Canadian Medical Association

Resources for Medical Students

The CMA is leading a national movement with physicians and medical learners who believe in a better future of health.

Our ambition is a sustainable, accessible health system where patients are partners, a culture of medicine that elevates equity, diversity and well-being, and supportive communities where everyone has the chance to be healthy.

We look forward to supporting you throughout your journey in medicine and, together, building a better future of health.

CMA membership is complimentary for physicians-in-training. To join the CMA, you must first be a member of your provincial/territorial medical association (except for Quebec).

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Reasons to join us

Shape our advocacy

Share your ideas for how to build a better future for health care in Canada

Access the latest learning and clinical resources

Get free apps, e-textbooks and drug information to help you in your studies and throughout your career

Get ready for CaRMS

Get advice from peers who’ve been through the match before with our popular CaRMS interview prep program

Kick-start your future with specialty profiles

Plan for your future with information-packed profiles of medical specialties in Canada, with details on typical workload, income, job satisfaction, educational requirements, and supply and demographics

Network and build relationships

Develop leadership skills, attend health events and connect with peers through the Ambassador Program – open exclusively to medical students, residents and early-career physicians

Prioritize your wellness

Visit the Physician Wellness Hub for articles, podcasts and videos to help you manage stress and lead a healthy life, and for free virtual peer support, if and when you need it

*CMA membership is complimentary to physicians-in-training. To join the CMA, you must first be a member of your provincial/territorial medical association (except for Quebec).

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