International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

November 25, annually, is observed as the InternationalDay for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date is specifically chosen to honour the Mirabel sisters who were murdered by order … Read more

Mentoring Women in the Era of #MeTooMedicine

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Reprinted from The Medical Post, Thursday October 18, 2018 For a .pdf version, click here A recent paper said some male academic physicians are reluctant to mentor women because of … Read more

Gender-Based Abuse has no Place in Professional Discourse.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Physicians Can and Must Do Better The Medical Post recently reported on a #MeTooMedicine moment that happened over Twitter involving a male physician and two women physicians that highlights in … Read more

FMWC Proposes #MeTooMedicine MWIA Statement

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

As a member of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA), the FMWC, supported by the American Medical Women’s Association, proposed the following statement be issued by the MWIA in response … Read more

Call for Medical Student and Resident Abstracts

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is now accepting abstracts for the Annual General Meeting in Toronto, ON. Abstract submission is … Read more

Physicians Can and Must Do Better

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

FMWC Statement on Gender Harassment and Sexual Violence in Medicine Over the last year, the #MeToo movement has exploded into #MeTooMedicine and #ScienceToo. It has exposed the prevalence of gender … Read more

Is it Medicine’s #MeToo or #TimesUp Moment Yet?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Reading time: 4:00 min This is a personal reflection submitted by Dr. Karen Breeck, past president of the FMWC. We applaud her courage in coming forward and sharing her experiences … Read more