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The New AFMC – Gold Humanism Award and Lecture

OTTAWA, May 18, 2018 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanistic Healthcare Canada (APGFC) are pleased to announce the establishment of the AFMC - Gold Humanism Award and Lecture. The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. 
 
2018-05-18

Canadian medical schools affirm their social accountability regarding physician health

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, April 28, 2018 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine have an enduring commitment to social accountability. The AFMC dedicated a Board meeting today to hear from leaders and learners about physician burnout with a particular focus on the strategies to build resiliency among medical students, residents and faculty in medical schools.
2018-04-28

AFMC advocates for collective action to address the crisis of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs)

OTTAWA, April 17, 2018 - An alarmingly increasing number of Canadian medical school graduates will not enter residency and complete their training to provide the care Canadians need. One hundred fifteen (115) current year medical graduates are unmatched. This includes 46 students who withdrew after being unmatched after the first round and 69 who were unmatched after the second round. The number of prior year unmatched has also increased from 46 to 54.
2018-04-17

AFMC Applauds Federal Government for Largest Ever Commitment to Health Research

OTTAWA, March 1, 2018 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased with the federal government’s major commitment to health research in Budget 2018, which provides a new investment of $1.22 billion over five years to the Tri-Council, including $354.7 million for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the new funds of $275 million over five years for interdisciplinary and international research, and of $21 million to increase diversity in science.
2018-03-01

Faculties of Medicine Confirm Support for Students during Resident Match Week and Beyond

OTTAWA, February 27, 2018 - On March 1st, the majority of graduating Canadian medical students will finally learn which specialty they will train in and the location of their training for the next two or more years.  This is the culmination of a process that has occupied our students from as early as the beginning of medical school. Some students will proceed to the next round of the residency match and consider a new career path or location from amongst the remaining residency positions.

2018-02-27

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.