Family doctors vote against CFPC proposal to add third year of residency training 


In a non-binding vote, registered family physicians at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s annual membership meeting voted 91% against the implementation of a third year in family practice training. Currently, family doctors must complete two years of family medicine specialty training after finishing their undergraduate and medical education. However, CFPC announced its intentions to mandate a third year of specialty training starting in 2027. According to CBC, many family doctors oppose this measure for reasons that include a potential worsening of the physician shortage. CFPC Acting CEO Dr Nancy Fowler sent a message to medical schools stating that the college will “propose a collaborative pathway for moving forward.”