AFMC and CaRMS Sign New Resident Matching Service Contract

OTTAWA, November 15, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) are pleased to announce agreement on a new resident match service contract which comes into effect today.

“This new contract introduces enhanced clarity, while affirming the core principles of Canada’s residency match process, including CaRMS’ continuing role as an independent provider of a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service,” states CaRMS CEO John Gallinger.

Deans of Medicine Commit to Strong Support for Matching Graduates from Canadian Medical Schools

OTTAWA, October 25, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to report that the Deans of Medicine across Canada have confirmed their strong commitment to Canadian medical students and graduates from Canadian medical schools.

Given the significant increase in the number of unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs) resulting from the residency match in the last few years, the AFMC Standing Committee on Education approved the following principles:


OTTAWA, September 5, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine (AFMC) is pleased to share the 2017 edition of the AFMC Graduation Questionnaire (AFMC GQ) National Report. The AFMC GQ is a unique annual survey designed to elicit feedback about the educational experiences of students graduating from the 17 Canadian Faculties of Medicine Medical Doctor (MD) programs.

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.

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