With gratitude | Streamlining certification | Anti-oppression in medicine

February 13, 2023 | Author: Susan Moffatt-Bruce

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

In gratitude to you all

This publication, SMB3, has always been about threes and as I pen this final message to you as your CEO, I find myself reflecting again on three: the past, the present and the future. There were unexpected challenges amidst extraordinary times but above all, I feel immense gratitude – gratitude for the opportunity, the learnings, the new voices, the relationships and the evolution of the Royal College – your Royal College.

Streamlining our certification process for internationally trained physicians

To help alleviate the health human resources crisis, the Royal College is working to streamline the process for internationally trained specialists to be certified in Canada. The Practice Eligibility Route (PER) is for internationally trained specialists who have started practice and it allows them to apply for an assessment for Royal College exam eligibility and, ultimately, certification.

Anti-oppression in medicine

Tune in to the latest episode of Specialty Scoop where podcast guest Aimée Bouka, MD, CCFP, reflects on the anti-oppression landscape in the Canadian medical system. While sharing her experiences and observations on the journey to dismantle power imbalances, Dr. Bouka also talks about the balance between optimism and realism.

Key dates

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 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

March 31: Deadline to apply to the Canadian Aid and Action Fund program (8:00 a.m. EDT)

March 31: Deadline to apply for the M. Andrew Padmos International Collaboration Award


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