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Royal College CEO honoured in Chile

Royal College Staff
June 5, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Dr. Andrew Padmos, Royal College CEO, was appointed a distinguished member of the Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUCC).

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On the sharp end of the rope: “Doc McLaren” on saving UN troops in Mali

Royal College Staff
March 26, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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This was it. As Andrew McLaren, MD, FRCPC, braced for impact, the CH-147F Chinook ditched rapidly to the water’s surface. The 17-tonne beast hit the surface, teetering for a moment before overturning; it just couldn’t sustain the weight of the twin engines overhead. The shock of the cold water was breathtaking, but he’d been in […]

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Easing the transition from medical school to residency in Mexico

Royal College Staff
March 26, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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“The concern in Mexico, in particular, is the transition from the end of medical school to the beginning of residency. It is important that students have the skills needed to start residency,” said Linda Snell, MD, FRCPC, a professor of Medicine and core faculty member at the McGill Centre for Medical Education; and a senior […]

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Our work Down Under

Andrew Padmos
December 5, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Dear colleagues, The Royal College has a history of working with our sister colleges in Australia and New Zealand. In fact, this relationship goes back many years starting as the Tripartite Alliance and growing to the Tri-nation Alliance. What is new and noteworthy is that, this fall, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to […]

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Announcing our 2018 National Award Winners (Round 1)

Andrew Padmos
April 24, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Get to know this year’s recipients, chosen from a competitive field of extraordinary nominations. Their stories remind us that, working together, each of our unique skillsets can be used to influence real and lasting improvements at the systems’ and patient-care levels.

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OPINION: Cross-border exchanges are good for global health

Andrew Padmos
October 4, 2017 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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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 become a cornerstone of our global interactions and by the broad and lasting impact it has had on participants. What exactly is IMELF? IMELF is an invitational […]

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Santiago, Beijing and Jeddah: 3 cities, 3 institutions, 1 shared feat

Andrew Padmos
October 26, 2016 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that, after several years of dedicated work, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago) achieved the first stage of Royal College accreditation (international recognition) earlier this year — our first international partner to do so. Just this month, two more institutions joined them in being internationally accredited by the […]

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Passing the 10 year mark as CEO: Some personal reflections

Andrew Padmos
October 6, 2016 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Dear colleagues, I find every day at the Royal College to be pretty exciting and exhilarating. If I were to pinpoint what exactly brought me to work here, I would say it was latent curiosity, on my part, as to what role the College could play in health care overall. This curiosity was happily matched […]

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