What Is the Value of Membership?
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the voice of family medicine in Canada. Representing more than 37,000 members across the country, it is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.
Your membership strengthens the College and the community of family medicine. It also gives you many services, CPD opportunities, and programs to enrich and support your practice, at every stage of your career.
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Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the eastern edge of North America.
Our Faculty of Medicine includes the medical school, postgraduate residency training programs and graduate programs leading to a Masters, Doctoral or MD-PhD degree or to diplomas in Community Health, Clinical Epidemiology and Post-Secondary Studies (Health Professional Education). The Faculty of Medicine is located in the Medical Education Centre adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre on the northwest corner of the main MUN campus.
MUN’s Faculty of Medicine is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (ACMC) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Our four-year undergraduate medical program provides a comprehensive and integrated medical education. Teaching methods are diverse, but there is an emphasis on small group teaching. The size of the faculty and the student body facilitate a personalized learning environment. An integrated approach to the field of medicine is encouraged by a non-departmental administration system based on three divisions: Community Health, BioMedical Sciences and the Clinical Sciences.
Our curriculum places particular emphasis on community and rural medicine learning environments, and patient contact starts early in a medical student’s training. MUN’s medical graduates are sought after across Canada and in the U.S. and are recognized for their clinical maturity and good grounding in the basics. The Faculty of Medicine excels in clinical teaching, and has research expertise in specific areas of clinical specialties, community health, epidemiology, applied health and services research and basic medical science including neurosciences, immunology, cardiovascular & renal physiology and human genetic research.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) is the voice of organized medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. A division of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the NLMA is a non-profit professional organization funded primarily by its members. The Association represents the views of the physicians of the province with governments, the media and the general public. It also advocates on behalf of all patients for a fair and equitable health care system in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador regulates the practice of medicine in the public interest.
It is governed by a 14 member Council, which includes the Registrar, a fully-licensed medical practitioner, who is an ex-officio member, appointed by the Council.
The College fulfills its mission by:
- Setting qualifications for registration and licensure;
- Conducting a rigorous licensing process;
- Investigating complaints;
- Conducting disciplinary hearings;
- Setting standards for ethical, professional behaviour;
- Setting standards for medical practice through by-laws, policies, guidelines and advisories;
- Promoting continued competence through re-validation and peer review;
- Registering professional medical corporations (PMCs); and,
- Maintaining registers of licensed physicians.
eConsult is a secure, web-based tool that allows family physicians to submit non-urgent, patient-specific questions to a participating specialty. Relevant diagnostic testing, images, photos, letters or any other documentation to help inform the consult process may be included. The request is processed and assigned to an appropriate consultant, who is asked to respond within seven days.