Deans of Medicine Lead Charge to Increase Resident Match Success Rate for Graduates of Canadian Medical Schools

OTTAWA, February 13, 2018 - Immediate attention is required to address the growing number of Canadian medical students who are unable to match to a residency and then practice medicine. In 2009 the number of unmatched was 11, in 2017 it was 68. By 2021 the number of current year unmatched students is projected to exceed 140 while prior year unmatched will exceed 190.

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.


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.


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:



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.


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.


AFMC is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!

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Stay tuned for further details about the celebration.