Dr. Nick Busing, MD, CCFP, FCFP, is the Past President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), having held that position from 2005 to 2013. Prior to joining AFMC, Dr. Busing spent 20 years at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, in a number of positions including Program Director in Family Medicine, Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Nick served as Secretary to the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) from 2006 to 2011.
He was the Chair of the Section of Teachers of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1990 to 1992 and President of CFPC in 1997-1998.
Nick led a Health Canada funded project from 2007 to 2010 entitled “The Future of Medical Education in Canada : MD“. Ten recommendations for change to undergraduate medical education in Canada were endorsed by the 17 medical schools in Canada and implementation activities are underway. Nick, working with partners from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, le Collège des médecins du Québec, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, then led a project relating to the Future of Medical Education in Canada: Postgraduate. A report, including 10 recommendations for change, has been endorsed by all the partner organizations and is now in implementation phases.
He has spoken internationally and written frequently on issues relating to medical education and health human resources in Canada.
Nick was recently appointed to the Board of the Champlain LHIN. He also has been appointed to the Board of the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Nick, a family physician , continues to practice, serving many of the same patients that he met at the outset of his career in 1976.