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

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.

AFMC advocates for better patient care through an improved transition to residency for graduates

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. 

AFMC celebrates 75 years of legacy

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.
 

The New AFMC – Gold Humanism Award and Lecture

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. 
 

Canadian medical schools affirm their social accountability regarding physician health

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.

AFMC advocates for collective action to address the crisis of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs)

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.