75 years of AFMC in Action

The legacy of AFMC is built on the commitment of our faculties of medicine to serving the needs of Canadians, to leading innovation in medical education and health research.

A collection of reflections AFMC: 75 years of Legacy A commemorative collection was published in April and released at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. AFMC is grateful to the authors who have contributed by providing their lens on many of the seminal works of the ACMC and its successor the AFMC.

On October 22, 2018, AFMC celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting a symposium on the future of health care, health research and medical education. There were over 100 partners, stakeholders, past and current thought leaders in academic medicine from across Canada and the United States. The event highlighted the work of AFMC over the last 75 years, but also envisioned the next 75 years.

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The day’s three keynote speakers included:

Dr. Michael J. Strong, the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research;

Dr. Philip Edgcumbe, of Singularity University Canada and Principal of Med Edge Consulting;

Dr. Clay Johnston, the Dean of Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin.

Each keynote was followed by a respondent, which included:

Dr. Darrell G. Kirch the President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges;

Dr. PG Forest, Professor and Director in the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary; Ms. Stephanie Smith the President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students.

From future health care service delivery models, to the transformations in medical education or the breaking down of barriers to research innovation, all agreed that AFMC has a critical role to play in advancing academic medicine.

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