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Hi everybody,

Hopefully it wasn't too much of a shock to your system to come back to reality today after the extended long weekend.

I'm at a bit of a loss for cheeky comments - I think my brain is fried to the max - so please exuse the shot preamble for this week's edition of the Murmur.

Just keep swimming/gunning/skutting/surviving/being you,

Natasha Caminsky, MSS VP Internal 2016-2017

P.S.: Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the MSS Elections!

Table of Contents

  • Be a Vivo Mentor
  • ACE Program - Buddy Match for future Clerks
  • Interventional radiology talk with Dr. Ali Bessissow
  • FamSIG Annual Gala: Thursday May 4th @ Bitoque Restaurant
  • IMG Support Group
  • Learn How to Teach! Recruiting 3rd and 4th year students for Sim Centre sessions on Practical Approaches to Sexuality and Gender
  • Arts and health humanities events around McGill and Montreal


  • 2 bdrm, 800 sf in NDG, $1250, prime location for clerks!
  • Large open concept 4 & 1/2 in Golden Square Mile
  • Books for Sale
  • Books for sale!!
  • Gorgeous 4-1/2 Plateau apartment - ground floor of duplex, with parking

Be a Vivo Mentor


Vivo Mentor is an online community that connects students interested in medicine with medical students and residents. We are a new venture started by two family medicine residents at the University of Toronto. We have already seen huge success and we would love to build on that with your help!

As medical students, you have an inherent sense of what it takes to get into medical school. You already made it! That being said, we provide you with additional resources to support you. We are currently paying $40 per hour as a token of appreciation for your hard work in helping these students. You can contribute through any of the following options:

• Critically review and provide feedback on medical school applications at your convenience from anywhere

• Conduct mock medical school interviews, including MMI, MPI, and traditional panel interviews. You can choose what you are comfortable with.

• Write high quality blog posts / articles related to medical school admissions (AND get paid for it!)

If you are interested, our sign up process is very easy. Simply go to:

We will follow-up with you for any questions you have and we will guide you every step of the way!

AJ (Amjed) Kadhim-Saleh, BHSc MSc MD, PGY1

ACE Program - Buddy Match for future Clerks

MSS Clubs

Hey guys ! The ACE is organizing the first Buddy match for future clerks based on specialty interest. The goal is to pair Med 2s and Med 3s that share similar interest for a particular specialty. This way, mentors can provide guidance on electives, research opportunities and general tips for clerkship. If you are interested, please complete this very very short survey below to become a mentor or mentee. The match will be made by the end of May.

If you are a Med 2, register here to get a buddy -
If you are a Med 3, register here to become a mentor -

Your ACE Program Reps

Interventional radiology talk with Dr. Ali Bessissow

MSS Clubs

Are you ready to dispel the old adage that radiologists only “sit in dark rooms”? Come witness the scope of possibilities that radiology can offer to its patients.

Many of the current procedures performed in specialties including cardiology, vascular surgery, neurology and pulmonary medicine were pioneered by radiologists looking to push the boundaries of medical science, combining high-quality imaging with minimally-invasive techniques.

Not convinced? Don’t take my word for it! Come see Dr. Ali Bessissow get INTERVENTIONAL on April 27th @ the Thompson House.

For more information please visit the Facebook event :

MRIG team

FamSIG Annual Gala: Thursday May 4th @ Bitoque Restaurant

MSS Clubs

The Annual FamSIG Gala will take place on Thursday May 4th, at 6PM at Bitoque Restaurant (3706 Notre-Dame West). This is an excellent networking opportunity for you to come talk to the McGill Family Medicine Program Director, Dr. Marion Dove, along with FM staff and residents!
The night will involve:
A cocktail hour + keynote speech by Dr. Dove + a four-course Portuguese meal - Vegetarian options available
Tickets are 25$ for a 55$ valued meal and include wine!
To register: please send a 25$ deposit to
For more information:

IMG Support Group

Faculty of Medicine

The International Medical Graduates support group is aimed at providing a safe space for learners to discuss their unique experiences and challenges.

When: Wednesday, April 19th, 8:00AM-9:30AM
Where: The WELL Office Conference Room (Meredith Annex, 3708 Peel)

Facilitated by Stella Miller and Pascale Gendreau

Beverages and cookies will be provided!

Learn How to Teach! Recruiting 3rd and 4th year students for Sim Centre sessions on Practical Approaches to Sexuality and Gender

Faculty of Medicine

Dear 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students:

The WELL Office needs your sexual history taking expertise! We are holding our last simulation session of the year for second year students.

The learning objectives are to teach comfort in sexual history taking and practicing professionalism and respect. The case studies are varied and have been developed by the WELL Office, Students and the Equity and Diversity Office at McGill.

We are looking for professionals to guide the students by watching the simulated scenarios and providing feedback to the students.

You will receive a session on how to give feedback - a very useful skill for residency! A light lunch will be

We are only missing a couple of spots, so first come first serve!
Thursday May 4th 12h30-16h30

Please contact the

Other (Medical)

If you'd like to receive a weekly events newsletter by email, submit recommendations, or simply meet other med students interested in the arts and humanities, please join . All events are free unless marked otherwise. (A=art & performance; M=medicine-focussed; S=society)

(M) Apr 20, 4pm – Do physicians follow guidelines? The roles that scientific evidence plays in learning how to think like a doctor, 3647 Peel Street (Don Bates Seminar Room)

Dr. Bryn Lander from UBC: “I explore the roles that scientific evidence plays for attending physicians and trainees when caring for patients, analyse guideline adherence for this group of clinicians, and discuss potential relationships between referring to evidence and adhering to guidelines. I argue that clinical practice guidelines represent just one of several evidence sources that are used when making care decisions and that team members draw on different forms of evidence as they learn how to think like a doctor.”

(A/S) Apr 24-30 – Blue Metropolis Literary Festival (bilingual), please click here for schedule and ticket info.
Some of the themes this year include: "Hospitals and Specialised Schools", "LGBTQ Series", and "Who's Afraid of the Past? Who's Afraid of the Future?"

(S) Apr 26, 7-9pm – The Multiple Hats of Motherhood. Click here for more info. 
“How has the role of motherhood evolved in relation to emerging shifts in our understanding of gender roles? This conversation will consider whether motherhood can still be considered an institution. What are our individual and collective narratives of motherhood?”

Call for submissions to the fall issue of "The Examined Life" journal, seeking "works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions". Due date is June 15,



- Special Discounted price for medical professionals
- Close to all the hospitals
-Patrimonial building with character right by Mount Royal on leafy Ridgewood street 
- South-facing corner unit, last floor (3rd floor, no elevator), very quiet 
- Heating and water is included in rent 
- Comes with interior heated parking lot, storage locker, and storage area for bicycles 
- The building is very well maintained and protected by security cameras 
- In summer, you have access to the building’s private park on the mountain and communal vegetable garden 
- In-suite amenities include new gas oven/stove, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer (Apartment Size, larger w/d available in building's basement) 
- Large walking-closet and 1 regular closet 
- The unit was completely renovated two years ago. 
- Close to University of Montreal , Guy Concordia University, and 20 minutes to McGill University
- Right on Mount Summit Park and close to all services, including groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, schools, hospitals, dentists, and more! 
- In the middle of all the hospitals: 5 minutes to Saint-Mary’s Hospital, 10 minutes to the Jewish General Hospital, 10 minutes to the Montreal General Hospital, 15 minutes to MUHC-Glen Site. 
- Located by bus circuits 11, 165, 166, 369, and 435. 10 minutes to Cote-Des-Neiges Station (Blue Line) and Guy-Concordia station (Green Line). 
- Available July 1 2017 
Name: Julien

Phone number: 416-836-7225
Contact email:

2 bdrm, 800 sf in NDG, $1250, prime location for clerks!

Name: MP Bastrash

Phone number: 438 862 2003
Contact email:

Large open concept 4 & 1/2 in Golden Square Mile

Large open concept 2-bedroom apartment in Golden Square Mile. Steps away from McMed (3-minute walk)! Easy commute to all hospitals - 17-minute walk to MGH, 10-minute walk to the 165 bus for JGH and SMH, 5-minute walk to Peel metro or 3-minute walk to 24 bus for the Glen. Great kitchen with lots of storage and dishwasher. Large bedrooms with great closets. Air conditioning in living room. Flexible start date.
Extremely convinient to get to both McMed and the hospitals.
Available to start anytime from June 15 to July 1, then lease transfer starting August 1. Rent is around $1750 (still negotiating with landlord). We would be willing to give a discount on the rent before the lease transfer. Text or email if interested!
Please see Craigslist ad for more pictures:
Name: Leila Cohen

Phone number: 438-871-0720
Contact email:

Books for Sale

I'm moving, so all of these books need to go! Prices are reasonable suggestions but I'll accept the best offer. 
Lawrence Essentials of General Surgery (5th edition) perfect condition: $30
Lange's Current Diagnosis and Treatment Surgery (13th edition) perfect condition: $40
Netter's Anatomy (5th edition) perfect condition: $20 
Surgical Recall (7th edition) perfect condition: $20
Step-Up to Medicine (3rd edition) perfect condition: $20
Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy (7th edition) perfect condition: $30
Blueprints Neurology (4th edition) perfect condition: $15
Essential Neurology (4th edition) perfect condition: $15
USMLE Step 1 Secrets (3rd edition) 3 pages highlighted before I gave up and decided not to write the USMLE: $20
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (6th edition) highlighted: $5
Blueprints Medicine (5th edition) lots of highlighting: $5
Ottawa Anesthesia Primer highlighted: $5
Name: Cristina McHenry

Phone number: 514-825-7524
Contact email:

Books for sale!!

Name: Alex Fletcher

Phone number: 514-294-4114
Contact email:

Gorgeous 4-1/2 Plateau apartment - ground floor of duplex, with parking

Large, one bedroom 4-1/2 in a charming Victorian duplex available for rent July 1st. Good for a couple or 1+pet. One block from Parc Jeanne-Mance and the mountain. Minutes from grocery stores, cafes, bars, and The Main.
  • 1000 square feet on the ground floor of a duplex with plenty of storage (1000 square foot basement with washer and dryer included). Giant bathroom with custom slate shower, a 90-gallon soaker tub and a cedar lined walk-in closet. New kitchen with stainless fridge, and granite counters, willing to provide dishwasher.
  • The back yard has a mature pear tree and black raspberry bush, green space for sitting, and comes with one parking spot.
  • 55 bus across the street, 10-15 minute walk to the metro.
  • Your upstairs neighbors are a young couple (current med-3s/incoming med-4s).
  • Well-behaved dogs and cats ok.
-->$1850/month, Hydro included (negotiable)
Serious inquiries only, please
Name: Maxime Billick

Phone number: 514-792-3222
Contact email:


ELECTIVE FRIENDLY> Will rent for short term electives ($850 per week). Call 1.519.851.4471

Two Fabulous units on 11th floor, sunny panoramic view overlooking city.  furnished or unfurnished 2 bedrooms central to all MUHC hospitals. BRAND NEW never lived in. Pool, Gym. steps to Atwater Metro. 
S Sur Le Square 
Listing ID #0012218

Name: Anne-Marie Lyttle 

Phone number: 519.851.4471
Contact email:


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