Summer Medical Student

Employment type:

Temporary, full-time position (6 to 8 consecutive weeks starting in June 2018, 35 hours per week)

Hourly rate:

$24.00 per hour

Job summary:

CMPA medical students will participate in the development of educational activities for medical trainees. Each student will be an active member of the Practice Improvement department and will have the opportunity for mentorship by knowledgeable physician advisors. Students will be exposed to key medical-legal concepts and good practices that will be relevant to their future medical careers, whether in family medicine or specialty practice. Students will be expected to complete a group and an individual educational project by the end of the traineeship.


  • Registration with a Canadian medical school.
  • Successful completion of at least one year of medical school.
  • Legally able to work in Canada.
  • Knowledge of office technologies including MS Office Suite, databases, Internet, and electronic document management systems.
  • Strong work ethic with the demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as a team member.

Application requirements:

  1. A covering letter explaining your career aspirations, medical education and what you hope to gain from spending time at CMPA. Please highlight what you would bring to the job and how you might make use of your experience in your own medical school.
  2. A detailed resume that includes postsecondary institution(s) and area(s) of study, work, and volunteer experience, as well as research and educational experience, if any.
  3. A letter from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Medicine indicating you are in medical studies and in good standing.

  • Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of academic and professional qualifications.
  • Travel assistance for one round trip to Ottawa (economy airfare) from a location within Canada is available. There are no funds available for accommodations.
  • Advanced English language skills are required. Bilingual language skills in French and English is an asset.
  • Accessibility in the Workplace: The CMPA is committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of employees, including those with disabilities, by striving to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility. The CMPA will provide support in its recruitment processes to employees with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an employee's accessibility needs.

Please forward your resume, covering letter, and Dean’s letter in confidence by 4:00 p.m. February 14, 2018, quoting Posting # 17-077 to