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Manitoba physician receives our 2018 Indigenous health award

Dear colleagues, I’d like to invite you to watch a short video. Better than any words I can share, this three-minute video explains why Catherine L. Cook, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, has been named the recipient of our Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award for 2018. Dr. Cook, a proud Métis woman, began as a […]

Are these pan-Canadian health organizations “fit for purpose”?

Dear colleagues, Are you aware of the new federal report that outlines options for reshaping and revitalizing our pan-Canadian health care organizations? With combined budgets of over $350 million in 2017 — and impacts on care areas like mental health,... Continue Reading →

Announcing our 2018 National Award Winners (Round 1)

Get to know this year’s recipients, chosen from a competitive field of extraordinary nominations. Their stories remind us that, working together, each of our unique skillsets can be used to influence real and lasting improvements at the systems’ and patient-care levels.

Addressing complex patient care

Dear colleagues, There are some things we know: new technologies (such as artificial intelligence) are impacting the medical profession, patients and how care is delivered; scopes of practice are evolving and innovative models of collaborative care are increasingly important to... Continue Reading →

[Watch] @DeanOnCampus on why CBME is a necessary direction

Dear colleagues, We had the pleasure of welcoming our first Professor-in-Residence to the Royal College: Dr. Richard Reznick, FRCSC, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The Professor-in-Residence is one of two new programs we are launching... Continue Reading →

Your dollars at work

Dear colleagues, I recently had an exchange with a Fellow about Royal College membership dues. At issue was where membership dollars are being spent. After several emails, a phone call and a face-to-face visit to the Fellow’s nearby office (yes,... Continue Reading →

Collaboration makes the impossible possible

By Dr. Andrew Padmos A new blog post by AMFC President and CEO Geneviève Moineau proposes that the Canadian medical education system should reduce the number of entry routes in answer to medical students’ career choice challenges (i.e. inadequate time... Continue Reading →

Three common misperceptions about our international work

Above: Participants at IMELF 2017 in Quebec City, Que., included representatives from 19 countries. Dear colleagues, We feel privileged to be in a position to help global partners working in medical education, by sharing our knowledge, experience, best practices and... Continue Reading →

Trial our new program, earn Section 3 MOC credits

Dear colleagues, Prescribing medication is a core component of most specialists’ clinical work. It is important that this work is done properly and safely. Earlier this month, we launched a new pilot program for Fellows to assess their prescribing skills... Continue Reading →

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