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Medical Students

Interested in a career in obstetrics and gynaecology? Ob/gyn is a unique specialty combining medical and surgical skills.

Medical Student Program

The SOGC extends a special invitation to all medical students who have an interest in ob/gyn, as well as to midwifery students, to attend the Medical Student Program at each Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference.

About the program

The program is designed to benefit students by exposing them to hands-on workshops and seminars that enhance their awareness and understanding of the profession of obstetrics and gynaecology. The 2020 Medical Student Program will take place from June 8-June 9 in Ottawa.

Hands-on workshops may include such topics as:

  • Suturing
  • IUD insertion
  • Breech delivery and shoulder dystocia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy

In addition, students are able to meet with ob/gyn residents from across the country to learn more about residency programs and will have the opportunity to present a poster. A photo scavenger hunt around downtown Ottawa will add some team-building fun!

To apply for the 2020 Medical Student Program, please complete the following survey: https://www.research.net/r/MSP2020. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2020.

Speak with the Residents Week

Each year, the SOGC Resident Committee hosts a week-long series of teleconferences that are open to all Canadian medical students. The calls are organized by region, with resident representatives from each ob/gyn program in Canada attending the calls. Residents will provide information about their respective programs, and be available to answer questions from callers.

2019 dates: Coming soon!

Sign-up information: Coming soon! 

Promotional Resources for Universities

Residency Programs – FAQ Sheets

Updated each year by the SOGC Junior Member Committee, the FAQ sheets answer your questions concerning every residency program in the country.

Dalhousie University (Halifax)
Laval University (Quebec)
McGill University (Montreal)
McMaster University (Hamilton)
Memorial University (St. John's)
Queen's University (Kingston)
Sherbrooke University (Sherbrooke)
University of Alberta (Edmonton)
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
University of Calgary (Calgary)
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg)
University of Montreal (Montreal)
University of Ottawa (Ottawa)
University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)
University of Toronto (Toronto)
University of Western Ontario (London)

Resident Champion List

These residents are willing to be contacted by medical students interested in a career in ob/gyn to assist in answering specific questions about their program, site, CaRMS and/or elective opportunities. This is an opportunity for students to have assistance throughout the very difficult process of obtaining appropriate opportunities, applications, and ensuring the right fit as a future resident within each ob/gyn program.

 Resident Champion List