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Hi everyone,

I hope everyone got the chance to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather this weekend.

Mark your calendars not only with all of the exciting and informative events that are schedule this week and next, but also remember to come to the MSS General Assemble on Tuesday, March 21st in Martin Amphitheatre. SUSHI will be served, along with other options for those that don't care for heavenly rolls of rice and seaweed. Check our the details on the event page

If you care about where your money goes and about the future social lives of McGill medical students, then you'll come to the GA! Oh, and did we mention that you can win an iPad or free drinks at Chez Mérédith events (our regular 5 à 7 at the Annex)? Ya, get on that.

All the best,

Natasha Caminsky, MSS VP Internal 2016-2017

Table of Contents

  • EIMC Speaker Series 2017: Overcoming Setbacks
  • Class of 2017 General Post-CaRMS Match Talk
  • Emergency Medicine Post Match Talk
  • MESS hosts: Ethical Challenges in Public Health w/ Dr. Weinstock
  • Rural Family Medicine Rotation Talk
  • Between Healer and Artist: a Conversation with Dr. Jaswant Guzder
  • Med/Dent Choir
  • Motivational Interviewing in Urgent Care and Beyond
  • CHAP opportunity - Phone Tree Medical Translation Services
  • **Submit your ART or WRITING** to publish in a student magazine
  • **TIME CHANGED** MOnc and MS3 present: "A Surgeon’s Perspective on A Career in Oncology"
  • Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning Conference
  • Unmask: McGill Medicine/Dentistry Fashion Show for ANEB
  • Oslerian Treasures (Lecture and Wine & Cheese): Neuro-Oncology
  • Come out to McGill's Year-End Art Show!
  • CMDS - Med and Law Students talk Identity
  • Open Your Eyes To Human Trafficking
  • Upcoming arts and health humanities events around McGill and Montreal


  • 4 ½ Condo in CDN
  • Montreal-Furnished-Atwater/St Catherine ST- S Sur Le Square -New Condo-Central location for MUHC hospitals
  • Montreal, Westmount close to MUHC
  • MedHousing - Looking for elective, residency or fellowship accommodation?
  • For RENT: Beautiful 2-BR Apt with a spectacular view of downtown
  • Clerkship textbooks for sale
  • Downtown Montreal – Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2
  • Furnished private rooms in award-winning townhouse. Parking available. 3100 Rue Joseph, Montreal, QC, Canada

EIMC Speaker Series 2017: Overcoming Setbacks


Exercise is Medicine Canada @ McGill invites you to this year's Speaker Series on March 29th in the Thomson House Ballroom. Three fantastic speakers will be talking to their experience and research into the benefits of physical activity in returning from life's challenges and setbacks: NFL offensive lineman and McGill medical student Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Sport psychology and concussion expert Dr. Jeffery Caron and Paralympic, Parapan and World Championship cycling medalist Marie-Claude Molnar.

Join us on March 29th at 6PM. The event is free however seating is limited, registration is required.

Class of 2017 General Post-CaRMS Match Talk


Hi everyone!

I know you all have many questions regarding CaRMS and McGill's Matching results. This THURSDAY, March 23rd, from 6-8pm at the Palmer, we will have our general post-match talk. It is open specifically to all the classes, and is NOT specialty specific - so you'll get to hear about EVERY DISCIPLINE that my class matched into!

I strongly encourage you to come to hear about our stories and experiences with CaRMS. Also, take this as an opportunity to broaden your horizons and diversify your ranking list. We really want to make this useful for you, so this is your opportunity to ask your questions and reflect onto what kind of doctor you want to be when you grow up ;)
I look forward to seeing you!


ps- I'm trying to get this recorded, but no guarantee.
pps- Due to budget constraint, there will be only food for thoughts.

Emergency Medicine Post Match Talk

MSS Clubs

Come hear from two Med-4s who matched to Emergency Medicine!

Hubert, a Med-4 from McGill who matched to ULaval and Nina, a Med-4 from the Université de Montréal who matched to McGill will be there to share their experience! This is a great talk both for students who want to do Emergency Medicine and for students who may just want to know more about how to excel in their clerkship!

Pizza will be served!

The talk will be held at Thomson House, room 404, Monday March 20th between 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

MESS hosts: Ethical Challenges in Public Health w/ Dr. Weinstock

MSS Clubs

Remember all those great public health interventions we learned about in block A? They all sound good. They all seem to benefit the "greater good". Does this make them ethical?
Is mandatory TB treatment ethical? What about the act of reporting mandatory reportable diseases? Should vaccines be mandatory? Which ones? From a greater perspective, what comes into play when public health officials and/or lawmakers implement start thinking about new public health initiatives or policies? Is it also possible that global public health initiatives are partly used as a way to promote certain values by the countries who fund them?
Come hear (and talk) about the ethical challenges of public health from a world-renowned expert on the topic, Dr. Daniel Weinstock, ethicist, director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and James McGill professor at the Faculty of Law.
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Food will be served, as always.

Event link:

Rural Family Medicine Rotation Talk

MSS Clubs

Choosing to start with a Rural Fam Med rotation but unsure about how to plan it? Wanna go abroad but don't know where to start?
FAMSIG will be holding its annual talk in March on Rural Family Med Rotations (that mandatory rotation during med-3 clerkship). Upper-year students will be speaking about their experience in organizing rotations in Ethiopia, Northern Canada, BC and rural Quebec. This is a talk you DO NOT want to miss!!

*****Geared for Med-2s who are starting clerkship but open to students from all years******

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 22nd/2017
WHERE: Thomson House Basement
TIME: 6-7:30PM

FamSIG is proud to hold its Annual Rural Family Medicine Talk.

To sign-up, click here.

Between Healer and Artist: a Conversation with Dr. Jaswant Guzder

MSS Clubs

Dr. Guzder is a member of the McGill psychiatry community and will share experiences that span her multi-faceted career as psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, and artist. Her professional accomplishments include: co-founding the Cultural Consultation Service, developing a fellowship program for family therapy, and supporting training in cultural competence and advancing it by integrating a global health perspective that is informed by interdisciplinary approaches. As an artist, Dr. Guzder’s work has been displayed nationally and internationally in several shows. In Dr. Guzder’s words, reflecting the tension and mutual creativity between the multiple spheres of her work: “I have always felt both divided and integrated in my work as a healer and my work as an artist.”

On Wed. April 5 at 6pm in Thomson House room 403, Dr. Guzder will be speaking upon her team projects in global health involving work that has been long-standing in India, Nepal, and, since 2005, in Jamaica. Her team’s work has involved a series of grant- and evidence-based work with children aged 8-12 years considered at high-risk for becoming implicated in cycles of violence, in response to a public health agenda as Jamaica has the fourth highest homicide rate in the world. In a second section of her presentation, she will share images of her artwork and reflections upon her artistic process. Her presentation will be combined with ample time for questions, discussion, and interaction.

Please see for event updates and

RSVP by filling out this form:

Med/Dent Choir

MSS Clubs

WINE & CHEESE Choir Social Friday March 24th, 7PM @ the Annex!! Past, present members and curious members-to-be: all are welcome!

Join us for choir practice on Wednesday March 22nd, 7:30-9PM!
C-304 Schulich School of Music (555 Rue Sherbrooke O)

Motivational Interviewing in Urgent Care and Beyond

MSS Clubs

McIntyre Building, Rm 210/11, 6 pm, Fri 24th March
Conversations about behavioral change can be challenging. Dr. Polina Sayess (New Hampshire Medical Society Council) is hosting a session about a technique (Motivational Interviewing) that can make this interaction more pleasant and effective. The objective of this presentation is to make the attendees well equipped to be able to incorporate this intervention right away in their clinical practice and potentially other relationships (e.g., family, friends and colleagues). Dr. Sayess is one of the co-founders of the American Academy of Family Physicians Lifestyle Medicine Member Interest Group. Incorporating lifestyle interventions in conventional medical setting is her passion.

CHAP opportunity - Phone Tree Medical Translation Services

MSS Clubs

Do you speak a language other than English or French? Are you interested in working with unilingual patients of Montreal? If so, Phone Tree Medical Translation Services needs YOUR help! We are currently working primarily with the Montreal Children's Hospital ER, CLSC Parc-Extension, and several other clinics.

Here are the possible ways that you can help:
1. Providing on-site interpretation during appointments.
2. Interpreting by phone for the MCH ER
3. Making follow-up calls to see if patients have any questions/concerns.
4. Documenting your interaction/findings on the patient's chart
5. Serving as a cultural broker if needed.
6. Translating health promotional material.

This is an excellent way to get involved in the community and is a HUGE learning experience, as you will be exposed to the complex medical and social situations of immigrant/refugee patients. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated by both the patients and the health care professionals.
Please contact Rajam Raghunathan ( or Janane Maheswaran ( if you would like to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you!

**Submit your ART or WRITING** to publish in a student magazine

MSS Clubs

**Submit your ART or WRITING**
Please submit by March 31

If you're a student in a Faculty of Medicine program, we'd love for you to submit your artwork or writing to publish in a magazine!
• Narratives
• Reflections
• Poems
• Comics
• Paintings
• Drawings
• Sketches
• Photography
• Sculptures
• Mixed Media / others

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)

**TIME CHANGED** MOnc and MS3 present: "A Surgeon’s Perspective on A Career in Oncology"

MSS Clubs


Interested in a career in surgery and/or oncology? The MSS Oncology Interest Group and McGill Student Surgical Society invite you to our upcoming event: "A Surgeon’s Perspective on A Career in Oncology".

Where: Thomson House (3650 McTavish, H3A 1Y2), Room 406
When: Tuesday, March 28th 2017 - 18h30 to 20h00
Speaker: Dr. Mark Basik, Attending Surgical Oncologist at the Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Basik will be sharing his unique experiences of being a surgeon who operates on cancer patients. He will also speak about future directions of the field, and there will be opportunity for an exciting Q&A discussion.

Please RSVP at:

For more information, please visit

Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning Conference

Faculty of Medicine

Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) presents:
A Sequel to SIMNOVATE to celebrate the launch of BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2017 Special Issue.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Salon Saisons
1050 Sherbrooke Street West

For more info and to RSVP:

Unmask: McGill Medicine/Dentistry Fashion Show for ANEB

Faculty of Medicine

The annual McGill Medicine/Dentistry Fashion Show benefitting Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB) and raising awareness about eating disorders is back for its 6th edition! The event showcases works from up-and-coming Montreal-based designers and boutiques, all modelled by your favourite medical and dental students, as well as talent acts, guest speakers, an openbar afterparty and much more! The event is this Saturday, March 25!

For more info, please check out our Facebook event:
For tickets:
For any questions or inquiries, please message Bianca Sarkis or David-Dan Nguyen

Oslerian Treasures (Lecture and Wine & Cheese): Neuro-Oncology

Faculty of Medicine

The McGill Osler Society and the Osler Library presents...

Discovering the Treasures of the Osler Library: 2016-17 series

"A History of Neuro-Oncology Canadian Savoir-Faire"

An illustrated talk by Rolando Del Maestro, MD-PhD (William Feindel Emeritus Professor in Neuro-Oncology at McGill's Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery; Director of the McGill Neurosurgical Simulation and Training Centre)

*** The talk will be accompanied by a splendid Oslerian wine and cheese. ***

Interested in neurosurgery, oncology and/or how Canadians have made a worldwide impact? You are invited to the Osler Library on March 30 at 4:35pm. Dr. Rolando Del Maestro, neurosurgeon and Director of McGill's own Neurosurgical Simulation and Training Centre, will be giving a talk about the stunning world of Neuro-Oncology. From past to present to future, he will narrate the story about this exciting field, driven both by cutting-edge technological advances and a rich heritage of Canadians making pivotal contributions to the loving care of patients with brain tumours. It shall be our honour to have Dr. Del Maestro as he shares his own captivating stories and wisdom from his many years in the neurosurgery operating room and by the bedside of his patients.

Dr. Del Maestro invites medical students and interested guests, to prepare a verbal minute supporting a Canadian(s) they feel has made an important contribution to Neuro-Oncology. He will be giving autographed copies of his book “A History of Neuro-Oncology” to those with the most compelling soupçons.

RSVP here:

Come out to McGill's Year-End Art Show!

McGill University

Want to see the amazing talent of McGill artists? Come out to the Annual Year-End Art Show on Thursday, March 23rd! This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy student artwork as well as for artists to showcase their work to the McGill community. This event will occur from 8PM-12AM in the SSMU Ballroom in conjunction with Nuit Blanche. There is no cost for admission and free food and refreshments will be provided. We will be raffling off many prizes and all proceeds from the raffles will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

For more information, please contact the McGill Students' Visual Arts Society at Hope to see you all at our biggest event of the year!!

CMDS - Med and Law Students talk Identity

McGill University

The Christian Medical & Dental Society is coming together with the Christian Law Students' Association on March 23rd to share a meal and hear a talk and testimonies on the topic of identity. What does it mean to be a Christian Professional? How should our faith impact our professional lives?

Dinner will be provided! Join us March 23rd 6:30-8:30pm at McIntyre, and check out our Facebook group here for more details!

Open Your Eyes To Human Trafficking

McGill University

Did you know? Globally, an estimated 30 million people are forced to perform degrading, dehumanizing, and dangerous work in conditions akin to slavery. Although largely ignored, Canada is not exempt from human trafficking. Join us for the first event hosted by the Canadian Alliance of Medical Students Against Human Trafficking (CAMSAHT): a FREE talk by experts from local anti-trafficking organizations who will come to speak about the realities of human trafficking in Montreal, and about the work that can be done against trafficking through education, advocacy, law enforcement, and victim support.
Pizza will be provided!

Upcoming arts and health humanities events around McGill and Montreal

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 or email . All events are free unless marked otherwise.

Mar 22 – “My Hero Brother” – 7:30pm, Scotiabank Forum cinema; tickets are free but please RSVP to reserve them by contacting
The award winning film “My Hero Brother” is about a journey of adults with Down Syndrome and their siblings as they trek across the Himalayas.

Mar 22 - Death Café – 7-9pm, Resto Vego, 1720 Rue St. Denis (Green Room downstairs) -
“A Death Café is a free, group-directed discussion of death and how your thoughts or experiences with death impact how you live your life. Sometimes the conversation circles around our fears of our own death, and, at other times, it is about grief over losses other than death. While no two Death Café events have ever been the same, we can guarantee that the conversation will: always be interesting, never be morbid, and often filled with lots of laughter. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session, in an accessible, respectful and confidential space.” Please RSVP to Kit Racette (

Mar 23 – Book launch: “Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?” – 4pm, lobby of 3647 Peel Street
By Margaret Lock & Gisli Palsson -

Mar 23 – Visual Arts Society 3rd Annual Year-End Show – 8pm-midnight, SSMU Ballroom
“This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy student artwork as well as for artists to showcase their work to the McGill community. This event will occur in conjunction with Nuit Blanche organized by The Fine Arts Council.”


4 ½ Condo in CDN

Luxury at its best in the geographic centre of Montreal! Live in this beautiful, modern, sound-proofed immaculate 41/2 condo and be surrounded by astounding parks, sites, arts and culture and all the urban amenities of Montreal. This semi-furnished, well-constructed secure condo is located within a 10-30 minute walk or bus ride to most university campuses as well as the McGill and University of Montreal's teaching hospitals. It could be an ideal location for a couple or two roommates requiring full privacy as it comes with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  Please call or email me to set up a visit.

Address: 4500 Cotes-des-Neiges Road, Montreal H3V 0A1
Phone: 514-627-0982
Minimum lease duration: one year 

Credit and background check and some other conditions apply. 

Plus de details en français:

More details in English:


Montreal-Furnished-Atwater/St Catherine ST- S Sur Le Square -New Condo-Central location for MUHC hospitals

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


Montreal, Westmount close to MUHC

2 CLOSED BEDROOMS (1 ENSUITE), 9′ celling – Corner unit, big living room with large windows, ensuite master bedroom, freshly painted,

Few steps from Westmount Square, Alexis Nihon Plaza, groceries, and Atwater Metro Station.

Located 2km from the MUHC Glen Campus and 2km from Montreal General Hospital
Includes all appliances, including Washer/Dryer and dishwasher

I rent it for $1425 but am offering it at $1200 as a sublet until June 30, 2017. You can also make a new lease with the owner.

Parking available for extra cost


MedHousing - Looking for elective, residency or fellowship accommodation?

50+ listings in Montreal. is a platform decimated to the academic medical trainee.
Listings suitable for residencies and electives across Canada . 

For RENT: Beautiful 2-BR Apt with a spectacular view of downtown

Location: Downtown (Golden Square Mile) at 1390 av. des Pins Ouest 

Modern apartment with large windows in every room, two full bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, functional kitchen with ++ storage space, large open concept living/dining room with balcony & lots of natural light. Only 7 units in the building (1 unit per level). 

Just minutes from the city's business center and Mount Royal Parc as your backyard where there are trails for walking, running, skiing, and other outdoor activities year round. Steps away from the Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Concordia University, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and much more. . . 

Close to Guy Concordia metro & Peel metro as well as on the 144 Bus route. 

Furniture not included (inquire about furnished apartment).

Includes: heating, hot water, dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator 

Building amenities: elevator, shared laundry 

Not included: hydro (electricity)

Parking & large storage unit included!

Availability: July 2017

Name: Arielle Nowell

Phone number: 514-709-6620
Contact email:


Clerkship textbooks for sale

1) Blueprints Medicine - Fifth Edition. Highlighted. $20. 
2) Essentials of General Surgery - Lawrence, Fourth Edition. Highlighted. $30. 
3) The Digestive System: Basic science & clinical conditions. Smith & Morton, Second Edition. Like new. $30. 
4) Toronto Notes 2017 Clinical pocket book. New. $25.
5) Toronto Notes 2017 eBook (unused code). 60$.  
Name: Sam Moorcroft
Contact email:

Downtown Montreal – Beautiful, newly renovated 3 1/2

Beautiful 3 ½ apartment in the Golden Square Mile. Clean and safe building with access to indoor pool, sauna and 24 hr doorman.

Exceptional location: 5 minute walk to Montreal General Hospital, Mount-Royal (accessible from Dr. Penfield), Guy-Concordia metro station (Green Line), restaurants, bars, museums and shopping.

Ideal for medical students / residents; faculty building (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 15-30 minutes.

$1585/month. Minimum 1 year lease. Start date flexible between May 1st and July 1st.  Listing ID #0012658


Furnished private rooms in award-winning townhouse. Parking available. 3100 Rue Joseph, Montreal, QC, Canada

Two large furnished bedrooms (10’ x 12’ + ample closet space) – $650/month each
One small furnished bedroom (7’ x 10’ + closet space) – $435/month
One indoor parking space – $190/month

Prices include: heating, electricity, Internet, cleaning, in-unit access to washer and dryer.
Seeking: respectful student or young professional with whom to share our living space. Non-smoker. No pets. We are vegetarian/vegan friendly.

We are two young professionals in law, fully bilingual, and vegan-friendly.
We have a very friendly miniature poodle (hypo-allergenic).

Available September 2017 Listing #0013118


- 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:


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