Social Accountability

AFMC contributes to addressing priority health concerns of the community and population we serve. 

Social Accountability

Social Accountability of Medical Schools

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the Social Accountability of Medical Schools as “the obligation to direct their education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community, region, and/or nation they have a mandate to serve. The priority health concerns are to be identified jointly by governments, health care organizations, health professionals, and the public.”


Canadian Medical schools have an important role to play to ensure that the highly valued Canadian health care system continues to provide the necessary access and quality to meet the needs of the population.


The following outlines a set of principles by which Canadian medical schools should function. These principles will allow medical schools to identify where they stand with respect to responding to the needs of society and to continuously strive to ensure that they are doing so.

Frequently Used Resources

AFMC Fee Assistance Programs

AFMC offers two fee assistance programs to help students in financial need.

Future MD Canada

The Future MD Canada web tool is a comprehensive tool that features a Q&A, glossary, and references to provide factual responses to all of your questions related to admissions, costs and funding, earnings, residency and practice.

Admission Requirements

Every year the AFMC gathers information on Admission Requirements directly from the 17 Faculties of Medicine in Canada and publishes a free guide to help students navigate the application process.