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Happy Sunday all,

I hope everyone got home from InterNos in one piece and with all of their belongings. With any luck, today you also avoided a painful recovery from last night's festivities. In my case productivity levels were at an alltime low, so if that's the case for you as well, know that you're not alone. A HUGE congrats to the organizing committee for putting on a fantastic evening!

This Murmur is a little shorter than usual. Blame it one spring break? #whatisvacationanyways

To the Med-4s: you will be in our thoughts on Wednesday - may the Match be ever in your favor <3 .

Have a great week everyone,

Natasha Caminsky, VP Internal 2016-2017

Table of Contents

  • Clinical French Club: Digestion (Feb 27th)
  • Medical Students 4 Haiti: Organize a Global Health Surgery Program
  • Student Neurology Symposium 2017
  • OSTPP: Experience as a Trauma Surgeon
  • **Call for Artwork and Writing** - Art Effects Magazine - **Deadline Extended!**
  • Humanities and Arts in Medicine General Meeting
  • Family Medicine Post-Match Talk
  • Abdul K.I. Razack Memorial Prize for Social Justice in Medicine
  • The Meditation Experience
  • Zebra Connection
  • University of Toronto Medical Journal Submissions : Cardiovascular Health Edition


  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy (5th ed)
  • Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 in Golden Square Mile!

Clinical French Club: Digestion (Feb 27th)

MSS Clubs

Come join us for the fifth event of the Clinical French Club to practice digestion clinical scenarios and be as fluent in French as someone on Lax-A-Day. All level French speakers are welcome!

WHEN? February 27th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (just before the R&E review for Med1s)
WHERE? Room 131b at the McIntyre Library
Snacks will be served!

Facebook event page:

Medical Students 4 Haiti: Organize a Global Health Surgery Program

MSS Clubs

Interested in anatomy and surgery? Global health? Teaching and medical education? If so, Medical Students 4 Haiti is for you!

We are looking for a group of passionate students to lead MS4H. This will be the 5th year that the initiative organizes a 3 week summer program in Montreal for Haitian medical students to partake in. Your role will largely be involved in organizing and planning the program with the help of Dr. Noel. This program incorporates anatomy cadaver dissection sessions, surgical skills workshops in the SIM centre, pathology and trauma shadowing, and leading “Teaching How to Teach” small groups.

Please contact to become a part of this invaluable experience!

Student Neurology Symposium 2017

MSS Clubs

FREE, all-day event, filled with conferences, workshops, and networking opportunities (career panel) in the field of neurology/neurosurgery!
Limited spot - Register here:

Event date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Event location: McIntyre Building, McGill University
FB Event:
Event website:

OSTPP: Experience as a Trauma Surgeon

MSS Clubs

Dr. Tarek Razek, trauma surgeon and director of the Adult Trauma Program at the MUHC will be presenting his experience as a trauma surgeon and his humanitarian work abroad. Some trauma cases will be presented as well during this Osler Society Trauma Prevention Program (OSTPP) event.

When? Tuesday, Feb 28, at 18h00
Where? Living room of the Lady Meredith Annex

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

**Call for Artwork and Writing** - Art Effects Magazine - **Deadline Extended!**

MSS Clubs

Are you a student in a program in the Faculty of Medicine? We’re looking for your work to publish in a student-led magazine!
• Paintings
• Drawings
• Sketches
• Photography
• Sculptures
• Origami / Paper Art
• Mixed Media
• Comics
• Narratives
• Reflections
• Poems
• …
Please send any submissions or questions to:
Include: your name, year of study, art/writing piece & title.
Optional for artwork: medium used & short blurb/reflection.
– McHAM (McGill Humanities and Arts in Medicine)

Humanities and Arts in Medicine General Meeting

MSS Clubs

The general meeting is open to anyone and everyone interested in the intersection of the humanities, arts, and medicine. Come out to share ideas, plan events and projects, or simply to meet others who share similar interests! Please feel welcome to mark your preferred meeting time(s) in the Doodle poll:

About MSS McHAM:
We are a group of students who believe that the arts and humanities offer a side of medicine and the experience of illness, suffering, and healing that is missing from the formal health professional training curriculum. Through film, literature, music, philosophy, visual arts, and discussion, we can challenge our assumptions, immerse ourselves in alternate perspectives, engage with difficult issues, and be reminded of the beauty and complexity of human experience. Our goal is to cultivate a space for open discussion, critical dialogue, exploration, and escape, where students can remain in touch with their artistic, creative, and questioning selves during the busy and transformative period of health professional training. By engaging with the arts and humanities during our time as students, we hope to emerge from our training not only competent, knowledgeable, and technically skilled, but also empathetic, sensitive to diverse perspectives, comfortable with nuance and ambiguity, and better able to connect with whomever walks through the doors in the hospital or clinic.

Family Medicine Post-Match Talk

MSS Clubs

Interested in applying to Family Medicine residency programs?

Come hear from Med-4 students from the 2017 graduating class who have recently matched to Family Medicine programs across Canada and US!
Come join us on March 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Annex.


Facebook event page
Please fill out this form if you plan to attend the talk

We will briefly tell you about our match experiences and be there to answer all your questions regarding the different training sites, Enhanced skills programs ("PGY 3s"), elective planning and CaRMS applications in general.

See you then !

Abdul K.I. Razack Memorial Prize for Social Justice in Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

Applicants must be in their final year of medical studies, and provide a CV and 1-page letter demonstrating their commitment to addressing the health care concerns of local identified vulnerable and marginalized populations through either research or advocacy during medical school.
Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine: $1000 per year.

Send applications by email to
Deadline extended to: No later than 4:00 pm on February 28th, 2017

Kind regards,

The WELL Office

Sara Charbonneau, M.A., Project Administrator
The WELL Office (Wellness Enhanced Lifelong Learning)
Bureau SOURCES (Soutien et ressources-conseils aux études en santé)
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Meredith Annex l Room 216 l 3708 Peel Street, Montréal (Québec), H3A 1W9
T: 514-398-1781|F: 514-398-5071 |E: |W:

The Meditation Experience

McGill University

'The Meditation Experience' is intended for all medical students as well as any health care student interested. This WEEKLY course is prepared and provided by Antonio Di Cintio (4th year medical student) for all of those curious to try it, experience more of it, or simply be present with it.

Where: Room 204 of the 2nd floor McIntrye
Cost: 10$, every cent of which is being donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Week 1 & 2: DONE
Week 3: Tuesday, Feb. 28 18:00-19:00
Week 4: Wednesday, March 8 18:00-19:00
Week 5: Wednesday, March 15 18:00-19:00
Week 6: Tuesday March 21 18:00-19:00
Final Week 7: Tuesday March 28 18:00-19:00

For more details, join the Facebook event below:

Zebra Connection

Other (Medical)

Location: 10th floor McIntyre Building (1034)
Time: 5-7pm
Date: 2/28/2017

Rare genetic conditions may be individually rare, but are collectively common. Close to 350 million individuals people around the globe are affected by a rare disease, more than AIDS and cancer combined. Come join us at McGill's first inaugural World Rare Disease Day event, and learn more about how rare genetic conditions transform the landscape of healthcare one "hoofbeat at a time".

World Rare Disease Day was created because treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families. Today, World Rare Disease Day is recognized in more than 80 countries around the world.

An exciting discussion ahead with our accomplished speakers:

Dr.Brenard Brais, MD, PhD: Professor Co-director Rare Neurological Diseases Group Montreal Neurological Institute.

Dr.Terry Hebert, PhD; Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill Faculty of Medicine.

Ms.Mays Naccache; Coordinator of Orphanet, an online Portal for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Dr.Pamela Trejo, MD; Endocrine Fellow at Shriners Hospital, Montreal.

Ms.Natalie Cinman: Patient and Health Advocate: Living with Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)

A huge thank you to McGill Student and Society and Oursquare for supporting our event!


Other (Medical)


My name is Bing and I am a Med-3 student currently conducting a randomized controlled trial in the field of neurology. I am looking for enthusiastic students wishing to be involved in a meaningful research experience.

My goal is to study whether tablet technology could help patients with sub-arachnoid hemorrhage regain their cognitive functions while they are hospitalized. The experiment has begun in January 2017, at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), and will end in November 2017.

I am looking for a couple of Med-Ps, Med-1s and Med-2s who are interested in this study and who would be available to see patients at the MNI to conduct the experiment (e.g. administering cognitive testing, instructing patients to use the iPad). The amount of time needed is highly variable and will depend on your personal availabilities. You will be recognized as a co-author on any abstracts and/or publications.

Please send an email to if you are interested. Include in your email 1) a copy of your CV, 2) amount of time per week you can dedicate to seeing patients at the MNI (if variable along the year, please provide additional details), and 3) a brief statement of why you are interested in this research project.

Please write to me if you have any questions as well.

Thank you!

University of Toronto Medical Journal Submissions : Cardiovascular Health Edition

Other (Medical)

The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ), Canada's oldest student-run scientific publication, is looking for submissions for our upcoming issue on Cardiovascular Health.

We publish several themed issues yearly and serve as a place for students, residents and faculty to publish their primary work, reviews and commentaries.

The deadline for submission is April 1st, 2017 for our print issue. However, we do accept articles on a rolling-basis beyond this deadline and submissions are not restricted to theme-related topics in order to be published.

A description of the theme, details for submission and relevant deadlines can be found in the attached PDF file.

Please let us know if you have any questions at: Submission details available on the UTMJ website at:


Clinically Oriented Anatomy (5th ed)

Excellent condition (rarely used). $20. For pick-up at my apartment across from the MGH.  Email or text if interested. Thanks
(Clinically Oriented Anatomy still available. Pathology book has sold.)

Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 in Golden Square Mile!

Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2 with exceptional location: 5 minute walk to Montreal General Hospital, Mount-Royal (accessible from Dr. Penfield), Guy-Concordia metro station (Green Line), restaurants, bars and shopping. Ideal for medical students / residents; McIntyre Medical Building is 6 minutes by foot. In addition to the MGH, other major hospitals including the Jewish General, St. Mary’s and the Glen Site are easily accessible by public transport within 15-25 minutes. 

-Spacious bedroom with lots of closet space
-Newly renovated kitchen (stainless steal appliances with dishwasher)
-Newly renovated bathroom (walk-in rain shower)
-Balcony (overlooking Mount Royal)
-Air conditioning
-Fully furnished
-Laundry machines on the floor 

Please contact for more information / pictures. 
Asking $1585/month. Minimum 1 year lease, start date flexible between May 1st and July 1st. 


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