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Timeline

AFMC History

The legacy of AFMC is built on the commitment of our faculties of medicine to serving the needs of Canadians, to leading innovation in medical education and health research. This timeline reflects key milestones over the last 75 years.

1943
1 Jan

AFMC began

2 Feb

Schools:
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine - Halifax, NS
Université Laval, Faculté de médecine - Quebec City, QC
Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine - Montreal, QC
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine - Montreal, QC
Queen's University at Kingston, School of Medicine - Kingston, ON
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine - Toronto, ON
Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - London, ON
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine - Winnipeg, MB
University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine - Saskatoon, SK
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - Edmonton, AB

1950
1 Jan

Schools:
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine - Vancouver, BC
Université de Sherbrooke, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé - Sherbrooke, QC

1 Jan

CCME:
Annual Meeting Attendance Picks Up Steam

CAPER-ORIS:
Following incorporation in 1961, the association established a program of national statistical studies in medical education.

1 Jan

Governance:
Letters Patent of Incorporation were approved by the Registrar General of Canada in 1961, in which they were simply and inclusively defined as "To promote the advancement of medical education."

13 Oct

Governance:
ACMC Incorporation

1962
1 Jan

Accreditation:
LCME is Original Accreditation body for Canadian Medical Schools

Dr Macleod

Governance:
Dr. J. Wendell Macleod - AFMC Executive Secretary (1962-1970)

1964
1 Jan
Dr McCreary

Governance:
Dr. J.F. McCreary, President of the AFMC Board of Directors (1964-1967)

1 Jul
AFMC Health Workforce Planning

AFMC:
Health Workforce Planning

1965
1 Jan

Schools:
McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - Hamilton, ON
University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine - Calgary, AB

1967
1 Jan

Schools:
Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine - St. John's, NL

1975
1 Jan

Governance:
Executive Director - Dr. Douglas Waugh

1979
1 Jan

Accreditation:
CACMS - Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools comes into formal existence

In 1979, the first Canadian Medical Education Statistics Report was published.

CCME:
Annual Meeting - ACMC and ACTH Branch off to host Annual Meeting together

1982
1 Aug

Governance:
Dr. Gilles Hurteau

1983
1 Aug

Governance:
Executive Director - Dr. de Guise Vaillancourt

1984
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. J. Rochon

1986
1 Jan
AFMC logo

Branding AFMC launches new logo

1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. W. Webber

1988
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. R. L. Cruess

CAPER-ORIS:
In 1988, six medical organizations and the federal government created CAPER.

1 Oct

CCME:
Annual Meeting - CAME joins to form Trio with ACMC and ACTH

1989
1 Jan

CAPER-ORIS:
In 1989, CAPER published the first Annual Census of Post-M.D. Trainees, a comprehensive picture of the numbers and types of physicians in training.

Dr Harvey

Governance:
Dr. Harvey Barkun, AFMC Executive Director (1989-1995)

1985
1 Jan
AFMC staff 1985

AFMC:
staff

1990
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Mamoru Watanabe

1992
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Jock Murray

1993
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Serge Carrière

1994
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. John Seely

CCME:
Annual Meeting - Inaugural J. Wendell MacLeod Lecture

1995
1 Jan
Dr Hawkins

Governance:
Dr. David Hawkins Executive Director (1995-2005)

AFMC staff/partners 1995

AFMC: AFMC and Partners

1996
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Eldon Smith

1997
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Arnold Aberman

1998
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Lorne Tyrell

CAPER-ORIS:
The CMAJ published the “Class of 1989” study.

1999
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Lorne Tyrell

2001
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. John Cairns

2002
27 Apr

CCME:
Annual Meeting - Last year with ACAHO - Formerly ACTH

Social Accountability:
A Vision for Canadian Medical Schools” document created by AFMC & Health Canada

2003
1 Jan

Schools:
Laurentian University I Lakehead University Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Sudbury, ON

Dr Abraham

Governance:
Dr. Abraham Fuks (2003-2004)

2004
1 Apr

Social Accountability:
Partner's Forum Initiative

2005
1 Jan

Governance:
ACMC becomes AFMC

Dr Busing

AFMC President & CEO - Dr. Nick Busing

CAPER-ORIS:
Launched in 2005 by AFMC and CAPER, the National IMG Database brings 37 data providers together to track the flow of IMGs in Canada.

Dr Fuks

Governance:
Dr. Carol Hervert, President of the AFMC Board of Directors (2005-2006)

30 Apr

CCME:
Med Ed Conference - Current partnership with AFMC, CAME, CFPC, MCC, RCPSC is created to host the Medical Education Conference.

1 May

Public Health:
Recommendations to the Council of Deans

2006
1 Apr

Public Health:
Enhancing the Health of the Population: The Role of Canadian Faculties of Medicine

2007
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. Gavin Stuart

1 Mar

Indigenous Health:
Best Practices to Recruit Mature Aboriginal Students to Medicine

1 Sep

Indigenous Health:
IPAC-AFMC Pre-Admissions Support Toolkit for First Nations, Inuit, Métis Students into Medicine

AFMC Publications:
Gravitas

AIPHE:
AIPHE is formed - Phase 1

10 Sep

Branding:
AFMC Launches New Corporate Logo

2008
1 Jan

National IMG Database Report:
In 2008, the first edition of the National IMG Database Report was published.

CAPER-ORIS:
In 2008, AFMC and CAPER roll out new products bringing data to current health care issues.

1 Apr

e-Learning:
Canadian Health Care Education Commons Initiative

3 May

CCME:
The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) is born

2009
1 Jan

e-Learning:
Study of Clinical Teachers in Canadian Faculties of Medicine

Governance
Dr. Harold Cook

1 Apr

e-Learning:
CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge

Public Health:
An Environmental Scan of Best Practices in Public Health Undergraduate Medical Education

Indigenous Health:
IPAC-AFMC First Nations, Inuit, Métis Health Core Competencies Framework for UGME

IPAC: IPAC AFMC FN/I/M Health Core Competencies video

2 May
CCME logo

Branding:
CCME launches new logo

2010
1 Jan

Governance:
Dr. James Rourke

1 May

e-Learning:
Canadian Health Care Education Commons Initiative

28 Jan

FMEC:
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada releases transformative report on medical education in Canada

1 Feb

e-Learning:
Addictions e-learning Environmental Scan

1 Apr

Indigenous Health:
IPAC-AFMC First Nations, Inuit & Métis Health Curriculum Implementation Toolkit
IPAC-AFMC First Nations, Inuit & Métis Health Critical Reflection Tool

1 May

AIPHE:
AIPHE - Implementation Phase 2

2011
1 Jan

e-Learning:
Canadian Collaborative for Clinical Teachers

AFMC - Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum & e-Learning

11 Jan

Public Health:
Primer on Population Health

1 Jun

e-Learning:
e-Learning Resources on Addiction for Undergraduate Medical Education in Canada

1 Oct

e-Learning:
CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge

27 Oct

e-Learning:
National Consultation Meeting on Visiting Electives

1 Nov

e-Learning:
AFMC-Infoway, e-Health Award

2012
1 Jan

CAPER-ORIS:
In 2012, CAPER takes new steps to get more out the CAPER Database.

3 Feb

e-Learning:
National Forum on Clinical Teaching

29 Apr

FMEC:
Ten recommendations for postgraduate medical education released in the ground-breaking Future of Medical Education in Canada project report.

1 Jun

FMEC:
Consortium partners commitment for FMEC PG implementation

8 Aug

FMEC:
AFMC releases The Future of Medical Education in Canada postgraduate project public report.

1 Oct

e-Learning:
Podcast Series on Addiction for UME

1 Nov

e-Learning:
AFMC Student Portal – Partnership with U of T

Recommendations to enhance e-health training in medical curriculum

2013
1 Jan

CAPER-ORI:
AFMC data dates back to 1940, when 25 (4%) of MD grads were women. Fast forward to 2013 when 1,518 (58%) of all MD grads were women!

18 Apr

FMEC:
Funding for implementation project

20 Apr

CCME:
Attendance Surpasses 1500 delegates!

3 Jun
Dr G Moineau

Governance:
Dr. Genevieve Moineau AFMC President & CEO (2013-present)

1 Sep

Public Health:
Students/Residents in Healthcare: AFMC Public Health Learning Tools Challenge

17 Oct

e-Learning:
AFMC procures software development contract for The AFMC Student Portal

2014
25 Apr

CCME:
Conjoint Conference with the Ottawa Conference

2015
25 Apr

CAPER/ORIS:
“Social Accountability: A Vision for Canadian Medical Schools” document created by AFMC & Health Canada

2018
1 Jan
AFMC 75 anniversary logo

AFMC:
Celebrates 75 Years of Legacy