The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is the national voice of Canada’s 17 faculties of medicine. As part of its mandate, AFMC is continually engaged in advocacy activities related to all facets of academic medicine. AFMC Standing Committees provide guidance on continuing, postgraduate and undergraduate medical education as well as research and graduate studies. The AFMC Special Resource Committees as well as Networks also deal with a variety of issues specific to medical education.
AFMC manages a rigorous system of accreditation at the undergraduate levels for all 17 faculties of medicine in Canada. Accreditation of undergraduate medical education is undertaken jointly between the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) in Canada and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the U.S.
AFMC, through the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), also accredits the offices of Continuing Medical Education at all Canadian faculties of medicine. Since 2005, the AFMC is the secretariat of the premier Canadian Conference on Medical Education.
The mandate of the Network on Libraries is to facilitate national collaboration between all Faculties of Medicine libraries, and to serve in an advisory role to the AFMC Board of Directors on matters related to Libraries.
Terms of Reference
The terms of reference for this position are available in the Governance Manual.
The CHLA/ABSC AFMC liaison is always the Chair of the Network on Libraries.