OTTAWA, ONTARIO – 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 Scholarship program to create 500 master’s and 167 doctoral scholarship awards. Funding for parental leave has been expanded from 6 to 12 months for students and postdoctoral fellows who receive granting council funding.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – December 17, 2018– Today, the Association of Faculties of Medicine released a report, Transition to Residency: A Call to Action to address major challenges in the Canadian medical education system. The recommendations in the report will improve the ability for medical students to train as residents in specialties that meet the needs of Canadians.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
AFMC is responding to the surge of overdoses and opioid-related deaths in Canada by leading the creation of a Canada-wide, competency–based curricula for future physicians in pain management, problematic substance use and substance use disorders.