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Canadian Medical Schools Address the Opioid Crisis

OTTAWA, November 24, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to announce it has confirmed its commitment to Health Canada’s November 2016 Joint Statement of Action to address the Opioid Crisis.

2017-11-24

AFMC and CaRMS Sign New Resident Matching Service Contract

OTTAWA, November 15, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) are pleased to announce agreement on a new resident match service contract which comes into effect today.

“This new contract introduces enhanced clarity, while affirming the core principles of Canada’s residency match process, including CaRMS’ continuing role as an independent provider of a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service,” states CaRMS CEO John Gallinger.

2017-11-15

Deans of Medicine Commit to Strong Support for Matching Graduates from Canadian Medical Schools

OTTAWA, October 25, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to report that the Deans of Medicine across Canada have confirmed their strong commitment to Canadian medical students and graduates from Canadian medical schools.

Given the significant increase in the number of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) resulting from the residency match in the last few years, the AFMC Standing Committee on Education approved the following principles:

2017-10-25

AFMC LAUNCHES 2017 GRADUATION QUESTIONNAIRE NATIONAL REPORT

OTTAWA, September 5, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine (AFMC) is pleased to share the 2017 edition of the AFMC Graduation Questionnaire (AFMC GQ) National Report. The AFMC GQ is a unique annual survey designed to elicit feedback about the educational experiences of students graduating from the 17 Canadian Faculties of Medicine Medical Doctor (MD) programs.

2017-09-05

AFMC Gravely Concerned About Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates

Ottawa, April 30, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), in response to today’s announcement on the R-1 Match results, expresses major concern over the large number of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs). The AFMC Resident Match Committee, which has been mandated to review and discuss resident allocation, selection and matching, has analyzed results from the R-1 Match between 2009 and 2016.

The Social Accountability of Canadian Medical Schools and Indigenous Health

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 29, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba have an enduring commitment to social accountability and Indigenous health, which has been renewed in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. The AFMC Board had the opportunity this week to hear from leaders and learners in Indigenous health, on how to address and act on the Calls to Action related to health.

Did You Know

70 Years of AFMC in Action

This commemorative video, which was commissioned as part of the AFMC’s 70th anniversary celebrations, features representatives of the AFMC and its Board of Directors, Canadian faculties of medicine, national partner organizations and learner groups. In addition to providing pan-Canadian footage of our faculties in action, it showcases the AFMC’s outstanding contributions to academic medicine in Canada over its 70-year existence.

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