The Social Accountability of Canadian Medical Schools and Indigenous Health

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 29, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba have an enduring commitment to social accountability and Indigenous health, which has been renewed in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. The AFMC Board had the opportunity this week to hear from leaders and learners in Indigenous health, on how to address and act on the Calls to Action related to health.

AFMC applauds Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science

Ottawa, April 20, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the voice of academic medicine in Canada with a strong focus on heath research and innovation, offers its unwavering support to the final report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science.  “The document is a clear re-affirmation of the central role of research in Canada, and of its potential for greater national and international impact and recognition.  Moreover, it capitalizes on the foundation of Canadian science and makes a series of recommendations for ou

The AFMC Entrustable Professional Activities: What every graduating medical student must learn

OTTAWA, April 18, 2017 – Trust: That is the key facet of the relationship between a patient and their doctor. Trust within the health care system means doctors and health care teams trust that each is able to do what they do. Entrustable Professional Activities mean a doctor’s ability to understand their own limitations and knowing when to ask for help. Clinical activities that trainees can be trusted to perform with minimal or no supervision have been labeled as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).

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.