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.

 “Our Faculties of Medicine, across the country, are resourced to support each of our students prior to the match and through the next step of the residency match process if required. We encourage all students to reach out to and utilize the resources in medical education and student affairs available at their school,” stated Dr. Michael Strong, Chair of the Board for AFMC.

“Medical schools are committed to supporting their students,” added Dr. Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO at AFMC. “Our deans and faculty leaders in student affairs, undergraduate medical education and postgraduate medical education are working together to do all they can to support students in their career progression and during the match process. We appreciate the contributions of our entire medical education community in continuing to support our students and working to continuously improve the match process.”

On behalf of the Faculties of Medicine, AFMC wishes all students in the Class of 2018 success in the match and congratulates all of you for completing your studies.