Dr. Nick Busing, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FCAHS is an Emeritus Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He obtained a BA (History Honours) from Bishops University in 1968 and an MD Degree from Queen’s University in 1972. He obtained certification in Family Medicine (CCFP) in 1974 and fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP) in 1985. He became a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) in 2015
He is the Past President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). Nick served as Secretary to the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) from 2006 to 2011. He has conducted many surveys in medical schools in Canada and abroad.
Prior to joining AFMC, Dr. Busing spent 20 years at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, in several positions including Program Director in Family Medicine, Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
He was the Chair of the Section of Teachers of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1990 to 1992 and President of CFPC in 1997-1998.
While at AFMC, Nick co led a Health Canada funded project from 2007 to 2010 entitled “The Future of Medical Education in Canada: MD“. Ten recommendations for change to undergraduate medical education in Canada were endorsed by the 17 medical schools in Canada and implementation activities are continuously underway. Nick, working with partners from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, le Collège des médecins du Québec, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, then led a project relating to the Future of Medical Education in Canada: Postgraduate. A report, including 10 recommendations for change, was endorsed by all the partner organizations and many of the recommendations have been implemented.
He has frequently spoken nationally and internationally and written frequently on issues relating to medical education and health human resources in Canada.
Nick is currently on the Board of Compassionate Ottawa and is Chair of the Board of Associated Medical Services (AMS). In the past he served as Board member of the Champlain LHIN. Nick has retired from active practice after 40 years and keeps busy with his board interests; spending time with his wife Cathy, his children and grandchildren; playing golf ; and travelling ( when COVID will safely allow…)