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President's Blog

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Our CEO & President

Geneviève Moineau, MD, FRCPC, is President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). She is an MD graduate of the University of Ottawa and completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. Dr Moineau is Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Ottawa and practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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    It takes a village

    Since the release of our Report on Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG), the AFMC has worked relentlessly to address this crisis. We have advocated that provincial governments consider increasing the number of residency positions to augment the ratio of undergraduate to post graduate positions to 1:1.2, and to unblend the CMG and IMG streams.

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    Transition time: Next steps in improving the medical education system

    For medical education, this is one of the most wonderful times of the year as new medical graduates transition to residency. Convocations, graduation balls, weddings, vacations soon turn into packing, moving, unpacking, and prepping. This is a time of excitement, joy, mixed in with anxiety and fear of the unknown. That bridge you cross without really seeing what is on the other side. Some graduates may wonder if they made the right choice.  

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    Is medical school for rich kids?

    Medical schools in Canada set their own admission criteria. Collectively they are the guardians to the gateway of the profession. This is an important aspect of their social accountability mandate.

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    AFMC 2018 presidential address: Our past, present and future

    The following speech was given at the AFMC Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony on April 29, 2018 during the 2018 Canadian Conference on Medical Edition at the Halifax Convention Center.

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    Mission impossible

    Well, our final year students have just submitted their applications for residency matching this year. They have undertaken the Herculean feat of trying to figure out which of 30 different types of doctors they want to become. This includes family medicine and 29 other specialties. Really? 29?I can't even imagine as a first year medical student who is just glad to have made it into medical school after years of work, to be told that now I have 30 different options to consider.