Canadian academic health sciences centres must evolve to survive, taskforce warns

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2993
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Calgary, Alberta

    Canada’s 17 medical schools should evolve from individual academic health sciences centres into academic health sciences networks to better integrate patient care, research, and training, says a Canadian national task force.

    The National Task Force on the Future of Canada’s Academic Health Sciences Centres, created by 22 of Canada’s national health provider and academic healthcare organisations and funded by Health Canada, comprises 19 leaders from the Canadian and international academic health science community.

    In its report Three Missions: One Future—Optimising the Future of Canada’s Academic Health Sciences Centres, the task force provides a “roadmap” for the future of individual networks across Canada as well as a network of networks.

    It lays out the work that must happen …

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