Advancing innovative
healthcare with
compassion at its core

Healthcare practitioners, leaders, educators, and medical historians:

Join a one-of-a-kind group. With our funding and support, you’ll contribute to a rich body of work and advance inquiry, system change, and your career.

Our Focus Areas

These two areas foster a Canadian healthcare system that's advancing technologically, while staying rooted in compassion and an understanding of our medical history. In each area, we support crucial activities in research education, leadership, and clinical practice.

healthcare

Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care

history

The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

Insulin 100 Symposium


On May 3, 2022, The Toronto Medical Historical Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin with a symposium. AMS Healthcare was honoured to be one of the sponsors of Banting, Bliss, and Beyond: A Century of Science and Care and of the Historical Workshop on J.J.R Macleod. The symposium was held at…

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in schools this fall? Ontario’s 1982 legislation spurred organized opposition


This blog was written by AMS Healthcare History of Medicine and Healthcare Program 2020 project grant recipient Catherine Carstairs and her colleagues from the University of Guelph. It very nicely supports the AMS Healthcare concept that History of Medicine research can and does act as a source of lessons that shape or inform the Canadian…

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Get funding for your research and projects in:

  • Compassion and healthcare technology
  • The history of medicine

See what's available through our grants, fellowships, awards, and other project support

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We're proud to share outcomes from a high-profile research community that's improving healthcare. Our resources come from AMS-sponsored researchers and project leads. Find research papers, briefing documents, articles, and videos to help you move your work forward.

What our friends and funding recipients say about us

The AMS Fellowship is a step that can make all the difference. My AMS Fellowship gave me the opportunity to put the spotlight on compassion whenever I was speaking to learners, educators, colleagues and patients. It gave my passion a legitimate home and introduced me to a community of like-minded people.

- Dr. Mala Joneja, Queen's University

“I’m thrilled to partner with AMS to study responsible innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Responsible innovation encourages us to engage a wide range of stakeholders to understand technology’s implications, including any unintended consequences.”

- Dr. Jay Shaw, 2018 Fellow

AMS 2020 Fellow, Laura Desveaux, “I’m grateful that AMS sees the value in supporting my research to create a vision for the future of compassionate digital care.”

- Laura Desveaux, 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow