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Young Leaders’ Forum

The Young Leaders’ Forum is an AFMC initiative funded by Health Canada. The inaugural Young Leaders’ Forum took place in 2007 and participants were invited to discuss their vision of what Canada’s health care system would look like in 25 years. In 2008, the AFMC organized its second Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF II), involving participants that represented a broad range of sectors including faculty members, residents, medical students, researchers and leaders of health professional organizations (see Appendix 1 for participant list). The Young leaders’ Forum has continued to give a voice to stakeholder groups within Canada’s medical education system and create a foundation to achieve consensus around priority needs. An agenda was developed to provide structure to the event without constraining the breadth of discussion.

YLF II was scheduled in conjunction with meetings for the Future of Medical Education (FMEC) project, which was initiated by the AFMC to examine issues facing the current undergraduate medical education (UGME) system and to identify future challenges. The FMEC project aims to inform and guide future decisions pertaining to UGME in Canada. Please see Appendix 4 for more details pertaining to the FMEC project.

Following the forum, a draft report was produced to describe and summarize the workshop proceedings. The draft report was then distributed to workshop participants for review and final comment prior to publication. When finalized, the YLF II summary report will serve as an input into the overall Future of Medical Education in Canada initiative and will also serve as a reference point for many of AFMC’s future work.

YLF II Purpose:

  • Bring together young leaders to visualize and discuss the future of health education in Canada.
  • Enable dialogue to issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding Canada’s medical education system and provide structure to recommendations and key messages.
  • Review Future of Medical Education in Canada project themes from a young leader’s perspective.
  • Build consensus around the needs for Canada’s medical education system.
  • Begin to develop strategies that will meet identified needs.
  • Provide AFMC with guidance for its future work.

Young Leaders’ Forum II Synthesis Report

Young Leaders’ Forum II Summary Report

Forum des jeunes dirigeants II rapport sommaire

Keith Ahamad
Medical Student
University of British Columbia

Susan Dalton, MD
Board Member
Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR)

Adrienne Hagen
Manager, Office of Professional Services
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Robert Huish
PhD Candidate
Trudeau Foundation

Kamini Kalia, MScN(c)
VP Communications
National Health Sciences Students’ Association (NaHSSA)

Josée Larochelle
Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ)

Danielle Martin, MD
Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Kevin McLaughlin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary

Shaheed Merani
Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)

Janet Tworek
Education Design Lead, Undergraduate Medical Education
University of Calgary

Nadine Valk
Senior Program Specialist
Canadian Council on Learning