ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
Please note that there are currently no in person ALARM courses planned.
We have developed "ALARM Virtual", an independent online study program that is available for registration. For more information or to register, please click here.
If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.
Should you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Richmond, BC - offered in English only
November 8, 2020
Please submit your application if you are interested in participating.
Selected candidates will be invited to register for the course.
Should you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Physician Organization Review Fees
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (No private sector support)
$500 + applicable taxes
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (Less than $10,000 of private sector support)
$750 + applicable taxes
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (More than $10,000 of private sector support)
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Repeat Review Fees (for accredited events that repeat throughout the year)
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The Resident Committee acts as the national voice for residents within the SOGC. The objective of the Resident Committee is:
The Resident Committee is made up of two representatives (one junior and one senior) from each of the 16 medical schools across Canada, as well as one fellow representative, two medical student representatives, and one board representative. The committee is represented on the board of directors and the Academic Council through resident representative positions.
The Resident Committee takes on a variety of projects each year through the work of its four subcommittees: Meetings & Conferences, Advocacy & Wellness, Postgraduate, and Undergraduate. The committee meets quarterly via teleconference.
Meet the 2019-2020 Resident Committee!
Presentations should be interactive, include pictures if possible, and pose questions to panelists throughout.
Resources developed by the SOGC Resident Committee – coming soon!
Provincial and National Associations for Residents
This student-led journal club is an opportunity for medical students across the country to meet every month to review impactful papers and research in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Through attending these journal clubs, students will learn about literature in the field and collaborate with like-minded students. They will also develop critical appraisal skills and a wider knowledge of various methodologies and research supporting clinical decision making.
These sessions will be hosted once a month through Zoom. The format of the program will consist of a 45-minute session including a presentation of the selected article followed by a discussion of related topics. Where applicable, a physician in the field will be invited to participate in the discussion.
The article to be presented and discussed will be sent via email one week prior to the journal club for that month. The upcoming journal club dates are:
To be added to the journal club mailing list, please complete the following survey: https://www.research.net/r/M39J7G6
If you are interested in presenting at a journal club, please email email@example.com.
Please note that the journal club is offered in English only.
Save the dates for the 2021 Medical Student Program! June 19-20 (if virtual) or June 21-22 (if in-person)
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.
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.
Due to COVID-19, the SOGC made the difficult decision to cancel the 76th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference. Therefore, in lieu of the in-person medical student program, the Promotion of the Specialty Committee hosted the first virtual medical student program. The program included:
The sessions were recorded and we invite you to view them here to learn more about the specialty!
Medical student program recordings: Day 1
Residency Program Videos
Medical student program recordings: Day 2
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.
View this year's series here
Updated each year by the SOGC Junior Member Committee, the FAQ sheets answer your questions concerning every residency program in the country.
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University of Alberta (Edmonton)
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
University of Calgary (Calgary)
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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.