Message from the CEO

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 →

OPINION: Cross-border exchanges are good for global health

Photo: Global representation at IMELF in 2016 held in Niagara Falls, Canada Dear colleagues, For almost a decade, the Royal College has been hosting the International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF). I am amazed at how quickly this meeting has... Continue Reading →

Meet Doug.

Dear colleagues, I'd like to introduce you to Doug Hedden who is joining the Royal College as Executive Director of Professional Practice and Membership. Doug is less than 30 days into a job that will directly impact your future interactions... Continue Reading →

Can we make the Royal College more relevant to you?

Dear colleagues, We regularly ask ourselves: how can we make the Royal College more relevant to Fellows, valuable to patients and of use to the health system? We need you (our members) to us help us define the answers. Contribute... Continue Reading →

We owe you an update: our activities on Medical Assistance in Dying

Dear colleagues, It’s been over a year since I wrote to you on the topic of medical assistance in dying. Around that time, we outlined our commitment to providing you with supplemental educational materials. Today’s message is a status update... Continue Reading →

Opioids: resources to help you prescribe safely

Dear colleague, What’s your role with respect to opioid safety? Have you considered this question? One of the core functions of our Royal College is to connect you with evidence-based information and learning materials to help you in your work.... Continue Reading →

Top moments from 2017 (so far)

Above: Talking with Dr. Tom Dignan and Ms. Danielle Fréchette (Executive Director, Health Systems Innovation and External Relations) at the February 2017 Council meeting in Ottawa. Dear colleague, We’re halfway through 2017. What are your highlights so far? Each summer,... Continue Reading →

Canada celebrates 150, we celebrate T minus 0

Above: The Dominion Medical Council of Canada celebrates the establishment of national training standards for Canada’s medical institutes (November 1912, Parliament Hill, Ottawa). Dear colleagues, In just a few days, on July 1, medical schools across Canada will launch a... Continue Reading →

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