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Medical Societies

Medical Societies

McGill Medical Students' Society Inc.

  • Lady Meredith Annex
  • 3706 Peel Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 1W9
  • Email: president.mss [at]; vice-president.mss [at]; vpinternal.mss [at]

The Society is an association of all registered medical students. Acting through its elected council and various Faculty committees, the Society performs a number of functions:

  1. represents medical students' needs, concerns, and ideas to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the rest of the McGill community, the government, and the public at large;
  2. promotes interaction among medical students through both the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS);
  3. attempts the advancement of new forms of learning in response to the desires of the students;
  4. promotes student sporting and social events within the Faculty and with other faculties;
  5. supports its clubs, interest groups, and standing committees in advancing the student life and educational experience of its members;
  6. publishes a weekly newsletter, The Murmur, for all medical students;
  7. attempts to provide the resources and personnel to meet student needs and wishes as they arise;
  8. supports and facilitates the creation and consolidation of student-led academic and community outreach initiatives;
  9. consults its members with the goal of improving student representation and services, including through hosting at least one general assembly per academic year;
  10. acts as a positive leader in the McGill University community and the community at large.

The MSS has members on many Faculty committees, including the M.D.,C.M. Program Committee and the Admissions Committee. The Society strives to provide opportunities and events that will meet all students’ needs.

L'Association des étudiant(e)s en médecine

L'Association des étudiant(e)s en médecine est une association de tous les étudiants inscrits en médecine. Représentée par son conseil élu et par les divers comités de la faculté, l'Association accomplit les fonctions suivantes :

  1. représente les idées des étudiants, leurs soucis et leurs problèmes à la Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, à la communauté de McGill, au gouvernement et au public en général;
  2. facilite la communication des étudiants en médecine par le biais de la Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) et de la Fédération des étudiants et des étudiantes en médecine du Canada (FEMC);
  3. essaie de développer des nouveaux cours qui répondront aux désirs des étudiants;
  4. s'occupe des activités sportives et sociales des étudiants en médecine et avec autres facultés;
  5. soutient ses clubs, ses groupes d'intérêt et ses comités permanents pour faire avancer la vie étudiante et l'expérience éducative de ses membres;
  6. publie un hebdomadaire, The Murmur, pour tous les étudiants en médecine;
  7. essaie de fournir les ressources et le personnel afin de rencontrer les besoins et les désirs des étudiants qui se font ressentir;
  8. soutient et facilite la création et la consolidation de projets étudiants axés sur les volets académique et communautaire.
  9. consulte ses membres afin d'améliorer la représentation étudiante et les services aux étudiants, y compris en organisant au moins une assemblée générale par année universitaire;
  10. agit comme leader positif au sein de la communauté universitaire de l'Université McGill et dans la communauté en général.

L'Association des étudiants en médecine a des membres sur plusieurs comités de la faculté y compris le « M.D.,C.M. Program Committee » et « Admissions Committee ». L'Association s'efforce de fournir des occasions et des évènements qui répondront à tous les besoins des étudiants.

Osler Society

The Osler Society was founded in 1921 to perpetuate the memory and teaching of Sir William Osler, the most illustrious graduate and professor of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In the spirit of Osler, the object of the society is to enrich our medical education through the attendance of lectures given by distinguished guest speakers, and through the presentation and discussion of papers concerning the Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine. In addition, the club has put a focus on developing philanthropy among medical students and in exploring various areas in which the experience may be enriched to develop students into more well-rounded physicians.

Meetings, charity hours, and activities are held throughout the academic year. In the Fall, the Osler Lecture is given by a distinguished guest. It is followed by the Osler Banquet, a formal dinner in the grand tradition of the Society. For more information, see

McGill Journal of Medicine

The McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM) is a scholarly scientific journal providing an international forum for university students to publish original research, case reports, reviews, and expository essays in any field of medicine. Established in May 1994, the MJM is published biannually and produced entirely by students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill. The McGill Journal of Medicine is peer-reviewed, available online, and open-access. It seeks to advance scientific knowledge by publishing the results of scientific research as well as commentaries about relevant issues pertaining to science and medicine.

Based on the principles of student excellence and education, the MJM is unique among existing medical journals as the only student-run scientific journal devoted to publishing the original research of students exclusively, on an international scale. The MJM has established a national and international base of authors. Please see reviews of the MJM in the New England Journal of Medicine (336:885;1997) and JAMA (278:1461-2;1997) and visit online at

Other Medical Societies & Clubs

A list of MSS' societies and clubs can be found at the following link:

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