Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.1 The Faculty : 7.1.5 Medical Societies

McGill Medical Students' Society Inc.
Mail: 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, 6th Floor, Room 601
Montreal, QC  H3G 1Y6
Office: 3706 Peel (Lady Meredith Annex)
Email: ;
The Society is an association of all registered medical students. Acting through its elected council and various Faculty committees, the Society performs a number of functions:
1. to represent medical students' ideas, concerns and problems to the Faculty of Medicine, the rest of the McGill community, the government, and the public at large;
2. to promote interaction among medical students through both the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the ­Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS);
3. to attempt the advancement of new forms of learning in response to the desires of the students;
4. to promote student sporting and social events within the Faculty and with other faculties;
5. to publish a newsletter, The Murmur, for all medical students;
6. to attempt generally to provide the resources and personnel to meet student needs and wishes as they arise.
7. to support and facilitate the creation and consolidation of student-led academic and community outreach initiatives.
The MSS has members on many Faculty committees, including the Curriculum Committee and the Admissions Committee. Details of all activities are easily available from the MSS Office and the Gateway; it is hoped that all students will participate in the Society's activities.
L'Association des étudiant(e)s en médecine est une association de tous les étudiants inscrits en médecine. Représentée par son conseil élu et par les divers comités de la faculté, l'Association accomplit les fonctions suivantes :
1. représente les idées des étudiants, leurs soucis et leurs ­problèmes à la faculté de médecine, à la communauté de McGill, au gouvernement et au public en général;
2. facilite la communication des étudiants en médecine par le biais de la Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) et de la Fédération des étudiants et des étudiantes en médecine du Canada (FEMC);
3. essaie de développer de nouveaux cours qui répondront aux désirs des étudiants;
4. s'occupe des activités sportives et sociales des étudiants en médecine et avec autres facultés;
5. publie un journal, The Murmur, pour tous les étudiants en médecine;
6. de façon générale, essaie de fournir les ressources et le ­personnel afin de rencontrer les besoins et les désirs des ­étudiants qui se font ressentir.
7. soutient et facilite la création et la consolidation de projets étudiants axés sur les volets académique et communautaire.
L'Association des étudiants en médecine a des membres sur plusieurs comités de la faculté y compris le « Curriculum Committee » et « Admissions Committee ». Des renseignements sur nos activités peuvent facilement être obtenus au bureau de l'Association et sur le « Gateway »; nous souhaitons ardemment que tous les étudiants participent à nos activités.
Osler Society
The Osler Society was founded in 1921 to perpetuate the memory and teaching of Sir William Osler, the most illustrious graduate and professor of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. Through the presentation of lectures and seminars by students and guest lecturers on topics in the medical humanities, the Society strives to uphold Osler's ideals of a liberal medical education.
Meetings are held throughout the academic year approximately once a month. In the fall, the Osler Lecture is given by a distinguished guest. It is followed by the Osler Banquet, a formal dinner in the grand tradition of the Society. Staff, students and the public are welcome at all Osler Society functions. Our website is
Phi Delta Epsilon
The Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity is a professional, coeducational organization with a membership of over 25,000 students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians.
The McGill chapter was founded in 1926 to promote the highest ethical, scientific, and educational standards in the field of medicine. The chapter's activities reflect their long-term commitment to non-profit community service as well as addressing the need among medical students for a supportive, relaxed environment.
Phi Delta Epsilon’s international network of graduate members also offers their student members many benefits, including: funding for a variety of projects; advice and support in the selection of electives, research and residency positions; awards for academic and research excellence, and for outstanding community service; low-interest student loans; and regional and international conventions. Membership spans an entire lifetime of medical education and practice. Our website is
McGill Journal of Medicine
The McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM) is a scholarly scientific ­journal providing an international forum for university students to publish original research, case reports, reviews and expository essays in any field of medicine. Established in May 1994, MJM is published and produced entirely by students in the Faculty of ­Medicine and in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill.
Based on the principles of student excellence and education, MJM is unique among existing medical journals. It is the only ­student-run scientific journal devoted to publishing the original research of students exclusively, on an international scale. MJM has established a national and international base of authors. Please see reviews of MJM in the New England Journal of Medicine (336:885;1997) and JAMA (278:1461-2;1997) and visit online at
Medical and Dental Christian Fellowship (MDCF)
In 1988, several students from Med I and II started the Medical Christian Fellowship, which has since become the MDCF. This group created a place for Christians in medical training to meet weekly for Bible study, encouraging each other in continuous ­spiritual growth. In addition, various speakers (doctors, faculty, medical missionaries, etc.) expose the members to different ways to effectively integrate faith and medical practice by sharing with members their experiences as Christians in the medical profession.
Ranging from Roman Catholic to Lutheran and from Greek ­Orthodox to Calvinist, the group covers a large spectrum of ­denominations and enjoys the richness in thought such a diversity brings. Even though the MDCF is an independent group, it is ­associated with the Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS), the Canada and U.S. wide organization of Christian doctors and dentists.
Medical Students for Social Responsibility (MSSR)
MSSR is a group that recognizes that social, economic, and political factors largely determine the health of individuals and populations. The group's objective is to sensitize participants to alternative aspects of health and to provide a framework for future activism.

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