2017 AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

Applications close November 4, 2016

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) last year announced  a new award - the AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award. Named after Dr Charles Boelen, a world leader in Social Accountability, it aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are reflective of the principles of social accountability.

An example of the principles of social accountability implemented as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools (www.healthsocialaccountability.org) and in internationally recognized references.

Nomination process

Nomination package details are detailed in the flyer below.

All enquiries to [email protected]

About Dr Charles Boelen

Charles Boelen is a Belgian born physician, specialized in public health, health system management and medical education, with a large experience in international health, namely as staff member of the WHO for 30 years. His work focusses on partnership in health, social accountability of academic institutions and the development of health professions. The concept of the "5-star doctor" was an initiative of Charles' which WONCA continues in its 5-star doctor awards.