation may be effectively integrated in the medical school curriculum, and help create opportunities for medical student involvement. They will also support relevant initiatives and serve as a source of expertise on this topic for the board and membership. This is a new file to the Education Committee and the lead will have flexibility in defining its direction.
Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduate2NThe Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG) file works on aspects of CFMS activities that relate to unmatched students including ensuring access to supports and unmatched student network, and creation of policy and CFMS initiatives that support students going through The Match.
Competency Based Medical Education2NThe Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) file is working on a literature review and policy analysis of CBME as it pertains to undergraduate medical education. This file will also work with external groups to determine how medical students may be supported in the transition to residency and CBME model of learning.
CITAC Representative1NThe CFMS representative to CITAC (Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada) http://www.citac-accfc.org/
Choosing Wisely Representative1NChoosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a national, clinician led campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary care. In 2015, CWC launched STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship). STARS is a national community of student leaders who lead grassroots initiatives to integrate resource stewardship into medical education at all 17 medical schools in Canada. CFMS is a key partner in STARS and the liaison position fosters this partnership and relationship. Responsibilities for the CWC liaison include (but are not limited to): provide feedback and input on STARS national or local efforts, as well as communications materials, participate in bi-monthly webinars, and be in regular email or teleconference contact with the CWC medical education team. This is a relatively new role so your creativity is welcome! We invite students with an interest in resource stewardship, medical education and leadership to apply for the liaison role. Read more about STARS here: http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/medical-education/
IT Assistant1NThe IT assistant will be supporting the National Information Officers in their work, including CFMS website maintenance and troubleshooting. Experience and expertise in information technology is preferred.
Graphics Designer 2NThe Graphics Designer will be designing content for promotional material on behalf of the CFMS to be distributed through a variety of media (including Instagram and Facebook) with the purpose of communicating to the CFMS membership and external stakeholders.
Media Engagement Team 3+NThe Media Engagement Team is tasked with creating, editing, and scheduling CFMS social media content. Ultimately, ensuring the organization’s achievements, successes, and updates is being communicated internally and externally in an effective and succinct manner on social media platforms. Preference given to candidates with experience with Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Global Health
HEART Committee4-8NPlease review the HEART website [https://www.cfms.org/what-we-do/global-health/heart.html] and the following from the recently updated HEART Terms of Reference:
The HEART Committee will be composed of between four (4) and eight (8) members-at-large. The HEART Network will consist of any interested CFMS members, with no maximum number of members.
• HEART committee members-at-large will be selected in the fall call for applications from the pool of CFMS member applicants by the CFMS Nominations Committee following its established selection practices, emphasizing representation from all regions.
• For any CFMS member school having a dedicated Environmental Sustainability or Climate Change Officer position, the person holding this position will be invited to join the HEART Network in the fall as an ex-officio member. These persons will also be eligible to apply to the core HEART Committee, should they wish to take on a larger role in national coordination.
• The HEART Committee members, once selected, may choose to delegate roles among themselves which may include but are not limited to: Education Director, Communications/Media Director, External Relations Director (CAPE Liaison), Internal Relations Director (Network Coordinator)
• The HEART Committee may choose to create sub-committees, drawn from Network members, on an as needed basis to assist the Committee in carrying out tasks
The HEART is specifically tasked with, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Informing medical students and their educational institutions of the role of health systems in climate change, both as a positive mitigator and a contributor
• In partnership with CFMS general members, the HEART should advocate for public policy, which mitigates environmental health risks in an equitable and evidence-based strategy
• Advises CFMS on organizational best practices to minimize environmental impact
The HEART Committee will coordinate a national strategy on student initiatives related to planetary health including climate change and other environmental impacts on health. This may include:
• Updating the core competencies on planetary health and examples of curriculum integration, and sending them out to peers and experts for feedback
• Providing support and resources (e.g. examples of curriculum modules, draft email templates) to members of the HEART network advocating for educational change at their medical schools
• Coordinating national initiatives (e.g. Earth Day Photo Contest) and international collaboration (e.g. with IFMSA) related to the environment & health

The HEART Network will consist of Environmental Sustainability / Climate Change Officers, in addition to any other interested CFMS members. They will collaborate with the HEART Committee on local environmental health & sustainability initiatives. This may include:
• Assessing the status of planetary health educational initiatives at their school.
• Working with local experts and faculty members to advocate for integration of the HEART national core competencies into the curriculum.
• Organizing local awareness or advocacy events/initiatives on environment and health, and participating in national initiatives (e.g. HEART Earth Week Initiative)
The HEART Committee will meet via tele-conference at least once monthly between the CFMS Annual General Meeting and the CFMS Spring General Meeting. All members of the HEART Network will be invited on an open basis to join HEART meetings should they wish to, however they are not required to. The HEART Committee will send out updates to the HEART Network via email between meetings.
If you would rather join the HEART Network rather than the core HEART Committee, you may sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/huvZ3qW8cOaOnw7Y2.
Partnerships CommitteeNChair of this committee is the CFMS National Officer of Partnerships

Purpose of Committee: To increase member engagement with IFMSA by liasing and representing CFMS on their respective IFMSA portfolios. Each liaison is responsible for sitting on the CFMS respective portfolio and communicating relevant IFMSA opportunities to students. They may also be requested to represent CFMS on any related IFMSA webinars and online meetings.

• IFMSA Human Rights and Peace Liaison
• IFMSA Public Health Liaison
• IFMSA Sexual and Reproductive Health Liaison
• IFMSA Medical Education Liaison

• Passion and relevant experiences to portfolio
• Preferred experience with IFMSA
• Strong communicator, time management skills
Global Health Communications AssistantYIn this role, the Global Health communications assistant will provide support to the Director of Global Health, Global Health National Officers, and Task Forces/Committees in global health in maintaining their respective pages on the CFMS Website and keeping the pages up to date. This role may also include assisting in creation of CFMS social media content related to the Global Health Portfolio.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about global health with experience in website maintenance and/or communications and marketing;
Global Health Education CommitteeNThe Global Health Education Committee assists the CFMS NOGHE in leading and completing national projects pertaining to coordinated global health education within and beyond medical school curricula, collaborates with Local Officers of Global Health Education (LOGHEs) from across the country to collect and disseminate information about national projects, and cultivates an understanding of the current status of global health (GH) education at all
CFMS medical schools through regular communication with Local Officers of Global Health Education (LOGHEs) about ongoing local projects in global health education.
The Committee is chaired by the NOGHE and includes a skill-based team of two or more non-Board CFMS members appointed by the CFMS NOGHE via the Nominations and Selections process.

We are looking for individuals with a diverse set of perspectives on global health and medical education.
National IFMSA Exchange Contracts Task ForceNThe CFMS IFMSA National Exchange Officers invite students to apply for the National IFMSA Exchange Contracts Task Force. This task force will continue to explore ethical and logistical questions related to exchanges. The task force aims to produce a set of guidelines for the CFMS for negotiating IFMSA contracts.

Currently the CFMS holds IFMSA research and clinical exchange contracts with 35 countries around the world. Contracts provide 169 opportunities for Canadian students to participate in exchanges and, in turn, 60 international students are hosted in Canada. In the context of concrete literature about the ethics of international learning opportunities, the CFMS seeks to ensure exchanges operate within best practices. From the lens of these best practices, the task force will evaluate how contracts for clinical and research exchanges are developed.

Our goal is to create a strategic plan for the future of IFMSA clinical and research exchange contracts outlining:
• Criteria for evaluating partnerships from the national and student perspective
• Strengthen the current policy for curating feedback on exchanges
• Guidelines for equitable distribution of contracts

The task force is currently looking for leaders in global health or experience with exchanges to begin researching and working on these guidelines.
Government Affairs
Committee on Health Policy17NThe main roles of the COHP are to review all CFMS position papers that have been approved by the general membership and ensure that these papers are updated such that they continue to reflect CFMS goals, as well as coordinate and review position papers on new topics relevant to medical students.
Rapid Response Team Member6NThe Rapid Response Team, under the CFMS Advocacy portfolio, is a committee formed to address issues of political nature, or timely health policy topics, or other areas of priority for the CFMS to address with a quick turn around time. (ie. reviewing tax reform documents, response to pharmacare policy discussions, drafting up federal budget proposal documents, etc.) Experience with GAAC or GHA would be valued, however not necessary. Interest and dedication in working on health politics and health policy topics is a strong asset.
Rapid Response Team Lead2YThe Rapid Response Team, under the CFMS Advocacy portfolio, is a committee formed to address issues of political nature, or timely health policy topics, or other areas of priority for the CFMS to address with a quick turn around time. (ie. reviewing tax reform documents, response to pharmacare policy discussions, drafting up federal budget proposal documents, etc.) Experience with GAAC or GHA would be valued, however not necessary. Interest and dedication in working on health politics and health policy topics is a strong asset.
Day of Action 2020 Topic Research Committee4NThe Day of Action 2020 Topic Research Committee is tasked with the goal of conducting heavy research and any required consultations and partnerships for the advocacy theme/topic to shape the asks of the Day of Action 2020 initiative. The Day of Action 2020 initiative is an event that brings over 60 medical students from across the country from all CFMS member medical schools to Ottawa to discuss a pertinent issue and policy asks with Members of Parliament.
Health Human Resource Task Force10NThe new Health Human Resource Task Force represents the response of the CFMS to increasing concerns regarding the siloed approaches to Physician Resource Planning (PRP) and the broader Health Human Resources (HHR) in Canada. The HHR Task Force is an expansion of the Atlantic Task Force (ATF) that has pioneered Physician Resource Planning work for the Atlantic provinces creating a report called "Prospective Outlook on Atlantic Physician Workforce” to be published in December 2019. The ATF has also been extensively collaborating with all key stakeholders involved in PRP both provincially and nationally as they recognized that this work is a common issue to multiple stakeholder in our Candian Health care system. These interactions have shaped the strategy and direction of the ATF work leading to the creation of the CFMS HHR Task Force. The first project of the HHR Task Force will be to digitalize the ATF report and expand data collection to create a national online interactive platform to centralize the most relevant data/statistics of the current and projected physician workforces, by province, specialty, year and source of data. The interface will likely be depiction of every province and territory of Canada to simply illustrate the right mix, regional distribution and number of health care workers needed by our society. We foresee this platform to be of tremendous potential for providing a common medium of communication and collaboration between medical students and provincial health authorities (along with the other stakeholders involved in HHR). This will enable medical students to make an informed and socially accountable decision when choosing a specialty.

Our mission is to collaborate to modernise health human resource strategy towards an integrated health care system to provide accessible and personalized health services to every Canadian. There is tremendous potential for this HHR platform to enable stewardship between all levels of the physician workforce, our patient population, government, and the workforces of all health-related diciplines. Further details can be found in the ATF project description (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1riuhRo77nXHJT0olwm0QApKgG-vdwKDeBc7NyhSXyeA/edit?usp=sharing) and in the unofficial Terms of Reference for the HHR Task Force (https://drive.google.com/open?id=15qnMvF4a_HuZNHOHre0EAF3Byuea-i5X).

Applicants will be selected based on the external marking of the answers to the questions provided in the application form. Particular consideration will be given to applicants with previous experience in any of HHR strategy (member of the Atlantic Task Force or committee focusing on HHR, past academic or work experience in Public Health/Health Policy/Human Resources...), physician forecast models (design or implementation), physician resource plans, artificial intelligence/data analytics, communication/collaboration with national or international NFP organisations/governments. Please elaborate on these experiences in connection with the upcoming work of the HHR Task Force.
Finance, Audit, and Human Resources (FAHR) CommitteeVariableYThe Finance, Audit, and Human Resources (FAHR) Committee is responsible for helping the Executive assure the integrity and credibility of the organization’s financial statements and financial management. Individuals sitting on the Committee must understand the structure, mission and strategic plan of the organization. Each member shall be obliged to exercise all the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances where dealing with the affairs and property of another person. Responsibilities assigned to the Committee include:
1. Budget planning and oversight
2. Asset and investment management
3. Risk management and internal controls
4. Policies review and recommendations
5. Development of financial literacy resources.
Student Affairs
National Wellness Committee6YThe CFMS National wellness committee will oversee the continued planning and implementation of the national wellness program. Last year the CFMS launched its National Wellness Program, which has been very well received. We are specifically recruiting 6 members who will serve as file leads and oversee one of the major threads of our work; Programming, Advocacy, Awareness and Resiliency&Personal development. Each indiviudal will oversee committee(s) pertaining to different initiatives within that thread and work with the National Office of Wellness (NOW), Director student affairs and Regional Director attaché. More details on the national wellness program can be found here: https://www.cfms.org/news/2018/04/27/cfms-launches-the-national-wellness-initiative.html. The time commitment for position is estimated at 3h per week on average. Candidates should have a keen interest and experience in leading health and wellness initiatives at least locally at their respective MedSocs. Knowledge of current medical trainee wellness literature is an asset.
Longitudinal Wellness Initiative Committee6NThe Longitudinal Wellness Initiative (LWI) launched this year, as an effort to expand our wellness programming and further consider nurtition, mental, financial, physical and social/relationship wellness throughout the entire year beyond wellness challenge month. We are seeking 5 committee members (commitment about 2 hours/week) to join our team. Details of LWI can be found here, including this years content to date: https://www.cfms.org/what-we-do/student-affairs/longitudinal-wellness-initiative.html Committee members will have specific roles assigned within the team. Previous experience with health and wellness initiatives at the medsoc level is an asset but not requirement.
Services Committee10NThe services committee, led by the National Officer services is tasked with the following:
Assist the CFMS Board of Directors in fulfilling its fiduciary and corporate governance responsibilities in relation to obtaining, maintaining and promoting member discounts.
Create and manage of the electives database including resources available to all CFMS members participating in away electives at other member schools.
Create and manage of residency interview supports including creation and dissemination of interviews survey, reporting on the data from this survey and sharing interview preparation resources with CFMS members.
The group members will work directly with the national officer to accomplish the above. Successful candidates should commit to: preparation and attendance of teleconferences, review of background papers and policy statements of the CFMS, and preparing progress updates on their specific tasks. Previous experience with obtaining partnership agreements is an asset.
Wellness Curriculum Task Force2NCFMS Task Force on Development of Wellness Curriculum Framework:
- The task force will be co-chaired by the Student Affairs Attaché and a designated member from the group
- The task force will be composed of between 10-15 members (many of which were selected in the Spring 2019).

Members will be selected through Nominations Committee and by appointment to fulfill the following guidelines:
- There must be at least one member from each region (Western, Ontario, Quebec & Atlantic)
- At least two members should be members of the wellness roundtable
- At least one member should be a member of the academic roundtable
- At least one member should be a member of the national wellness committee

The task force is specifically responsible for:
- Working with the education portfolio, student affairs and undergraduate deans to create a common framework including principles, objectives and session design skeletons for a formal wellness curriculum.
- Environmental scan of formal and informal wellness curriculum and programming at schools.

- Creating a document that outlines a framework with common principles, objectives and session design for wellness curriculum in undergraduate medical education.
- Environmental scan documentation
Health Promoting Learning Environment Task Force
3NCFMS Task Force on Health Promoting Learning Environments

- The task force will be chaired by the Director of Student Affairs
- The task force as a group will select a co-chair
- The task force will be composed of between 10-15 members.

Members will be selected through Nominations Committee and by appointment to fulfill the following guidelines:
- There must be at least one member from each region (Western, Ontario, Quebec & Atlantic)
- At least three members should be members of the wellness roundtable
- At least one member should be a member of the national wellness committee

The task force is specifically responsible for:
- Developing a framework in consultation with relevant stakeholders for creating collaborative working groups of students, UGME, student affairs and other relevant decision makers at our member schools to address challenges around learner wellness at a systemic level. The working group will work to implement curricular, scheduling and other systemic level changes which develop health promoting undergraduate medical programs..
- Consultation on possible development of a national learner wellness charter in medical education.

- Development of an overarching strategy, information document and implementation toolkit for Medical Student associations on advocacy for creation and implementation of health promoting learning environment working groups/committees, including accompanying position paper/statement.
Student Leadership Development Co File Leads2YBetter preparing medical students with leadership skills is critical given that as medicine evolves it is increasingly being recognized that physicians should play a more prominent leadership role in health systems design. We have heard from you that leadership development is a priority and the CFMS wants to help our members.

The Co-File leads will work with the Director Student Affairs and external groups such as the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders to develop modules and engagement activities that will be shared widely with our members focused on leadership development. There will also be other opportunities to design and execute projects of interest. Previous leadership training and education is an asset.