Message from the CEO



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 →

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 →

Re-energizing the Royal College: how can we better serve you?

Dear colleagues, If you recall, a couple of months ago I asked you to share your thoughts on the future direction of the Royal College. As our leadership team now endeavours to refine our strategic plan, I am once again... Continue Reading →

Competence by Design – Which disciplines will launch in 2018?

Dear colleagues, On July 1 we launched Competence by Design (CBD) for postgraduate training programs in Anesthesiology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Last week, at a meeting with the Postgraduate Deans, Royal College Leadership and Specialty Committee Chairs,... Continue Reading →

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