Promoting Family Medecine
- 25 March 2019
- Posted by: FMEQ
- Category: Uncategorized
For the last few years, 55% of residency positions in Quebec are family medicine positions. However, for the 2018 residency match, only 32% of Quebec medical students ranked family medicine as their first choice for residency. Faced with this large discrepancy between student interest and populationnal needs for family practice, the FMEQ has decided to lobby for strategies to make family medicine a more attractive career choice.
The key recommendations in this memoir are:
- A positive political discourse towards family medicine
- Helping general practitioners be involved in teaching, considering the inclusion of teaching activities in the quotes and constraints that are imposed them
- Increase the amounts given to GMFs and to family practitioners for taking charge of clerks
- Abolish Bill 20 or decrease its requirements
- Increase the number of spots in programs of advanced competency as well as the number of PREMs available in these advanced competencies
- Allow the attribution of anticipated PREMS to family medicine residents, starting at the application into family medicine residency.
Medical students from everywhere in the province will gather at the National Assembly on April 1st to present these conclusions to MNAs, the end goal of which is to bring them to make changes in order to make family medicine more attractive. We invite you to read the memoir written for this occasion.