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President’s message

Dear Colleagues,
At the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec, 2019 is already well under way. A meeting of the Federation Delegates’ Assembly was held January 12, 2019, to discuss current and potential issues that will be guiding our action and the attainment of our 2019-2021 three-year plan.

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Interpretation Guide – Collective Agreement 2015-2021

The Interpretation Guide for the FMRQ’s collective agreement is now available on the FMRQ site. We invite you to consult it, and to feel free to get in touch with us for further information, or in the event of a dispute.

To consult it . . .

Quebec Physicians’ Health Program

The Quebec Physicians’ Health Program (QPHP) 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available on the Program site. The QPHP posted a 20% rise in new clients among non-FM specialist physicians, and a 12% increase among family physicians. The number of new requests each year from medical residents lies between 100 and 120, holding relatively steady from year to year. Note that the FMRQ has a seat on both the QPHP and the QPHP Foundation boards. The FMRQ contributes $100,000 a year to this program.

For further information, consult the 2017-2018 Annual Report (French only).


As you know, the promotion we sent you the information about last summer ended on September 1. But medical residents wishing to renew or start their UpToDate membership can do so at rates that are still preferential. The fees for a new subscription are US$159 for one year and US$318 for two years. To subscribe, you must contact UpToDate directly via their website, and use the following codes: TDCLQ171 for a 1-year subscription, and TDCLQ172 for a 2-year subscription.


OMEGA – Training for medical students and residents focussing on setting up a medical clinic (FM)

Create your own FMG in a workshop with the help of medical management mentors and experts. Take part in the OMEGA simulation weekend February 22-24, 2019 at L’Estrimont. (Discussions/Workshops in French). For more information, please contact:


PEMs for 2018-2019-2020 in non-FM specialties

For any information concerning PEMs in non-FM specialties, fellowships, or virtual positions, or for any difficulty encountered in seeking a position, please get in touch with Johanne Carrier by calling 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215, or emailing You may also visit the new section recently uploaded to the FMRQ site here.


PREMs/PEMs for 2018-2019 in family medicine

For more information on the current situation with regard to family medicine, or on PREMs in family medicine, please get in touch with Geneviève Coiteux by calling 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215, or emailing


Moonlighting opportunity in Internal Medicine in the Gaspé

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts Hospital will be having periods of no coverage over the next few months, when it will be needing doctors to fill in. If you are certified in Internal Medicine, available on those dates, and interested in the possibility of moonlighting, simply get in touch with Erika Gagné, Medical Recruitment Officer at CISSS de la Gaspésie, by calling 418-763-2261, ext. 2524, or emailing


Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME)
Disruption Driving Change: Would Sir William Osler Adapt?

The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) is being held April 13-16, 2019, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Conference—on the theme of  Disruption Driving Change: Would Sir William Osler Adapt?—will look at physician resource planning for the healthcare system of the future. Registration opens in December. For more information, visit the Conference website.



How to reserve accommodation for a rotation in the Montreal area

So that the available places can be managed more effectively, it is up to you to plan your stay in these apartments IN ADVANCE and confirm the availability of the accommodation. To reserve, please get in touch with Louise Francoeur ( as soon as possible (limited places). To reserve Charles-Lemoyne apartments, please contact Suzie Brunette by emailing her at or calling 450-466-5000 ext. 4850 at least two months in advance (limited places).


Read Le Médecin du Québec on your computer

The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) now gives you access to the electronic version of its monthly publication, Le Médecin du Québec.
Family medicine residents may access it without charge via Google Store or APP. The tablet version may be downloaded here. For residents in other specialties, you may access the current Internet version and previous issues at


ALDO-Quebec – Calendar for 2018

All medical residents have to take part in an ALDO-Quebec training session at any moments during their training to be eligible for their permit from the CMQ. Registration must be completed one month prior to the training session.

For further information.

For further information, please contact the FMRQ by phoning 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215 or emailing, or visit our Web site at


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