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The role of Canadian medical schools in addressing the opioid crisis: the AFMC commitment

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Canada (AFMC) has an enduring commitment to social accountability and high quality medical education and training of Canada’s physicians. The AFMC joined Health Canada and multiple partners that ranged across the sectors of Federal, Provincial and local health, wellness and education institutions in the Joint Statement of Action to address the serious and growing Opioid Crisis issued November 2016.

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.

Dr. Bernard Jasmin Appointed as Vice President - Research

Dr. Bernard JasminOttawa, ON, - February 27, 2017 - The AFMC is very pleased to announce that Dr. Bernard Jasmin has accepted the position of Vice President, Research, effective immediately. Dr. Jasmin obtained his PhD in 1988 from the Université de Montréal.

Université Laval, Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke Preparing to Launch on the AFMC Student Portal

OTTAWA, February 13, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to announce that the French-language schools in Québec - Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke - will be joining McGill University and the Canadian Medical schools outside of Québec on the AFMC Student Portal. Students completing interprovincial visiting electives will benefit from the new application service that has been developed in partnership with the medical schools and the Bureau de la coopération interuniversitaire (BCI).

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.

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.

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70 Years of AFMC in Action

This commemorative video, which was commissioned as part of the AFMC’s 70th anniversary celebrations, features representatives of the AFMC and its Board of Directors, Canadian faculties of medicine, national partner organizations and learner groups. In addition to providing pan-Canadian footage of our faculties in action, it showcases the AFMC’s outstanding contributions to academic medicine in Canada over its 70-year existence.

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