The CMA Foundation (CMAF) is pleased to add its voice to National Resident Awareness Week 2020 and to recognize the valued contribution of medical residents across the country. Whether its caring for patients in urban, rural or remote communities, advocating for health equity, or investigating new approaches to support patients’ needs, medical residents are the future of medicine in Canada.
At the CMAF, we work with universities as key partners in medical education, recognizing the importance of supporting the renewal of the profession. Our bursaries program for students pursuing medicine is one example of our commitment to the future of medicine.
Again this year, the CMAF will provide bursaries and awards to students in every Canadian medical school. This program was first launched in 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Medical Association.
We know that medical residents share in CMAF’s vision of health care excellence. We take this opportunity to express our most sincere appreciation for choosing medicine and for making such a significant commitment to the health of Canadians.
President, CMA Foundation