Medical education programs play a critical role in our health care system. They help ensure Canadians receive the best possible health care by providing rigorous, up-to-date and comprehensive medical training.
In 1979, we co-founded the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) to ensure physicians across the country graduate from medical school with a strong academic foundation. We also support the ongoing professional development of physicians in Canada and lend our unique perspective to important issues tied to medical education.
Read Supporting Learning and Continuous Practice Improvement for Physicians in Canada: A New Way Forward for more details on CMA’s work, in collaboration with other medical organizations, to help develop a new national system to support physician learning and practice improvement.
Accrediting Canada’s medical schools
CACMS works closely with the U.S. Liaison Committee on Medial Education to accredit medical schools in Canada. CACMS ensures all Canadian medical programs meet national standards and prepare students fully for the next phase of their training.
The CMA is seeking nominations for a position on CACMS. Apply now.
Supporting continuing professional development
We're participants in and funders of the Future of Medical Education-Continuing Professional Development Project, which aims to create a pan-Canadian professional development system that promotes health care innovation and quality improvement.
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
Prescribing medication is a key part of many physicians’ practice. Yet the high cost of prescription drugs can make them inaccessible to many Canadians. For more than three decades, the CMA has been a strong advocate for affordable prescription medications.
Medicine and Technology
The CMA is leading the conversation about technology’s potential to transform Canadian health care — and the questions it raises about privacy and the future of the profession.
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