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Preparing for Practice

The CMA and MD Financial Management are here for you.

How Do I Prepare for Practice?

No one knows physicians better than the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and MD Financial Management. We have a full suite of professional and leadership resources to help you as you transition from residency into practice. Our integrated suite of clinical, practice management and financial services is designed to meet your unique needs and save you time.

Stay on track with the Resident Timeline Tool. This customized timeline shows you what you need to do, and when. It covers exams, registrations, application for credentials, required professional memberships, malpractice insurance and more. It also includes links to relevant authorities, such as the MCC, RCPSC, CCFP and more.

Support for the business side of medicine. The CMA Practice Management Curriculum offers one- and two-day seminars. Supporting online modules are also offered through your university, to explain the basics of medical practice.

Support for resident health. The newly created Canadian Physician Health Institute (CPHI), a joint venture of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF), is being established for the purpose of developing a pan-Canadian, multi-stakeholder and physician lifecycle program for physician health and well-being.

Leadership for medical residents. Residency provides preparation for practice. The Physician Management Institute (PMI), CMA’s accredited leadership development program, prepares residents for leadership roles. Discount resident rates are available to CMA members.

New in Practice Guide. This guide offers advice and guidance on a range of topics that include evaluating practice opportunities, billing, remuneration models, malpractice insurance, licensing and much more.

Introducing MD MedEd CounselTM

A team of MD Advisors and Early Career Specialists dedicated exclusively to medical student and residents.

Find an MD Advisor or Early Career Specialist near you.

Transitioning Into Practice?

New In Practice Guide

Read the New in Practice Guide 2016 from the Canadian Medical Association.

Get 50% off the CMA membership fee in your first year of practice! Contact the Member Service Centre for more details.