Dept. of Family Medicine news
The Isaac Tannenbaum Annual Research Day on May 29 brought together essentially all of our residents from our six Family Medicine Units and our three satellites sites. The resident oral presentations were fantastic with many were excellent examples of practice-based research pointing to how practice can be improved by research. These presentations were complemented by our guest speakers, Dr. Howard Bergman who spoke about our growing academic department and Dr. Marion who talked about her journey as a clinician scientist. We also had Ms.
Dr. Peter Nugus & Dr. Charo Rodriguez successful in bid to host the 2018 OBHC International Conference"
Peter Nugus and Charo Rodriguez, from the Department of Family Medicine have been successful in bidding for the department and Montreal to host the "2018 International Conference on Organizational Behavior in Health Care (OBHC)". The theme of the conference is: "Coordinating Care Across Boundaries and Borders: Systems, Networks and Collaborations".
Two members of the McGill Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FAMSIG), Annick Gauthier and Hiromi Tissera, were involved in producing a joint paper with other Quebec Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) on Bill 20. FAMSIG is a group of McGill Medical Students interested in family medicine, whose mission is to promote medical student exposure to family medicine.
We're proud to announce that two graduate students in our department, Stephanie Ballard and Svetlana Puzhko, were awarded FRQS scholarships! Stephanie Ballard is completing an MSc in Family Medicine and is being co-supervised by Dr. Machelle Wilchesky and Dr. Mark Yaffe. Her project is "The validation of a tool for the detection of elder abuse in long-term care: A feasibility study." Svetlana Puzhko is currently in the MSc program in Family Medicine, supervised by Dr.
We're proud to announce that one of faculty members Dr. Mark Ware, Associate Professor in the McGill Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology, is leading the launch of the Quebec Cannabis Registry, one of the largest studies ever conducted on medical marijuana.
Dr. Mark Ware, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids and Director of Clinical Research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of McGill University Health Centre, was once again featured in the news for his work on medical marijuana. This time Dr.
Congratulations to Dr Roland Grad for being awarded the AFMC's John Ruedy Award for innovation in Medical Education!
On April 26, in Vancouver, during the Presidential Address Awards Ceremony at the Canadian Conference in Medical Education (CCME), Dr Grad has received his AFMC John Ruedy Award for innovation in medical Education. The award is given to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.
Dr. Hashana Perera, a family physician and faculty lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill, has published an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette detailing how she believes Bill 20 will discourage the practice of family medicine. Please see the full article for more details.
Dr. David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine at McGill University and Chairman of the conference of Deans of the four Faculties of Medicine in Quebec, was quoted this week in the Journal de Montréal. The article briefly discussed the increasing popularity of family medicine, which for the first time filled 424 residency positions, compared to 425 in other specialities. However, this was prior to the introduction of controversial Bill 20. Dr.
Registration is open for the Colloque québécois des enseignants en médicine de famille, which will be taking place on June 12, 2015 at the Université de Montreal, Longueuil Campus. At this conference, the best faculty development workshops will be presented by the Université de Montréal and McGill University (co-organizers of the event) as well as by the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université Laval.
On Saturday, June 20, 2015, McGill University will be joining Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers in the "Walk for Montreal", a historic event to inaugurate the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. The Walk for Montreal is a chance to come together to show our pride in our city and to celebrate this milestone for the MUHC and for health care in Montreal and Quebec. We will walk alongside a cross-section of the community, including MUHC colleagues, Montreal business leaders, community groups, schools, media personalities, sports celebr
We are proud to announce that Dr. Isabelle Vedel, Assistant Professor in our department, has been appointed a William Dawson Scholar!
We are happy to announce that Pierre Pluye has recently been promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Family Medicine! Dr. Pluye is a FRQS Senior Research Scholar and Director of the new ‘Methodological Development’ hub of the Québec SUPPORT Unit.
Congratulations to Dr. Charo Rodriguez for being chosen for the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence!
We're proud to announce that our own Dr. Charo Rodriguez, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, was one of the seven named to the 2015-2016 Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Educational Excellence!