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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.

AFMC applauds Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science

Ottawa, April 20, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the voice of academic medicine in Canada with a strong focus on heath research and innovation, offers its unwavering support to the final report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science.  “The document is a clear re-affirmation of the central role of research in Canada, and of its potential for greater national and international impact and recognition.  Moreover, it capitalizes on the foundation of Canadian science and makes a series of recommendations for ou

AFMC Supports the Recommendations of the CIHR International Peer Review Expert Panel

OTTAWA, March 01, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) applauds CIHR's International Peer Review Expert Panel for their report. AFMC is pleased to have met with the Panel on January 17, 2017 and with the significant alignment between the report recommendations and the AFMC submission. In particular, the overarching goals of accountability, transparency and responsiveness, which AFMC believes should be integral components of any peer review system, are very much taken into account in the report.

2017-03-01

Joint Communiqué University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine now accepting Applications for Visiting Electives on the AFMC Student Portal

OTTAWA, February 3, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce that UBC is now accepting applications for visiting electives through the AFMC Student Portal, an online service that allows medical students to search and apply for medical electives across Canada.

2017-02-03

Launch of the Common Immunization Form for Visiting Electives in Canada

OTTAWA, January 17, 2017 - OTTAWA – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) are pleased to announce the launch of the common immunization form for visiting electives.

2017-01-17

Joint Communiqué University of Saskatchewan Now Accepting Applications for Visiting Electives on the AFMC Student Portal

OTTAWA, January 10, 2017 –The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to announce that the University is now accepting applications for visiting electives through the AFMC Student Portal.

2017-01-10