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Strategic session 3: Building momentum for change in the postgraduate medical training system: matching output with practice opportunities

(Tues. Aug. 25, 1:45-2:45 pm)

Session will discuss key questions that will shape advocacy for expanded capacity in the post-medical training system, better information resources for medical students and residents and national coordination in alignment to with meet emerging population needs.


Dr. Melanie Béchard, Vice-President Government Affairs, Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Dr. Ashley Miller, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Vice-President, Resident Doctors of Canada

Learning objectives

In this session delegates will:

  • identify the implications of growing pressures in the postgraduate training system for medical students.
  • provide direction to shape CMA advocacy for expanded capacity in the post-MD system and for improved national coordination in aligning the system to meet population needs.
  • give direction for the development of resources to assist medical students with their choice of post-MD training programs to apply for.

Strategic questions and issues for discussion


This event is an Accredited Learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 14.5 credits.

The program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro-M1 credits.