OTTAWA, March 28, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, March 29, 2012, a report will be released containing ten recommendations for transforming postgraduate medical education in Canada. According to Dr. Nick Busing, President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, "the recommendations contained in this report will ensure that the next generation of physicians are able to meet the ever-changing needs of Canadians and that they have the skills and competencies to practice medicine in the healthcare system of tomorrow."
The report is the culmination of the second phase of the Future of Medical Education in Canada project, funded by Health Canada, which was jointly undertaken over the past two years by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), le Collège des médecins du Québec, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with the AFMC serving as Secretariat.
The FMEC PG National Launch will be a Canada-wide event with a central location in Montreal linking to faculties of medicine and other stakeholder sites across the country via webcast.
|When:||Thursday, March 29, 2012|
|10:00 am EDT (In French)|
|2:00 pm EDT (In English)|
|Where:||Palais Room, Le Westin Montreal|
|270 St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A3|
After opening remarks and a video featuring prominent medical educators highlighting the importance of the project, participants will be encouraged to submit questions webcast or Twitter @AFMC_e (English) and @AFMC_f(French).
If you are interested in receiving an embargoed copy of the report and in connecting to this webcast, email Irving Gold at [email protected].
For further information:
Vice President, Government Relations and External Affairs
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
Ph: 613-730-0687 Ext. 236
Email: [email protected]