Medical Education

Choosing Wisely Canada is committed to engaging medical students, residents and other health professional trainees in our campaign!

As part of our efforts to engage medical students, Choosing Wisely Canada launched STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship). STARS is designed to foster awareness amongst medical students in Canada about Choosing Wisely and specialty society lists of recommendations.

STARS students have launched launch local campaigns at each of Canada’s 17 medical schools. We will be hosting a second Leadership Summit for the next cohort of STARS students on February 26, 2017 in Calgary. Check out this infographic of the achievements of STARS to date.  To get more details, or connect with STARS students at your medical school, email

The STARS campaign was awarded one of six ‘Putting Stewardship into Medical Education’ grants from the ABIM Foundation.

Choosing Wisely Canada has released a list of ‘Six Things Medical Students & Trainees Should Question’, which has been endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ), who together represent all medical students in Canada.

Check out publications and media coverage about the list and STARS: