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AFMC Response to the Canadian Opioid Crisis

AFMC has released a series of online educational modules for medical students across the country. This will help close gaps in current educational offerings and ensure future physicians are better prepared to address pain management and addiction medicine. 

Supported with a financial contribution from Health Canada, the new curriculum was created by a multidisciplinary team of subject-matter experts and stakeholders.

Visit to access the new undergraduate medical curriculum. 


Visit to access the new undergraduate medical curriculum.
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More to come: Curriculum for post-graduate medical education and continuing professional development

The Government of Canada has extended its funding to include the development of a national, bilingual, comprehensive, and competency-based curriculum for post-graduate medical education (PGME) and continuing professional development (CPD). This project will build on the concepts and content of the undergraduate curriculum as well as draw on subject matter experts and have input from those with lived experiences. This new curriculum will be launched in early 2023. 


Dr. Abhimanyu Sud, one of our subject matter experts provides an overview of the project.

Development and Implementation Overview

Opioid Implementation overview

Dr. Lisa Graves, Project Lead

Fran Kirby, Project Manager

Aida Bangoura, Project Coordinator

Ashley Mahoney, Project Assistant

The AFMC Response to Opioid Crisis project has established 3 working committees:


Provides high level input into the overall progress and outcomes of the project.


Provides content consultation and advice into the curriculum; Develops a plan of integration into the UGME programs of their respective organizations/university.


Provides advice towards the implementation of the curriculum.

In addition to these committees, the Medical Council of Canada has established the MCQ Assessment Development Committee and OSCE Assessment Development Committee which will be responsible for developing a bank of MCQ’s and OSCE’s relevant to the curriculum for randomized inclusion on the MCC Qualifying Examinations I & II.


The Key Stakeholders

Canadian Medical Schools

Health Canada

General Public


Medical Council of Canada