About the CFMSThe CFMS is an organization representing over 8,000 medical students from 15 Canadian medical student societies from coast to coast. We represent medical students to the public, to the federal government, and to national and international medical organizations.
In 2019, the Atlantic Task Force: Physician Recruitment and Retention Project was initiated by medical students from the Atlantic region. Medical students from Memorial University, Dalhousie University, and Université de Sherbrooke collaborated to create this toolkit. The objective of this toolkit is to provide physician recruiters, health authorities, policy makers, students, and other stakeholders with a medical student-informed guide about the current recruitment and retention models of each of the Atlantic provinces and suggested action plans for future directions. This initiative will help to foster more critical discussion and action plans with physicians and medical trainees to collaborate towards ameliorating the healthcare systems of the Atlantic provinces of Canada.