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Next Generation: Clinicians in Training

The Clinicians in Training initiative is designed to prepare a new generation of physicians, pharmacists and nurses for practice in modern technology-enabled clinical environments. All projects are sponsored by Infoway for three years and include a variety of components, such as the creation and sharing of curriculum-based resources and e-learning tools.

Students from schools of Canadian Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine – we have an award just for you!

As we enter our second year of accepting submissions for the Faculty Interprofessional eHealth Award , Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) in partnership with the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) have created the 2016 Student Interprofessional eHealth Award under the Clinician Engagement Strategy: Next Generation - Clinicians in Training program, specifically for students.

Student teams comprising of undergraduate students from at least two Canadian schools of nursing, medicine or pharmacy who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to interprofessional, collaborative practice enabled by digital health solutions will have the opportunity to be recognized as the 2016 Student Interprofessional eHealth Award recipient.

Apply by 12 noon EST January 15, 2016 for this unique award and your chance to receive national recognition and financial support.

Physicians in Training

This Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)-Infoway project endeavours to improve clinical practice and patient care by supporting medical students and residents in their adoption and use of information and communications technologies, such as electronic medical records. It encompasses the 17 faculties of medicine across Canada, including educators, informatics experts, students and residents.

There is a focus on:

  • Clinical use of ICT at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education
  • virtual patient challenge for students
  • A yearly AFMC/Infoway award to leaders who advance medical informatics in education and learning opportunities related to electronic health record systems.

Pharmacists in Training

This Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC)-Infoway project aims to better prepare pharmacy students to practice in modern, technology-enabled environments, realizing benefits such as increased patient safety and improved efficiency. It engages each of the 10 faculties of pharmacy across Canada, including educators, informatics experts and students.

Nurses in Training

This Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)-Infoway project helps nursing graduates enter the workplace able to practice effectively in the increasingly electronic world of health care delivery, improving care delivery and patient outcomes. The program involves educators, informatics experts and students at the 91 nursing degree-granting colleges and universities across Canada.

Joint Clinicians in Training Collaboration

In addition to the individual faculty-oriented Clinicians in Training programs, all three also work together. This provides an opportunity for each of the Clinicians in Training executive partners and project leads (AFMC, AFPC, CASN) to share respective project activities and outcomes, and discuss join opportunities for knowledge exchange, translation and intersection.


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