June 25 2015

Excelsior Awards

The Excelsior Awards have provided the Federation with an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of five medical residents to health, wellness and their university and local communities. This year, the Federation received 21 nominations in five categories. Our congratulations go to the four recipients, Drs Géraldine Godmaire-Duhaime (AMReQ), Ji Wei Yang (AMRM), David-Martin Milot (AMReS) and Martin Kuuskne (ARM), and to the winner of the Excelsior Award in family medicine, Dr Louis-Charles Moreau (AMReQ). Each recipient received a certificate of recognition along with a cheque for $750.

June 24 2015

Win a free registration for the International Resident Leadership Summit – October 23 and 24, 2015 in Vancouver

October 23-24, 2015, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is holding the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS), on the theme of Transition from manager to leader: Resident leader viewpoints. In this context, a contest has been set up to give free registration to three medical residents across Canada. You have until July 17 to send in your submission. An early bird registration rate of $250 applies until September 14, rising to $285 thereafter. To enter the contest, send in your ideas (in 400 words or less) about how to enhance the teaching and assessment of the Leader Role competencies in your program. All entries must be submitted to the IRLS email address ( and must include your full name, your e-mail address, your specialty, your year of residency, and telephone number. Regulations for this contest can be found here.

June 23 2015

Physician Resources – Moratorium on waiver applications in specialties lifted

In January 2015, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) declared a moratorium on waiver applications. This moratorium has now been lifted. If a facility has applied for a waiver in its physician resource plan (PEM) for you, feel free to get in touch with Marilyn Gagnon-Huot, FMRQ Co-ordinator, Physician Resources, to find out about your situation. The Physician resource management committee for specialties (COGEMS) will be meeting in the second week of July to assess applications and make decisions. You may reach Ms Gagnon-Huot by calling 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215, or emailing

June 22 2015

R1 Welcoming Day

On July 24, 2015, the FMRQ invites all new medical residents (R1s) to take part in its Welcoming Day, being held from 4:30 pm onward in Montreal’s Old Port. This activity is a chance for new residents to learn about the services provided by the Federation, and to get to know their collective agreement. All R1s are released to attend this event, and charter buses will be available for residents from Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Further information will be emailed to R1s.

June 21 2015

Golf Tournament and BIKE tour

For its 10th edition, the Golf Tournament is offering a new activity component: the BIKE tour

All medical residents are invited to take part in the 10th edition of the Medical Federation Golf Tournament, JULY 27, 2015 AT LE MIRAGE GOLF CLUB.


To enable more people to take part in this activity, a CYCLING component has been introduced.



Golf tournament: $500 per person

Bike tour: $500 per person



For the golf tournament

For the cycling component

For cocktails and dinner only

Profits from this event will go to the Quebec Physicians’ Health Program Foundation. Tax receipts will be provided.

Hurry up and register, as the number of places is limited.

For further information, call Olivier Badeau at 514-722-3557.

June 20 2015

Le Congrès annuel de médecine familiale 2015

La 7e édition du Congrès annuel de médecine familiale se tiendra du 21 au 28 novembre 2015, à l’Hôtel Barcelo Maya à Riviera Maya au Mexique.


Tous les renseignements relativement à l’inscription vous seront envoyés par courriel à tous les médecins résidents ultérieurement. Par contre, nous pouvons vous mentionner déjà que le début des inscriptions se fera à compter du lundi 3 août 2015, 9 h.

May 15 2015

Resident Day


Don’t miss this year’s Resident Day
On May 22
At the Mont-Royal Center
22 Mansfield Street
Activities begin at 4 pm 

4 pm
Presentations on PREMs in family medicine and on other specialties

5 pm
Stand-up Cocktail

7 : 30 pm
Excelsior Awards Presentation

8 pm
Show with 4 young stand-up comics

All medical residents are released from clinical activities with no financial nor academic (75 %) penalty

For more details on release time on that day, consult this link.


April 24 2015

Looking for a position?

Looking for a position? The FMRQ can help you in the steps you take to obtain a position in Quebec. Take a look at this video, and share it. You may also visit our site at to find out about all the services offered to medical residents. (only available in French)

April 20 2015

Excelsior Awards 2015

The deadline for sending the FMRQ your nominations has been pushed back to Friday, May 1, 2015, at 5 pm.

Awards for $750, including one reserved for family medicine residents, as well as a certificate will be presented to each of the five award winners as part of the activities to mark Medical Resident Day.

The promotional materials and the nomination form are attached.

We look forward to your participation.

FMRQ Resident Wellness Committee

April 07 2015

Symposium on PREMs in family medicine and medical resident day

Invitation to all R1s

Don’t miss the Symposium on PREMs in family medicine  and medical resident day
Friday, May 22, from 4 PM

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