Student Council Fees
What the NOSMUSC provides YOU!
There are many annual events, and daily behind-the-scene operations that are organized and delivered by the NOSMUSC, below are a few examples:
Students have commented on the multitude of benefits the NOSMUSC brought to their medical school trajectory:
“During my years at NOSM, NOSMSC has provided me with funding and support to attend conferences where I was able to network with individuals in my desired field as well as meet fellow NOSM students. These opportunities allowed for mentorship as I progressed through medical school when I was selecting electives and provided me with friendly faces on electives.” – Teaghan Koster, MD 2020
“Without the NOSMSC I would not have been able to explore different areas of interest. From my involvement in multiple interest groups, I was able to determine where my interests lay for my future career” – Anonymous
Why should I pay my fees this year?
It’s simple, in order for the NOSMUSC to continue to function effectively and provide the services we have always had, we need students to continue to buy into the membership. We want to continue to represent all NOSMU students and provide the same level of quality programming for all students moving forward.
The NOSMUSC is responsible for a breadth of services, including Orientation Week, Buddy Events, Student Wellness, and Global Health Initiatives. The NOSMUSC is also responsible for Interest Groups, Social Events (Match Day, Christmas Formals, and Graduation), Lobby Day, and the Student Travel Fund. Through its countless portfolios, the NOSMUSC provides students the opportunity to be involved in a student government, and helps facilitate conversations between faculty, administrators and students. Beyond the events and initiatives, the NOSMUSC is an important advocate for all students locally, provincially, and nationally, and offers you the opportunity to get involved in setting your medical education.
How much do I need to pay?
The NOSMUSC relies upon students to fund many of the initiatives it undertakes. While historically these fees were included in tuition, legislative change in the summer of 2018 has required the NOSMUSC to directly collect fees from students. As such, the NOSMUSC charges a one-time NOSMUSC Student Fee of $400 to incoming first year students and this fee covers your entire term at NOSMU. In addition to the NOSMUSC Student Fee, as a NOSMU student you are also a member of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS). As such you are required to pay a one-time CFMS Membership Due of $80 which also covers your entire term at NOSMU.
How do I pay?
To be able to attend any NOSMUSC delivered event, including Interest Groups and certain Social Events, we will restrict access to these events to “Active and Paying” NOSMUSC members. In essence, ONLY those students who provide student fees to the NOSMUSC will have access to these services. At this time we are asking all first year students who have not already done so, to please send an e-transfer of $480.00 to the NOSMUSC VP Finance at email@example.com.
Please set the password as NOSMUSC and include your name and email in the message section of the e-transfer if available.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NOSMUSC President at firstname.lastname@example.org or the VP Finance at email@example.com
Updated Dec. 2020