Learner News: July 6, 2023

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Visiting electives for the class of 2024
May 1, 2022
At the AFMC Board meeting on April 24, 2022, the Board approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), with the support of the AFMC Committee on Student Affairs, that visiting electives, including international electives, will be allowed starting in the Fall of 2022, for the Class of 2024, according to each school’s capacity and schedule.
Q&A with Victor Do, CAMi’s co-chair
May 23, 2023

Virtual interviews for all subspecialty matches

The AFMC Board approved that going forward all interviews for the Medicine Subspecialty Match, Pediatric Subspecialty Match and Family Medicine, Enhanced Skills Match will be in a virtual format including those for local candidates.

AFMC Awards Nominations Period is Open

The AFMC Awards recognize and celebrate distinguished individuals for their leadership, excellence, and achievements in academic medicine. Nominations are open for the 2024 AFMC Awards. Deadline for nominations is October 15, 2023. Learn more: https://www.afmc.ca/awards/.

ICAM Medical Education Abstract Submission Process is Now Open

We are now accepting medical education abstracts for ICAM 2024, which will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia in April 2024. Visit https://icam-cimu.ca/ for more information.

Culture of Academic Medicine Initiative

Thanks to a grant from the Physician Wellness+Initiative, an initiative by Scotiabank, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and MD Financial Management (MD), AFMC and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) have been working together to address the urgent and ongoing health and wellness needs of physicians, researchers, administrators and learners. A new website was launched in support of this initiative: cami-icmu.ca. Learners, faculty, staff, and patients are asked to share an experience that has impacted them in a meaningful way as part of the initiative.