CMA Foundation commits $1.94 million to support medical learners through the development of CANPREPP

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The CMA Foundation is pleased to announce a commitment of $1.94 million to the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) to support CANPREPP, an online portal where medical learners can discover and experience residency programs across Canada and programs can promote themselves.

CANPREPP, Canada’s Portal for Residency Program Promotion, equals the playing field for medical learners and programs – every student can access every program and every program can promote themselves to every student.

“Selecting a residency program is a crucial milestone for medical learners that’s been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Allison Seymour, CMA Foundation president. “The CMA Foundation is pleased to contribute to the development of CANPREPP to provide a solution for medical learners to have an equal opportunity to access residency programs across Canada.”

CANPREPP is the solution that came out of a virtual design sprint hosted early in 2020 to develop a tool for students and residency programs to connect virtually. The sprint team included medical students, residents, program directors and medical school deans from several organizations including AFMC, CMA and the CMA Foundation.

To learn more, read: Making better matches: virtual portal brings equity to the connection between learners and residency programs.