News 2014

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November 19, 2014

Cours de français de niveau intermédiaire avancé

Le ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles offre régulièrement un cours de français de niveau intermédiaire avancé, adapté aux besoins des personnes formées à l'étranger souhaitant exercer une profession dans le domaine de la santé. Ce cours est offert aux personnes immigrantes qui ont entrepris une démarche...
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May 6, 2014

Notice of Election

The members of the Collège des médecins du Québec are hereby informed that the election of directors for the following electoral regions shall take place on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Laval 1 director Montérégie* 1 director Montréal 8 directors Only those members of the Collège who entered on the Roll forty-five (45) days or...
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April 1st, 2014

Cannabis for medical purposes: the Collège des médecins du Québec issues guidelines

This morning, during a press conference, the Collège des médecins du Québec publicly announced guidelines that physicians who agree to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes will have to follow. The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure Québec’s compliance with the new federal regulations that will be coming into effect on April 1 and...
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April 3rd, 2014

Permit to practice issued between June 1 and August 31

Notice to medical residents

The Collège des médecins du Québec would like to inform candidates who wish to practice medicine in Québec that they must hold a permit, be registered on the membership roll of the Collège des médecins du Québec, hold professional liability insurance and be registered with the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). Moreover,...
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April 11, 2013

Permit to practice between June 1 and August 31, 2013

Notice to medical residents

The Collège des médecins du Québec would like to inform candidates who wish to practice medicine in Québec that they must hold a permit, be registered on the membership roll of the Collège des médecins du Québec, hold professional liability insurance and be registered with the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). Moreover,...
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October 25, 2012

Specialty examinations - new components

We wish to remind you that the Board of Directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec, at its May 8, 2009 meeting, adopted a resolution modifying the components of the Collège’s final examination for specialty programs. More specifically, it was resolved that the components of the final exam for each of the specialties recognized by the...
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March 27, 2012

Final report – Investigation into mammograms

The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control

The findings of the investigation ordered by the executive committee of the Collège des médecins du Québec to review the results of over 22 000 mammograms done in three clinics in Montreal and Laval, between 2008 and 2010, revealed that a total of 109 cases of breast cancer were detected and managed, as they were diagnosed. “In November...
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November 29, 2011

Medical Directory : Final Edition

The 2011-2012 edition is the final edition of the Collège des médecins du Québec’s medical directory, for it will no longer be printed. However, an improved version of the online directory, already available in this Web site, will be developed in the coming months. This new electronic directory will allow physicians to access complete,...
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November 10, 2011

New Internet portal for francophone international medical graduates

The Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) recently launched an Internet portal to inform francophone international medical graduates (IMG) of the various steps to complete in order to obtain a license to practice medicine in Canada. Designed for easiness of use, this portal is targeting both francophone IMGs living in Canada and those...
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November 9, 2010

Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency

The Collège des médecins du Québec and Its Experts Express Their Opinion on Dr. Zamboni’s Hypothesis

During a press conference held this morning, the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) and its experts outlined their thinking with respect to the hypothesis issued by Dr. Paolo Zamboni in 2009 on the possible link between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis. The Collège des médecins is of the opinion that,...
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September 2nd, 2010

Single window for applications for permits in Canada

Government of Canada announces $2.8 million in funding for application for medical registration project

The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) and the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) are collaborating to create a single, streamlined online application for international medical graduate (IMG) physicians applying for medical licensure in Canada.Human Resources and Skills Developments Canada (HRSDC) has granted $2.8...
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August 4, 2010

New Online Registration Service for ALDO-Québec

The educational activity on the legal, ethical and organizational aspects of medicine in Québec (ALDO-Québec) is a prerequisite for the issuance of permits to practice for all medical residents. Medical residents who register for this activity can now do so via the secured section of the Collège’s Web site. Since the beginning of August 2010,...
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June 15, 2010

Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery

The Collège des médecins du Québec Taking Action to Protect the Public with Appropriate Controls

During a press conference held today, the Collège des médecins du Québec unveiled the conclusions of a report prepared by its working group on aesthetic medicine and surgery. The working group is recommending the implementation of a series of actions, including the creation of a directory of aesthetic medical activities accessible to the public...
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March 22, 2010

Permit to practice between June 1st and August 30

Candidates who wish to obtain a permit to practice between June 1st and August 30, 2010 must follow these instructions: Read carefully the information concerning the conditions and formalities for the permit;Complete the application form for a permit to practice (section 11 of the application “Solemn affirmation” must be signed by you and by a...
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New session in May for the ALDO-Québec activity

A new session is added in May for the ALDO-Québec training activity. This session will be held May 25th, 2010 at McGill University. For more information, consult the calendar.
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November 12, 2009

Products authorized by Health Canada to be used against the H1N1 flu virus

Health Canada is advising physicians and their patients that there are only three products that should be used against the H1N1 flu virus: the H1N1 vaccine Arepanrix, and the antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir). In addition, the unadjuvanted H1N1 vaccine Panvax is available for pregnant women. Taking unapproved or...
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November 3, 2009

End-of-Life Care : Getting Around the Impasse

The Collège des médecins du Québec Reveals Its Reflections

Subsequent to an intensive three-year period of reflection, the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) is revealing its perspective and conclusions today regarding end-of-life care and euthanasia. Although numerous consultations were conducted during this period of deliberation, the Collège does not pretend to possess any simple answers to a...
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August 19, 2009

Quebec – Ontario Agreement in Effect

On April 2, 2009, the Collège des médecins du Québec and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario signed an agreement that promotes the mobility of physicians between the two provinces. This accord officially came into effect on August 1, 2009.  The agreement makes it possible for a doctor in Ontario who holds a permit with no...
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June 11, 2009

Specialty examinations - new components

The Board of Directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec, at its May 8, 2009 meeting, adopted a resolution modifying the components of the Collège’s final examination for specialty programs. More specifically, it was resolved that the components of the final exam for each of the 35 specialties recognized by the Collège are as...
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April 2, 2009

Agreement to Facilitate Doctor Mobility

This morning, the Collège des médecins du Québec and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario signed a historic agreement that promotes the mobility of medical personnel between the two provinces. The agreement applies to those physicians in Quebec and Ontario who hold a full, unrestricted, unconditional license for independent practice.
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March 24, 2009

Permit to practice between June 1st and August 30

Candidates who wish to obtain a permit to practice between June 1st and August 30, 2009 must follow these instructions: Read carefully the information concerning the conditions and formalities for the permit;Complete the application form for a permit to practice (section 11 of the application “Solemn affirmation” must be signed by you and by a...
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January 5, 2009

Launching of the New Web Site

The Collège des médecins du Québec is kicking off 2009 with the official launch of its brand-new Web site. The original site has been completely redesigned to better respond to the needs of its users.

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