Collège's mission

The Collège des médecins is the professional order of physicians in Quebec.

Its mission:

To protect the public by providing quality medical care

To fulfil its mission, the Collège des médecins du Québec:

  • Monitors and assesses medical practice in Quebec
  • Makes recommendations in order to improve medical practice in Quebec
  • Receives and responds to complaints from the public
  • Ensures and promotes the maintenance of physician competence
  • Verifies the competence of future physicians and their fitness to practice medicine
  • Issues permits and authorizations to practice
  • Monitors the illegal practice of medicine
  • Collaborates with other professional orders in order to maximize the deployment of health and social services provided to Quebecers
  • Develops practice guides and guidelines
  • Takes a position, including in the media, on various health topics

To perform its functions, the Collège relies on a Board of Directors and a Requests Committee, and has standing committees and nine divisions: Legal Affairs Department, Communications and Public Affairs Division, Professional Development and Remediation Division, Inquiries Division, Medical Education Division, Finances and Information Technology Division, Executive Office, Professional Inspection Division and Human Resources Department. The Executive Office coordinates the activities of all the divisions and implements the decisions and orientations of the Board of Directors and the Requests Committee.

Access the Collège’s Statement of services for citizens, which reaffirms its commitments to the public, future physicians and its members.

Last update: December 8, 2022