The Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec has 3,800 members, divided among Quebec’s four medical schools and grouped together in four associations, the Association des médecins résidents de Montréal (AMRM), Association of Residents of McGill (ARM), Association des médecins résidents de Québec (AMReQ) and Association des médecins résidents de Sherbrooke (AMReS).
Of the membership, 25% are headed for a career in family medicine, while 75% are training for certification in one of the 54 other specialties recognized in Quebec. Their average age is 28.8. The percentage of men is 41%, and women account for 59% of these physicians-in-training.
Medical residents hold dual status as trainees and health care establishment employees. As such, they deliver care to Quebecers on average 72 hours a week, in health care establishments located in all regions of Quebec, often on the front line. In addition to delivering services to the population throughout their residency, medical residents also perform research and teaching duties. A doctor’s training, from elementary school to fellowship, represents between 21 and 25 years’ education.