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Joint Communiqué : University of Saskatchewan preparing to launch on the AFMC Student Portal

2016-12-16

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are pleased to announce that the University will join 12 other faculties of Medicine in accepting applications for visiting electives on the AFMC Student Portal. The University of Saskatchewan’s application service will open January 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. (ET).

2016-12-16

Canada’s Medical Schools Support Government’s Renewed Focus on Health Research

2016-03-23

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), representing seventeen schools across the country, applauds the Liberal government’s new federal budget for its commitment to health research and education.

“Canada is a recognized world leader when it comes to health research,” said AFMC Board Chair Dr. Hélène Boisjoly. “We are gratified that the federal government recognized the important role that post-secondary institutions have in developing the leaders of tomorrow.”

2016-03-23

Dr. Jack Jhamandas Appointed as Vice President - Research

OTTAWA, ON - January 27, 2016 - Today the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) announced the appointment of Dr. Jack Jhamandas to the new position, Vice President - Research.

Dr. Jhamandas will be responsible for the development and implementation of the AFMC Research Mandate. His responsibilities will include liaising with key stakeholders and providing leadership to AFMC on the promotion of health research in Canada.

2016-01-27

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 Gravely Concerned About Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates

Ottawa, April 30, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), in response to today’s announcement on the R-1 Match results, expresses major concern over the large number of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs). The AFMC Resident Match Committee, which has been mandated to review and discuss resident allocation, selection and matching, has analyzed results from the R-1 Match between 2009 and 2016.

Joint Communiqué : Northern Ontario Medical School Now Accepting Applications for Visiting Electives on the AFMC Student Portal

OTTAWA, July 14, 2016 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) are pleased to announce that NOSM is now accepting applications for visiting electives through the AFMC Student Portal.