THUNDER BAY – Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), was welcomed as member-at-large of the Medical Council of Canada. Her induction was part of the Council’s 2013 Annual Meeting, held on September 17, 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
“It is an honour to join the Medical Council of Canada, an organization that has been dedicated to striving for the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in evaluation of physicians for the past 100 years,” said Robichaud.
Since 1912, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) has been responsible for administering a uniform system and standards for physician assessment and practice for all of Canada.
In addition to assessing every medical school graduate, MCC is also responsible for assessing international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking to practise in Canada and provides the qualification (Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada) for entry into practice.
“We are extremely proud of this significant appointment. It is a testament to Andrée’s high-calibre leadership and the commitment to excellence in patient care that we have come to expect at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre,” said Susan Fraser, Chair of the TBRHSC Board of Directors.
The MCC’s 51 members meet annually to set policy. They represent regulators from each province and territory, medical schools, residents, students and members of the public.