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Training innovative doctors to improve health outcomes of Canadians

September 5 2019

Today, the AFMC released its annual Graduation Questionnaire national report. This year’s report reveals that 73% of medical students have participated in research projects or scholarly activities with faculty members in 2019. Research undertaken in medical schools throughout Canada is responsible… [Read more]

AFMC releases Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous Health

May 23 2019

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to release the Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous Health. This report provides a roadmap for concrete institutional change that will best enable Canadian medical schools to respond to the TRC Calls to Action and fulfill… [Read more]

AFMC calls for an increase in physician residency positions

April 11 2019

Again this year, an alarming number of Canadian medical school graduates will not enter residency and complete their training to provide the care Canadians need. A total of 98 competent graduates did not match. This includes 36 students who withdrew after being unmatched in the first round, 31 who… [Read more]

AFMC student electives diversification policy

March 25 2019

The purpose of medical school is to produce competent graduates who are ready to enter any entry-level residency program. The purpose of electives is to enable students to seek clinical experiences in a wide variety of disciplines to broaden their knowledge in all fields of medicine. Undergraduate… [Read more]

AFMC applauds Federal Government for investments in young researchers and Indigenous students

March 20 2019

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased with the federal government’s investment in scholarships and fellowships in Budget 2019, which will invest $114 million over five years, with $26.5 million per year going to the federal granting councils’ Canada Graduate… [Read more]