• 2017 Hannah Summer Studentship Award Winners

    AMS and the The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine are proud to announce the 2017 Summer Studentship Award winners. Emma Chilton (McMaster University) Ariel Gershon (Western University) Geraldine Huynh (University of Alberta) Rebecca Redden (Mount Saint Vincent University) The CSHM, in partnership with AMS, adjudicates applications for the AMS Hannah Summer Studentship Awards, which lay a foundation for…


  • Win Your Way to the AMS Invitational Symposium

    Presents The Past and Future of Canadian Medicare A Free Public Lecture and Discussion Facilitated by David Naylor, University of Toronto Thursday May 11th, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street West, Toronto, Ontario   Sally Sheard: History and Policy of Wait List Management in the NHS  and What Canada Can Learn…


  • Launch of Change Day Ontario

    What is Change Day? It’s a growing global movement rooted in health system improvement. It’s about individual people – patients, caregivers, providers and leaders of all kind – each pledging to make a change. Any change – big or small. But most importantly, it’s about people connecting through their ideas and stories; sharing them through…


  • AMS Board Member Colleen Flood writes on Universal Pharmacare

    AMS Board Member and Professor, Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, and a University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law & Policy writes for Huffington Post Canada on Universal Pharmacare. “Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them. Yet prescription…


  • AMS History Grants and Fellowships – Applications now Available!

    AMS is proud to provide Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the history of medicine, adjudicated by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.  The AMS Project Grant is designed to support small budget proposals on projects featuring the history of medicine. AMS defines the history of medicine as the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices,…


  • The New History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal at McMaster

    Created by the Hannah Unit and made possible by funding from AMS, the DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Announcing the official launch of the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal! With over 400 pages of original description of libraries, archives, museums, digital…


  • The Passing of Dr. Donald R. Wilson, AMS Past-President

    Donald R. Wilson BA, MD, FRCSC Dr. Donald R. Wilson, past President of Associated Medical Services Inc. (1983-1996), passed away on January 4, 2017 in his 100th year at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Wilson was highly respected for his many contributions to health professions education, his expansion of the AMS History of Medicine Programs…


  • AMS and The Royal College Announce a New Grant!

        AMS is pleased announce, in partnership with The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the new AMS CanMEDS Research Development Grant. Special Call for Proposals – Due March 2, 2017 This year we are excited to announce a special call for applications to the AMS CanMEDS/Royal College grant competition. In partnership…


  • AMS Hannah Chair Dr. Duffin Presents at Western University

    Faculty, medical students, local historians and community members came together on October 18 to listen to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, at the second annual Visiting Speaker Series presented by Western’s History of Medicine Office. The practising physician captivated the audience with her lecture entitled “The Stethoscope…


  • 2016 Donald Wilson Award Winner Announced

    Associated Medical Services CEO, Gail Paech, was pleased to introduce the 2016 Donald Wilson Award winner, Dr. Najma Ahmed at the recently held ICRE Awards Dinner. The Award, recognizing a medical educator or team leader who has shown particular excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles in a health-related training program, was awarded to Dr. Ahmed.…