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Archives: 2010


December 16, 2010
AFMC Board of Directors endorses CPD policy paper on industry funding.


November 30, 2010

New edition of the National IMG Database Report now available. Click here to download the 2005-2009 Report.

November 12, 2010

Dr. Jean L. Rouleau appointed Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. Read the press release here.

November 9, 2010

New DataPoint! now available: Bringing Canada’s Medical Education Map into Focus. Click here to download the article.

November 1, 2010
The Future of Medical Education in Canada (FMEC) Implementation – New Online Communities to Help Mobilize Action


October 29, 2010

Second annual Deans on the Hill a resounding success.
On October 5, 2010, our deans of medicine convened a full day of meetings on Parliament Hill as part of AFMC's "Deans on the Hill" lobby day. Read more about this event.

October 4, 2010
Dr. Nick Busing announces the appointment of Dr. Geneviève Moineau as Vice-President Education, AFMC and Secretary to CACMS and CACME.


September 21, 2010
AFMC supports CIHR recommendation regarding clinical trials on liberation procedure for MS

September 9, 2010

Professors David M. Irby and Richard K. Reznick are awarded the 2010 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education.


August 27, 2010

AFMC announces a call for proposals for the 2010 AFMC-SCCPD National CPD Research Fund.

August 13, 2010
Budget 2011: AFMC's submission to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance.


July 21, 2010

AFMC addresses the government's decision to eliminate the mandatory long-form census. Click here to read the letter to the Minister of Industry.


June 23, 2010
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada takes lead on national initiative to support Haiti.

June 10, 2010

CMA, Royal College and CFPC launch the 2010 National Physician Survey. Click here to view the full news story


May 26, 2010

Established on the premise of collaboration with the diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities served by Canadian faculties of medicine, the IPAC-AFMC First Nations, Inuit & Métis Health Curriculum Implementation Toolkit and Critical Reflection Tool are new resources developed to advance the IPAC-AFMC First Nations, Inuit, Métis Health Core Competencies: A Curriculum Framework for Undergraduate Medical Education. More information can be found under Aboriginal Health Needs.

May 20, 2010
The Université Laval names new dean of medicine.

May 19, 2010

Paul Grand'Maison receives the Prix d'excellence from the Collège des médecins du Québec. Click here to read the press release.


April 19, 2010
Survey results from the AFMC Public Health Education Project establishes baseline for further research into implementation of improvements to public health medical education.

April 7, 2010
University of Manitoba names new dean of medicine.


March 22, 2010

Queen’s Health Sciences gets new dean.

March 10, 2010

AFMC's response to Budget 2010: Importance of health and health research investments not forgotten. Read the press release here.


February 5, 2010

The University of Western Ontario has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Strong as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Read the complete news story.

February 3, 2010

The Flexner centenary issue of Academic Medicine has been published and features two articles on AFMC projects relating to public health and the Future of Medicine Education in Canada.


January 28, 2010

On Thursday, January 28, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) held a national launch of its report titled The Future of Medical Education in Canada (FMEC): A Collective Vision for MD Education. For more information or to download a copy of the report, visit the project website. View the press release here.

January 18, 2010

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), BIOTECanada, the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA), Canada’s Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), MEDEC and Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery are pleased to release the results of their public opinion survey on health and medical research. To read more visit the Canada Speaks! 2010 website.