AFMC Response to the Canadian Opioid Crisis

To fulfill its commitment to Health Canada, AFMC reviewed the accreditation standards for undergraduate medical education. AFMC also conducted an environmental scan of offerings across Canadian medical schools and convened three expert panel meetings to review the curricula and teaching currently being provided in undergraduate medical education (UGME), postgraduate medical education (PGME) and continuing professional development (CPD). Responding schools provided some best practices of teaching and evaluating in opioid prescribing and/or pain management, primarily in non-cancer pain. In consequence, a robust repository has been created. This work can be accessed here:

Final report on the AFMC Response to the Canadian Opioid Crisis

Appendix 2-UGME-PGME-CPD Opioid Curriculum Responses Oct 2017

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70 Years of AFMC in Action

This commemorative video, which was commissioned as part of the AFMC’s 70th anniversary celebrations, features representatives of the AFMC and its Board of Directors, Canadian faculties of medicine, national partner organizations and learner groups. In addition to providing pan-Canadian footage of our faculties in action, it showcases the AFMC’s outstanding contributions to academic medicine in Canada over its 70-year existence.

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