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Regional Advisory Committee 4

Quebec

Gaétan Brochu, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Message from the Chair

Gaétan BrochuAs a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) practising in Quebec City, I am proud to serve as the Chair of your Regional Advisory Committee (RAC 4).

I am a graduate of Université Laval, where I completed my residency training in surgery (followed by fellowships in Boston, Montreal and Tokyo). I am a general surgeon at the CHU de Québec – Université Laval and an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Université Laval. I am the founding president of the Canadian Hernia Society.

I have been a Fellow of the RCPSC since 1997 and was elected to the Royal College Council in 2015. Since 2002, I have played an active role on the General Surgery Examination Committee, which I chaired for five years. I also sit on the Specialty Committee in General Surgery and on the Surgical Foundations Committee. I also participate in the activities of the Financial Reporting and Risk Oversight Committee and of the Governance Committee.

The purpose of the Regional Advisory Committee is to

  • identify regional issues relevant to the practice of specialty medicine, medical education, and health policy for action by the Royal College;
  • promote effective communication with regional members;
  • facilitate regional members’ ability to share their perspectives, strategies or solutions within areas of common interest;
  • support the continuing professional development of members through collaboration with regional CPD Educators and other regional partner organizations; and
  • identify and support the development of regional members with the experience, skills and expertise to serve in various volunteer roles within the Royal College.

Each RAC serves an important role in developing strategies to engage all members in our region in a dialogue concerning issues that are important to the profession and the core mission of the Royal College. We value your involvement and participation in contributing your perspectives and experiences on a wide range of issues or initiatives.

The RAC is one way you can become more involved in the Royal College and contribute to enhancing the practice of specialty medicine.

If you have any questions or issues that you would like to raise, you can contact me at rac4chair@royalcollege.ca. Note: RAC Chair email inboxes are monitored by Royal College staff.

Sincerely,
Gaétan Brochu, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS