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Studying to be a physician isn’t easy

Doctors Nova Scotia and the Canadian Medical Association will help you through medical school with resources, tools and advice.

All this and more for a dime a day

The AMA and CMA are the medical community’s provincial and national associations. Membership costs less than a dime a day, and provides invaluable benefits, including:

Effective advocacy

  • The CMA’s in-person or videoconference advocacy training can help you learn more about the political process, and how you can become an effective advocate for the medical profession and make a difference.
  • The MD-MP Contact Program connects you with your Member of Parliament so you can provide feedback on key issues for medical students, residents and physicians.
  • CMA provides support for student advocacy initiatives, such as lobby days, and help to prepare to for events to ensure you meet your strategic objectives.

Information on the go

  • Free, anytime, anywhere access to ClinicalKey, a comprehensive and current collection of textbooks, journals and multimedia resources, including medical videos and images across 30+ specialities (
  • Access best-in-class clinical tools, including DynaMed’s collection of evidence summaries and drug information on the RxTx Mobile App (
  • Sign up for daily POEMs by Essential Evidence Plus to receive concise, daily email summaries of the latest clinical studies (
  • Contact CMA librarians for MEDLINE searches and to help you plan search strategies and get the most from CMA’s clinical resources (
  • Get original clinical research, analyses and reviews, news, practice updates and editorials with CMAJ online at and on the CMAJ app (
  • Enjoy access to the members-only section of and learn about practice opportunities in the province or read the latest issue of the association’s magazine.
  • Develop personal leadership skills through “Leadership begins with self-awareness,” an online course for students and residents (

Money matters

  • Enjoy personalized, expert advice and best-in-class solutions to help you finance your education, manage your money and plan for your future needs through MD Financial Management. MD can help you access a full range of banking products1, including student lines of credit, chequing accounts, credit card products and mortgages.
  • Take advantage of unique savings programs from Doctors Nova Scotia and CMA, with discounts on car rentals, travel, hotels, cellphone plans, mobile software, fitness and leisure, and more (
  • Take advantage of group life and disability insurance through OMA Insurance. For details, visit or call 800-268-7215, x2918.
  • Save money on home and auto insurance through TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.
  • Medical Student Bursary Program: Apply for bursaries through the Doctors Nova Scotia-Medical Student Bursary Program. Bursaries of up to $5,000 are awarded to selected medical students attending Dalhousie University.

These are just a few of the benefits of Doctors Nova Scotia and CMA membership. You must be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia to join the CMA. To learn more about Doctors Nova Scotia membership, visit or call 902-468-1866. To learn more about CMA membership, visit or contact the CMA Member Service Centre at 888-855-2555 (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET) or

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MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

1 Banking products and services are offered by National Bank of Canada through a relationship with MD Management Limited. Credit and lending products are subject to credit approval by National Bank of Canada. All life-licensed MD Management Advisors and MD Insurance Consultants have life licenses with MD Insurance Agency Limited.