Canadian Medical Association

For over 20 years, the CMA has handed out  colourful backpacks during first-year medical student orientations – with a new color for each school year – to help medical students recognize and connect with each other on campus and abroad.

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Choose the CMA backpack colour

In 2017,  a group of medical students representing each university joined The Secret Society of Backpacks and chose the 2018 backpack colour. Every year since, medical students have voted on the color.

See this year’s reveal on Instagram and Twitter @cma_docs.

CMA backpack warranty

High Sierra bags are warranted to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship under normal recreational use. If a warranted product fails due to a material or manufacturing defect, we will repair the product at our discretion. This warranty covers only defects in materials and workmanship. It does not cover normal wear and tear, accidents, normal fading, abuse, negligence and misuse or airline damage. Please email backpackrepair@thepeoplefirst.com to inquire if you’re eligible for repairs.

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