The Collège des médecins is the professional order of physicians in Quebec.

Its mission:

Quality medicine at the service of the public

To fulfil its mission, the Collège des médecins du Québec:

  • Monitors and assesses medical practice in Quebec
  • Makes recommendations in order to improve medical practice in Quebec
  • Receives and responds to complaints from the public
  • Ensures and promotes the maintenance of physician competence
  • Verifies the competence of future physicians and their fitness to practice medicine
  • Issues permits and authorizations to practice
  • Monitors the illegal practice of medicine
  • Collaborates with other professional orders in order to maximize the deployment of health and social services provided to Quebecers
  • Develops practice guides and guidelines
  • Takes a position, including in the media, on various health topics

To perform its functions, the Collège relies on a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee, and has standing committees and six divisions: the Practice Enhancement Division, the Inquiries Division, the Medical Education Division, the Legal Services Division, the Finances and Information Technology Division and the Executive Office. The Executive Office coordinates the activities of all the divisions and implements the decisions and orientations of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

The directors, employees and mandataries of the Collège des médecins have adopted Ethical principles that they undertake to comply with in order to fulfil the Collège’s mission.

All this information is presented together in the Collège’s Statement of services for citizens, which reaffirms its commitments to the public, future physicians and its members.

Last update: July 31, 2018