Leading innovation in medical education, research and social accountability
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – October 22, 2018 – Today, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada celebrated its 75th anniversary by holding a symposium on the future of health care, health research and medical education. The symposium brought together thought leaders in academic medicine from across Canada and the United States to consider the strategic directions in shaping this future.
“Over the last 75 years AFMC built a legacy on the commitment of Faculties of medicine to their social accountability” says Dr. Brian Postl, Board Chair of AFMC. “AFMC must continue to advance this work by supporting our faculties of medicine who lead innovation in medical education and health research.”
In 1943, the deans of Canadian faculties of medicine founded the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (ACMC) in an effort to create nationwide planning and action around increasing the number of medical graduates. The ACMC became the AFMC in 2005 and expanded its mandate to respond to the evolving needs of Canadians and emerging issues in Canadian health care as well as health research.
The AFMC continues to grow in scope and reach year over year. “AFMC is a leader in social accountability, physician human resource planning and medical education and strong advocate for health research” says Dr. Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO of AFMC. “Through our collective leadership as the voice of academic medicine in Canada, we will achieve excellence in education, research and care for the health of all Canadians”.