• Launch of the Northern Lights 2018 Leadership Forum

    Last month on February 8-10, 2018, thirty-seven physicians from all parts of Northern Ontario came together for the Northern Lights 2018 Leadership Forum. The Forum was organized as a leadership educational innovation to address the isolation many physician leaders face due to the geographical challenges of living and practicing in Northern Ontario. Physician participants completed…


  • Dr. Shelley McKellar, launches new book, Artificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology

    Dr. Shelley McKellar, the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, has published a new book, Artificial Hearts:  The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology.  A Brief Synopsis: Artificial hearts are seductive devices. Their promissory nature as a cure for heart failure aligned neatly with the twentieth-century American medical community’s view of…


  • Dr. Arnold P. Gold co-founder of The Gold Foundation, 1925-2018

    AMS would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Arnold Perlman Gold, co-founder of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation on January 23 in New York City. He was 92. Dr. Gold was a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, a Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a master diagnostician who became an international leader…


  • AMS Increases Commitment to History of Medicine with Launch of NEW Award

    AMS is a charitable organization with more than eighty years of funding History of Medicine initiatives such as grants, fellowships, studentships and the prestigious Hannah Chairs at 8 Schools of Medicine in Canada. The History of Medicine and Healthcare Program, launched by AMS in 2015, was developed to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in…


  • 2017 Donald Wilson Award Winner Announced

    Associated Medical Services CEO, Gail Paech, was pleased to introduce the 2017 Donald Wilson Award winner, Dr. Karen Saperson at the recently held ICRE Awards Dinner. The Award recognizes a medical educator or team leader who has shown particular excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles in a health-related training program. Dr. Saperson is a Professor and Associate Chair,…


  • 2107 Boyd Upper Award Winners Announced

    AMS and Queen’s University are proud to announce the 2017 Boyd Upper Award recipients. Hissan Butt, Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal and Adam Mosa have won the award based on outstanding achievement in history of medicine research within the Faculty of Health at Queen’s University.  The winners submitted scholarly research papers on the history of medicine and have had their…


  • Change Day Ontario Celebrates

    Can we just say Wow! The first Change Day Ontario is in the books and what a great campaign it was. Thank you to all who participated; nurses, doctors, personal support workers, students and patients. We received pledges from everyone who touches the healthcare system. We were humbled by your brave pledges to impact change,…


  • New 2017 AMS/RNAO Fellows Announced!

    TORONTO, ON, October 13, 2017 – AMS Healthcare (Associated Medical Services Inc.) is pleased to announce the new 2017 AMS/RNAO Fellows. Recipients of the AMS/RNAO Fellowship will focus on building workplace skills to provide humane, compassionate and person-centred care.  AMS Healthcare is leading the way when it comes to advancing compassionate care within the healthcare…


  • The AMS Phoenix Project Announces 2017 Fellows and Thematic Grant Award Winner

    TORONTO, ON, September 27, 2017 – AMS Healthcare (Associated Medical Services Inc.) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the AMS Phoenix Fellowships and Thematic Grant. The AMS Phoenix Project: A Call to Caring is based on the premise that health professionals provide the best care when they are able to balance compassion and…


  • 2017 Jason A. Hannah Medal Winner Announced

    AMS, in conjunction with The Royal Society of Canada, is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Jason A. Hannah Medal, Dr. Maureen Lux. This is the second win for Dr. Lux, who was awarded the Jason Hannah Medal in 2002 for book Medicine that Walks: Disease, Medicine, and Canadian Plains Native People, 1880–1940.…