President's Message

Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP, President

Looking forward to 2016

Happy New Year! I hope that you were able to slow down and spend time with family and friends during the recent holiday season. I was fortunate to take a couple of days over New Year’s to snowshoe with my husband and with our good friends. Fresh air and exercise made a great start to the busy year ahead.

2016 brings some exciting initiatives to CFPC members: As we gear up for the introduction of MAINPRO®+ on June 27th, the comprehensive Understanding Mainpro+ Certification guide is being distributed to continuing professional development program providers. In addition, the Fellowship nomination process has been updated. Please consider nominating a colleague now as the deadline is fast approaching.

The CFPC, along with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, is releasing Review of Family Medicine Within Rural and Remote Canada: Education, Practice, and Policy. In this document, Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce provides recommendations on recruiting and retraining family physicians in remote areas, an important step toward advancing rural health care in Canada.

Nearly 700 family physicians have been approved to receive certificates of added competence (CACs) in recognition of their special skills—and the numbers continue to grow! I am very much looking forward to working with the new board this coming year at the College.

I am very much looking forward to working with the new board this coming year at the College. This year I look forward  to meeting many of you, learning more about the current issues facing family physicians in Canada, and completing essential projects that will enhance health care across the country.

Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP, President

 

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