|Our Colleagues in Canada|
Our Colleagues in Canada
Stephen Magill, APSA Public Relations Committee Chairperson
APSA's newest partner is our counterpart organization to the north, the Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC). I had the privilege of speaking at their inaugural annual meeting this fall in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are a similar organization to ours, but are just getting started. There are roughly 200 MD/PhD trainees in seventeen programs spread across Canada. In addition to MD/PhD training, Canada has MD-plus programs, which support MD/MSc training. The annual meeting was attended by 50 trainees from across the country-an astounding 25% turnout! This is an important time for CITAC as they are working to get there organization off the ground. They held their first annual meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation's (CSCI) annual meeting. The meeting featured a range of speakers, including a program director and individuals at all levels of training.