Message from CCMG President – Tracy Stockley

We, as well as the world, are facing an unprecedented situation.

Coming together and supporting each other will be crucial in these challenging times.

We want to know some ways to better support our members in this fast changing crisis. If you have ideas or suggestions on how the CCMG could support and connect you, our members, at this time please share them by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learning from each other and sharing what is going on across the country is likely to help our reaction time as things keep evolving by the hour

Here are a few additional tips:

  1. Stay informed: we are all in information overload, but stay connected to reliable data sources, such as canada.ca for up to date information on progression of situation, protective measures, community needs
  2. Stay home: enforce social distancing. Work with your employer to discuss ways to ensure physical distance within clinics and labs.
  3. Stay healthy: in high stress level situations as this one, it is particularly important to maintain good health habits. Apart from washing your hands regularly and avoiding touching your face, exercise regularly (there are plenty of accessible resources online for strength exercises, yoga, etc..), if possible go for a walk (maintaining the 2 m distance with others), meditate, do enjoyable activities, share a laugh

Best,

Tracy Stockley
CCMG President 

 45th Annual Scientific Meeting (1976 - 2021) | St. John, NL | June 12-16, 2021

Examination Message - COVID-19

Dear CCMG Fellows, Trainees, Program Directors and Examinations Committee members,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCMG Examinations Committee, with approval of the Board of Directors, will postpone the spring 2020 CCMG examinations to fall 2020.  This postponement includes the General, Written Specialty and Objective Structured Laboratory Examination (OSLE) components. 

We have tentatively set the new examination dates to be September 15 and 16, 2020 for the General and Written Specialty examinations, and October 3 or 4, 2020 for the OSLEs. 

These dates are tentative and may change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.  The General and Written Specialty examinations on September 15/16 will be held at the same locations as had been planned for spring 2020.  At this time, potential locations for the OSLE component are being investigated, with the intent to hold all Specialty OSLEs at one location on October 3 or 4.  

The CCMG Examinations Committee and the Board of Directors will be in regular communication throughout the next few months and will provide an update to all candidates, examiners and Program Directors by August 5, 2020.  Should a further delay of examinations be necessary, this will be decided by that time.

To answer any further questions, we are working on a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on the CCMG website.  This will be available next week.  If you have any questions, please forward them to the CCMG Management Office and they will be answered as part of the FAQs.

Sincerely,

Stacey Hume and Kathy Chun
Co-Chairs, CCMG Examinations Committee