Position Descriptions - Winter 2020
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Education
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CACMS Representative Jr.1NCACMS (Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools) is the committee that assesses and accredits medical schools in Canada. Involvement in this committee is a large responsibility as many documents pertaining to the university under assessment must be reviewed and evaluated. The junior rep will sit with the senior rep on this committee. (Student Representative cannot be from the same University as the University that will do the Accreditation in the coming year. Hence no applications from University of Manitoba can be accepted this year. CACMS prefers a 1st or 2nd year student.)
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CAME Representative1NCAME (Canadian Association Medical Education) is a grass-­roots organization for medical educators by medical educators. Our goal is to promote excellence and scholarship in all aspects of medical education by advocating for medical education and medical educators, by supporting faculty and educational development, and by encouraging research in medical
education through networking and scientific activities.
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Communications
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CMAJ Student Humanities Blog Editor - French1NLe JAMC et la FMEC sont à la recherche d'un or d'une étudiante en médecine pour agir à titre d'éditeur ou d'éditrice pour le blogue étudiant des sciences humaines pour cmaj.ca à partir de mars 2018 jusqu'à mars 2019. L'étudiant ou l'étudiante bénéficiera d'appui et de la formation par l'éditrice des sciences humaines du JAMC et de la précédente éditrice étudiante du blogue étudiant des sciences humained du JAMC. Les responsabilités de l'éditeur ou de l'éditrice consistent à générer du contenu et à réviser les soumissions reçues. Ce poste bénévole est une excellente opportunité d'en apprendre plus sur le processus d'édition. L'éditeur ou l'éditrice sera sélectioné(e) par le Comité de nomination de la FMEC et par l'éditrice des sciences humaines du JAMC.
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Communiqué Editor1NScheduling posts in the CFMS Communiqué. Working with media engagement committee to create graphics.
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Global Health
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Indigenous Representation Working Group MemberUp to 8 membersNThe Indigenous Representation Working Group was formed to explore the best ways in which the CFMS can improve and increase Indigenous representation within the organization. The term of this group will be from January to August 2020. It is tasked to investigate and come up with recommendations on how to best address Indigenous representation and engagement within the different CFMS portfolios and amongst the Board. We will be using using the AFMC Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous Health as a guide.
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Government Affairs
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Task ForceUp to 8 membersNWith this task force we hope to increase equity, diversity and inclusivity both in medicine as a whole, and within the CFMS. This task force will perform an environmental scan of other EDI Committees from various organizations, to further understand efforts to increase equity, diversity, and inclusivity within and outside of medicine. After this, we will decide as a task force the direction that we want to take with our work. Term: January - August 2020.
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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://docs.google.com/document/d/1r5_29lGS1_X7Yu_JRNtaXWiBwHHOWytzZmRT_7GUyOA/edit).

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.
HHR TORATF project description
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Finance
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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.
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Student Affairs
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Services Committee - Partnerships (Company Discounts) File Leads2NThe Partnerships file leads are responsible for: maintaining relationships and contracts with CFMS's current partners (https://www.cfms.org/resources/discounts), for identifying new partners and establishing relationships with them, for disseminating information about CFMS's partnerships to the student body through vatious media (e.g. social media, communique), and for generally improving this aspect of the Services portfolio. The services committee is seeking motivated individuals interested in this position.
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Longitudinal Wellness Initiative Committee MembersVariableNThe 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. https://www.cfms.org/what-we-do/student-affairs/longitudinal-wellness-initiative.html
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Student Affairs Webpage Lead 1NStudent will be in charge of reviewing website content and revising and updating webpage, in collaboration with various file leads
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