Medical Students

Interested in a career in obstetrics and gynaecology? Ob/gyn is a unique specialty combining medical and surgical skills.

Medical Student Journal Club

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:

  • September 23, 2021, 7:00-8:00PM (Adolescent gynaecology)
  • October 21, 2021, 7:00-8:00PM (High risk obstetrics)
  • November 18, 2021, 7:00-8:00PM (General gynaecology)
  • December 23, 2021, 7:00-8:00PM (Gynaecologic oncology)
  • January 20, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (Urogynaecology)
  • February 17, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (General obstetrics)
  • March 24, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (Minimally invasive surgery)
  • April 21, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (MFM)
  • May 19, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (Adolescent gynaecology)
  • June 23, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (High risk obstetrics)
  • July 21, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (General gynaecology)
  • August 18, 2022, 7:00-8:00PM (Gynaecologic oncology)


To be added to the journal club mailing list, please complete the following survey:

If you are interested in presenting at a journal club, please email [email protected].

Please note that the journal club is offered in English only. 

Medical Student Program

The SOGC extends a special invitation to all medical students who have an interest in ob/gyn to attend this year’s All-Virtual Medical Student Program.

About the program

The program is designed to benefit students by exposing them to virtual hands-on workshops and seminars that enhance their awareness and understanding of the profession of obstetrics and gynaecology.

In addition to hands-on workshops, students are able to hear from ob/gyn residents from across the country to learn more about residency programs and from a panel of individuals at various stages of their career. Students have the opportunity to present a poster and the program includes a social event to add some team-building fun!

The 2021 Medical Student Program will take place from June 19-20 over Zoom.

How to apply

Canadian medical students who have not previously attended the SOGC Medical Student Program are welcome to apply. 100 students will be selected at random from a pool of applicants. Students may opt to be placed on a cancellation list in the event that they are not selected to participate. Please note, preference is given to unmatched students.

To apply for the 2021 All-Virtual Medical Student Program, please complete this survey

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2021.

Information for attendees

Students who are selected to participate in the program must:

• Be a member in good standing of the SOGC. If you are not currently a member, click here to apply

• Register for the ACSC. Select the “Student in health care training/research” category. Tip: allow 2-3 business days for your membership to process prior to registering to benefit from the member rate!

• Demonstrate a genuine interest in ob/gyn.

• Attend each session of the Medical Student Program. Following the MSP, participants will be required to submit a global evaluation.

The 2020 Medical Student Program 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 

Speak with the Residents Week

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

Promotional Resources for Universities

Residency Programs – FAQ Sheets

Updated each year by the SOGC Junior Member Committee, the FAQ sheets answer your questions concerning every residency program in the country.

Dalhousie University (Halifax) - @dalobgyn  
Laval University (Quebec) - @residentsobgynulaval
McGill University (Montreal) - @mcgillobgyn
McMaster University (Hamilton) - @macobgynresidency
Memorial University (St. John's) - @mun.obgyn
Queen's University (Kingston) - @queensobgyn
Sherbrooke University (Sherbrooke)
University of Alberta (Edmonton) - @ualbertaobgyn
University of British Columbia (Vancouver) - @ubcobgyn
University of Calgary (Calgary) - @uofcobgyn
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) - @uofm.obgyn
University of Montreal (Montreal)
University of Ottawa (Ottawa) - @ottawaobgynresidents
University of Saskatchewan (Regina) - @uofsobgyn.regina
University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) - @uofsobgyn.saskatoon
University of Toronto (Toronto) - @uoftobgyn
University of Western Ontario (London) - @westernobgyn

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.

 Resident Champion List