Canadian Medical Association

The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are pleased to announce a partnership to develop and deliver medical leadership training. 

Under this agreement, the FMOQ and the CMA will jointly offer six medical leadership training sessions by 2024. The two organizations may increase the number of training courses and extend the agreement term based on demand, as training rolls out to physicians.

The content of these continuing professional development (CPD) courses is based on regular surveys of Quebec family physicians’ needs conducted by the FMOQ since 2017, and has been tailored to reflect the events of the past year, as the health system dealt with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“More than 18 months into an unprecedented health crisis that is changing our habits and our lives, the medical profession needs now more than ever to show flexibility and openness, as well as leadership,” said Dr. Louis Godin, president of the FMOQ. “For family doctors, providing the best possible care to the public in these exceptional circumstances requires even greater engagement and innovation. The first training course planned under this promising new partnership with the Canadian Medical Association, “L’organisation du travail et la gestion du temps,” [Work organization and time management] is already fully booked. The Fédération is proud to support family doctors in Quebec by providing them with the rich and varied continuing development opportunities they need and want.” 

“The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the health system has to innovate if it is to remain functional, and to transform itself to meet patients’ current and future needs,” explained Dr. Abdo Shabah, member of the CMA Board of Directors and an emergency physician in Montreal. “Physician leadership is essential if we are to reach this goal, and the CMA is pleased to work with the FMOQ to help physicians in their training.” 

Watch for additional dates for the L’organisation du travail et la gestion du temps course and for other new courses for FMOQ and CMA members

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