April 1, 2019

Choosing the right residency program now as simple as swiping right

TORONTO - In a unique move, Tinder and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) have joined forces to streamline the residency matching process.

“Instead of flying across the country to interview for programs, matching to a residency program can now occur from the comfort of your own toilet,” stated Avril Asinus, VP of App Development at CaRMS.

CaRMinder App is Profile-Based

In the new process, medical students and residency program directors will download the new CaRMinder app, then create descriptive profiles with suspiciously flattering photos and somewhat exaggerated descriptors. From there, each will simply swipe left or right when they see the profiles of

potential matches, and the algorithm will ultimately assign...

April 1, 2018

Real Estate Price Surge Drives Up Costs of “Patient’s Medical Home”

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has announced a new mandatory 14.8% tax on all Canadian Family Physician income earned after July 1, 2019.

The new tax, announced Thursday, will be known as the “Patient’s Medical Home Tax.”

“We are getting a bit nervous about the small size of our reserve fund, and we think family doctors should cough up a bit more of their income,” explained Dr. Avril Asinus, the chair of the CFPC’s Committee on Revenue and Procurement (CRaP). The CFPC’s reserve fund is currently valued at $23,241,666 as of May 2017.

In an interview Tuesday, Dr. Asinus insisted that these changes are “proposed changes only. We are going to consult widely to gather opinions from Family Physic...

April 2, 2017

Family Doctors must re-write certification exam yearly to maintain licence

TORONTO, ON -- Citing increasing public scrutiny and the need for higher-quality patient care, Canadian regulatory authorities announced Friday that all family doctors must write an annual four-day-long recertification exam.

“Medical knowledge is always changing, so we want to know that each and every one of Canada’s 41,000 Family Physicians can prove every year that they are up to date,” according to the media advisory released Friday.

Family physicians will need to score a minimum of 88% on the exam, which is comprised of three days of written and oral exam stations plus Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) stations.

The Chair of the College Reassessment and Promotion Committee, Dr. Avril Asinus, elaborated on...

April 1, 2016

Editor's note (April 1, 2016) - Thank you for the many e-mail inquiries we have received regarding the post below. In case you are considering e-mailing us about this post, please kindly read to the end, as many of the questions we have received are answered in the post below.


TORONTO - The Canadian Certification Examination for Family Practice is expected to undergo major changes for 2016, including a change to a new "open-book" format, according to an announcement sent to residency program directors Thursday.


"Family physicians and family practice residents increasingly use point-of-care resources to aid their clinical practice, so it only makes sense that the examination assesses readiness for actual clinical practice in the same way," said the announcement from Dr. Susanne Leblanc...

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