Strategic Plan priorities | New grant | Engaging podcasts & videos

January 17, 2023 | Author: Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Bite-sized information from Royal College CEO, Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Save the date! The Royal College’s Annual Meeting of the Members will be held virtually on February 23, 2023 (4-5:30 p.m. EDT). Watch your inbox on January 26 for an invitation to register.

Your priorities for our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Last October, we invited members to complete a survey to validate priorities for our upcoming strategic plan. We are truly grateful to those who responded to the survey and shared feedback on the major issues and challenges that you’re facing in health care today.

Your survey feedback indicated strong support for the strategic themes of

  • health human resources;
  • equity, diversity and inclusion; and
  • planetary health.

New grant opportunity: Canadian Aid and Action Fund

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Aid and Action Fund (CAAF), a new grant created to support Fellow-led projects that address issues impacting the Canadian medical community.

Funded by the newly reignited Royal College Foundation (RCF), the CAAF will support projects that are aimed at improving physician wellness and wellbeing, addressing environmental factors impacting the delivery and quality of health care, and improving access to care for underserved populations.

Successful projects may receive up to $15,000 annually for a maximum of three years.

The RCF will be accepting CAAF applications until March 31, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. I invite you to learn more and apply.

Tune in

Specialty Scoop: Narrative-based medicine and health humanities

Who am I? Where am I? What am I? Allan Peterkin, MD, FRCPC, dives into the concept of the human side of medicine encompassing the patient and the health care worker.

Conversations with Jillian: Interview with Dr. Damon Dagnone

Jillian Horton, MD, FRCPC, and Damon Dagnone, MD, FRCPC, talk about building resilience and finding meaningful connections in the most vulnerable moments.

Are you passionate about your subspecialty? Specialty Café podcast wants to hear from you

Inspire others by becoming a guest on our podcast for medical students! Canadian-based or international members are invited to email to express interest by February 17, 2023.

Explore current episodes to hear from guests in primary specialties:

Key dates

Jan. 31: 2022 Maintenance of Certification Program reporting deadline (extended Royal College Services Centre hours)

Feb. 20: Family Day (Royal College offices will be closed)

Feb. 23: The Royal College’s Annual Meeting of the Members

March 16-17: The Royal College Council meets

March 19: Notice of request to change General Pathology’s name

March 23: Deadline to apply for the Medical Education Research Grant, the Dr. Karen Mann Catalyst Grant and the Royal College/AMS CanMEDS Research Development Grant. Visit our research funding webpage for details.


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