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Joint Communiqué : University of Saskatchewan preparing to launch on the AFMC Student Portal

2016-12-16

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are pleased to announce that the University will join 12 other faculties of Medicine in accepting applications for visiting electives on the AFMC Student Portal. The University of Saskatchewan’s application service will open January 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. (ET).

2016-12-16

Canada’s Medical Schools Support Government’s Renewed Focus on Health Research

2016-03-23

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), representing seventeen schools across the country, applauds the Liberal government’s new federal budget for its commitment to health research and education.

“Canada is a recognized world leader when it comes to health research,” said AFMC Board Chair Dr. Hélène Boisjoly. “We are gratified that the federal government recognized the important role that post-secondary institutions have in developing the leaders of tomorrow.”

2016-03-23

Dr. Jack Jhamandas Appointed as Vice President - Research

OTTAWA, ON - January 27, 2016 - Today the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) announced the appointment of Dr. Jack Jhamandas to the new position, Vice President - Research.

Dr. Jhamandas will be responsible for the development and implementation of the AFMC Research Mandate. His responsibilities will include liaising with key stakeholders and providing leadership to AFMC on the promotion of health research in Canada.

2016-01-27

Joint Communiqué University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine preparing to launch on the AFMC Student Portal

OTTAWA, December 21, 2016 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce that starting in early 2017 UBC will be accepting applications for visiting electives on the AFMC’s Student Portal, an online service that allows medical students to search and apply for medical electives across Canada.

AFMC applauds Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science

Ottawa, April 20, 2017 – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the voice of academic medicine in Canada with a strong focus on heath research and innovation, offers its unwavering support to the final report of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science.  “The document is a clear re-affirmation of the central role of research in Canada, and of its potential for greater national and international impact and recognition.  Moreover, it capitalizes on the foundation of Canadian science and makes a series of recommendations for ou

The Social Accountability of Canadian Medical Schools and Indigenous Health

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 29, 2017 - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba have an enduring commitment to social accountability and Indigenous health, which has been renewed in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. The AFMC Board had the opportunity this week to hear from leaders and learners in Indigenous health, on how to address and act on the Calls to Action related to health.