AFMC Response to the Federal Budget

On the heels of its very successful international congress in Vancouver, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) watched with interest as the federal budget was announced last Tuesday. The AFMC celebrates the investments made in areas connected to the social determinants of health, such as housing, youth mental health, and a national school food program.

Accredited Opioids Curriculum Launches This Month

In January 2021, the AFMC launched a national, bilingual, comprehensive and competency-based curriculum for medical graduates, residents and practicing physicians interested in pain management and substance use. The evidence-based training aims to fill gaps in educations programs across Canada, including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pain. Free modules are available online to undergraduate students, post-graduate students, […]

CACMS Public Hearing & Consultation

As part of its dedication to continuous quality improvement of undergraduate medical education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) is pleased to announce that it will hold a public hearing at the International Conference on Academic Medicine, taking place April 12-15, 2024, in Vancouver, BC.

Patient-Physician Partnership Toolkit to help address the opioid crisis

The AFMC Response to Opioid Crisis Project launched the Patient Physician Partnership Toolkit in early 2023 in partnership with the Center of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP). In working with patient subject matter experts (SMEs) from CEPPP, we developed a Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) curricula on […]

Letter to Learners

February 12, 2024 Dear Learners, We have heard from many of you with concerns regarding the integrity of the national resident match process. We understand these are very stressful times for all learners, as years of hard work and investment culminate in the residency match. The AFMC wants to assure you that we remain confident […]

Changes to LCME Accreditation and Impact on Learners

As of March 2021, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States is no longer accrediting Canadian medical schools. Canadian medical schools continue to be accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This means that Canadian medical students graduating in 2026 and beyond will be considered International Medical […]

AFMC and Resident Match Integrity

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) takes the integrity of the national resident match very seriously and is providing the information below to reinforce this commitment to our students, residents, and faculty. We want to take this opportunity to outline existing strategies for an equitable and unbiased resident match for all applicants. […]

Accredited Curriculum Coming Soon on Response to the Opioid Crisis

In January 2021, the AFMC launched a national, bilingual, comprehensive and competency-based curriculum for medical graduates, residents and practicing physicians interested in pain management and substance use. The evidence-based training aims to fill gaps in educations programs across Canada, including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pain. The modules are currently available to undergraduate students, […]