Focus on ICAM, Match 2022, Fee Assistance, GQ

                                                

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ISSUE: NOVEMBER 2021

 

Want to know more about ICAM 2023?

To be held in Québec City in April 2023, the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) will bring together medical educators and health research leaders from around the world. It will be the place for the academic medicine community to meet, network with, and develop new relationships and collaborations. By subscribing to the mailing list, you will be the first to know about the innovative program, exciting events, and many opportunities.  

 

 Be a sponsor or exhibitor at ICAM 2023

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available in person and on-line. You can set your organization apart from the crowd by sponsoring an event experience or the career fair at ICAM 2023. Exhibition spaces are also available but limited.

 
 
 

Selected findings - Graduation Questionnaire 2021

We are pleased to share selected findings from the AFMC Graduation Questionnaire National Report 2021.The Graduation Questionnaire is a unique annual survey designed to elicit feedback about the educational experiences of students graduating from the 17 Canadian Faculties of Medicine Medical Doctor (MD) programs.

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AFMC 2020-21 annual report is out!

 

AFMC is proud to share the 2020-21 Annual Report which highlights our key priorities including social accountability, health research, as well as medical education initiatives supporting faculties and learners. We look forward to continued collaboration. Together, we will continue to carve out a clear and actionable way forward for academic medicine in Canada.

 

CANPREPP 2.0, now launched

 

The CANPREPP team is delighted to announce that the development of the second version webtool has been completed and was officially launched on November 2, 2021. CANPREPP.ca is a free, online webtool that provides residency applicants the opportunity to find the best fit for their future through the exploration of program profiles and the National Calendar of Events. It is also an opportunity for Canadian residency programs to promote their programs with both content on their program profiles and virtual events.

 
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NCIME, standing in solidarity for the first-ever national day for truth and reconciliation

On September 30, 2021, we marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Since 2013, that day has been observed as Orange Shirt Day, which aims to recognize the history of residential schools and the aggressive assimilation of Indigenous peoples. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), under Action 80, proposed to establish a statutory holiday, “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

 

Ontario medical school application fee waiver - application data

The Ontario Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program was a pilot-program that waived awarded students the $220 OMSAS processing fee and provided free applications for up to three Ontario medical schools of their choice for the 2021-2022 application cycle. A limited number of 150 awards was available for the pilot program. This program was collaboratively developed by the Price of a Dream (POD), the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM), and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Price of a Dream is a group of medical students, residents and staff across Canada and the United States who are helping eliminate individual and systemic financial barriers for medical school applicants from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

MCAT fee assistance program applications are open

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Coming soon - opioid webinar series

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The Unforgotten, a film about Indigenous health

With funding and support from the Canadian Medical Association,” The Unforgotten” was created to raise awareness about the inequities Indigenous peoples face, inspire compassion and drive conversations to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. We encourage you to share the film and educational materials: https://theunforgotten.cma.ca.

 

Comparison of 2019/20 and 2020/21 data in post-M.D.training

Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the type and volume of post-M.D. trainees entering training in Canada? CAPER provides the data in its first infographic comparing post-M.D. training from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications being accepted: certified professional in CPD(healthcare) credential

As CPD professionals we believe in our own professional development to support the professional development of others. The CPC (HC) designation is a formal recognition of those committed CPD professionals. CPD leaders, program developers, researchers and administrators, whether physicians or non-physicians are eligible to apply. Senior CPD professionals with significant experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in CPD are eligible to apply through the Leadership Route. Those who have completed both the CPD Foundations and the Leading and Influencing Change in CPD certificate programs (or equivalent) offered by the CPD Department of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto are eligible to apply through the Certificate Route. Applications are now being accepted until November 30, 2021. Learn more and apply today -https:// www.cpdcoalition.ca/.

 

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