The CFMS Education Committee serves the educational needs of Canada’s medical students alongside the CFMS Director of Education.
If you have concerns, ideas, or projects you’d like to share please contact both the Director of Education and the pertinent File Lead.
Director of Education
- Maylynn Ding
- Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine - McMaster University
Maylynn is responsible for directing the representation, analysis and policy of the CFMS on educational issues. She represents the Federation at such forums where concerns of a primarily educational nature are discussed (listed below). Maylynn also undertakes initiatives to enhance the educational experience of members of the Federation.
If you have concerns or ideas you would like raised at the below listed organizations, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Education: Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada , Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada ,Federation of Medical Regulatory Colleges of Canada , and Canadian Residency Matching Service . In addition, the Director of Education oversees ex officio members who represent the CFMS to many external organizations as listed below.
- [email protected]
The Vice-Chair of the Education Committee acts as the manager of the Education Committee and the Vice-President Academic Roundtable. The Vice-Chair also liaises with education-related projects undertaken by the CFMS general membership.
Rishi Sharma is one of the Ontario Regional Directors and provides support to all aspects of the Education Portfolio and steps in to fulfill the role of Director of Education when Maylynn is unable to.
Health Human Resources
The Health Human Resources (HHR) file works on improving the quality and transparency of HHR data available to medical students in the career planning process.
The Question Bank file is working to create a new clinically-oriented question bank for Canada’s medical students.
The Publications file oversees the Education Committee’s contributions to CFMS publications such as the CFMS Matchbook, Student-Led Clinics Guide, and Accreditation Toolkit.
The National Survey Platform file is working to develop a student-led approach to surveying Canada’s medical students to assist in evidence-informed decision-making.
Competency-Based Medical Education
The Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) file is working on a literature review and policy analysis of CBME as it pertains to undergraduate medical education.
The Accreditation file is working on a scholarly analysis of Accreditation as it pertains to undergraduate medical education.
The Policy Liaison file communicates closely with the CFMS Director of Government Affairs, Committee on Health Policy, and National Officer of Health Policy.
The Interprofessional (IPE) file assists with CFMS interprofessional initiatives such as the student led clinic guide and the new national alliance of health professional student societies.
Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG)
The Unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates (uCMG) file works on aspects of CFMS activities that relate to unmatched students, and to create policy and CFMS initiatives that support students going through The Match.
The Research Policy file is a part of the CFMS Research Team along with the National Officers of Research. This file supports research initiatives of various CFMS activities within the Education Portfolio and beyond. The role of the Research Policy File Lead includes but is not limited to: helping with survey design, REB approvals, data analysis, and building the research aspect of the CFMS
The Research Projects file is a part of the CFMS Research Team along with the National Officers of Research. This file supports the analysis of data collected by the CFMS for publication or report generating purposes. The role of the Research Projects File Lead includes but is not limited to: helping with survey design, REB approvals, data analysis, and building the research portfolio of the CFMS
Many CFMS members sit as ex officio members of the Education Committee. The role of the ex officio members is to update their organizations on Education Committee activities. If you have concerns, ideas or projects you’d like to share please contact both the Director of Education and the pertinent ex officio member
Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Representative
Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) representative
Canadian Association of Medical Educators (CAME) representative
Association Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Portal representative
CFMS National Officer of Research Sr.
CFMS National Officer of Research Jr.