SMSS Membership Fees
As a member of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the SMSS you also become members of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS). The CFMS is the national medical student organization made up of the students from all 15 different medical schools across Canada. This organization advocates for students on a national level and provides discounted medical learning resources, provides opportunities to partake in international clinical and research learning experiences, fosters collaboration across medical institutions, and represent students before the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).
The SMSS is funded in part by its student members (through membership fees) and in part by the College of Medicine. On the first day of orientation, first year students are required to pay a one-time, $300.00 membership fee. The breakdown of this fee is as follows:
- A percentage is put into a savings account and will go towards your graduation from the College of Medicine
- A percentage goes towards your membership fees for the national CFMS organization
- A percentage goes towards helping the SMSS run activities, events, and advocacy opportunities for its members
The SMSS has over 20 different student interest groups including groups such as The Pediatric Interest Group, Student Surgical Society, Family Med Club, etc. (click here for more information about each student group). These groups host events, skills nights, conferences, and speaker series’ to provide opportunities for each student to gain exposure to as many medical fields as possible.