Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization


Our mission is to educate health professionals and students in the biomedical sciences by conducting research, by generating a spirit of inquiry, and by serving the health needs of the people of Southeastern Ontario, drawing on Queen’s learning environment to enable our graduates to become the leading health professionals for Canada’s rural, northern, and urban communities and to provide researchers and educators for the nation.

In pursuing our Mission, SEAMO and its member organizations will strive to create an integrated system of patient care, health professional education, and health related research.

  • Care provided by our academic physicians will be based on patient need and will be of the highest quality within available resources.
  • We will continue to strive toward academic and clinical excellence.
  • We will apply our resources to provide, to the best of our ability, compensation for academic physicians which is fair and which will enable us to attract and retain the world’s best academic physicians.
The Alternative Funding Plan

The Alternative Funding Plan ("AFP") has provided SEAMO with a funding “envelope” which replaces a variety of traditional sources of funding for academic medicine. This includes a replacement of fee-for-service funding generated by clinical activity.