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One step closer to the future

On September 3, 2014 St-Mary's researchers unveiled a "robot-doctor" that will not only be used during explorative spatial missions, but also on Earth.  It will be used in particular to help in the rapid diagnosis and prescription of the right treatment for the astronauts in orbit. It will aslo be of significant help in, amongst other things, reducing the congestion in walk-in clinics, in developing countries as well as in the treatment of chronic diseases.

Published: 10 Sep 2014

Congratulations to our resident and medical student College of Family Physicians of Canada 2014 awards recipients

Congratulations to our residents and medical students College of family Physicians of Canada 2014 awards recipients!



-          MEDICAL STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS: Dr Patrick Moynihan

Published: 10 Sep 2014

Online oncology course offered for practicing physicians

This program is designed for health professionals to improve their knowledge in the field of oncology. The course is offered in two parts: Oncology I, which started April 1 and is currently active and Oncology II, which will be released in the near future. Click here to see a description, take a demo or to REGISTER for the new accredited McGill University Oncology for Practicing Physicians course.

Published: 22 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Vedel for receiving New Investigator Salary CIHR Award!

In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.

Published: 22 Jul 2014

Department of Family Medicine well represented in newest Health Science Inquiry 2014

There was a high representation of students and faculty of Family Medicine in the newest issue of the graduate student journal, Health Science Inquiry. Congratulations to Cristina Longo, Doaa Farid and Hani Badran who were all reviewers along with Pierre Pluye. Alex Fletcher was a reporter for this issue and original submissions were published for Vladimir Khanassov, Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi (on the MSc program) and Emily Parkinson.

Published: 15 Jul 2014

Innovation in education through Peter Steinmetz’s book

Peter Steinmetz works in the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal and is a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill. He is the Director and Founder of the Undergraduate Bedside Ultrasound Course at McGill and has taught in North America, Asia and Africa.

Bedside Ultrasound, Level 1, by Peter Steinmetz is a great resource among students, residents and physicians alike. It contains and explores applications of ultrasound that transcend the common areas this form of medicine deals with.

Published: 14 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Douglas Slobod for receiving John H. Altshuler Prize in Family Medicine

The prize was established in 2006 by David Altshuler and the Altshuler family, in honour of his father, John Altshuler, BSc ’55, MDCM ’59. This prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Medicine to a graduating medical student with the highest mark in the family medicine clerkship.

This year’s recipient, Douglas Slobod, received the award at the Dean’s Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 29.

Published: 14 Jul 2014

Dr Vania Jimenez launch her 3rd book "Je suis une pierre brulante"

October 6th, 2013

Dr Vania Jimenez, Director of one of the Family Medicine Unit of Côte des Neiges, is launching her 3rd  novel, "Je suis une pierre brulante".

Published: 9 Jun 2014

Heartbleed: McGill Password reset required

Sent on behalf of Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential effects on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied wherever needed. That work is now complete.

Published: 15 May 2014

Success of McGill Family Medicine in latest FRQS salary award competition !

We have wonderful news to share with you. Once again we have a great deal to be proud of in the Department of Family Medicine.  

The results from the Fonds de recherche Santé-Quebec (FRQS) have been announced and we would like to congratulate the members of our department who have been successful.  These competitions are very competitive and few are actually successful in obtaining these salary support awards.

Published: 9 May 2014

Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant receives the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching

Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence Graduate Teaching and Supervision. The Award and a citation will be presented at Spring Convocation. The recipient receives a plaque, and his/her name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.

Published: 29 Apr 2014

Mr. Jamie DeMore 2014 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Congratulations to Mr. Jamie DeMore on being selected as this year’s recipientof the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions by members of the administrative and support staff of the University for service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Published: 29 Apr 2014

Dr. Gillian Bartlett named to Honour List for Educational Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant for being selected for the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence 2014-15!

The annual list recognizes outstanding contributions to education in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity.

Published: 25 Apr 2014

Change in Leadership at St. Mary's Family Medicine Unit

After serving as Director of the St. Mary’s Family Medicine Unit since September 1999, Dr. Alan Pavilanis is passing the torch.  We express our thanks and recognition of Dr. Pavilanis' very important contribution, not only at the St. Mary’s Family Medicine Unit, the largest unit of our Department, but also his contribution to the Department as a whole.  Dr. Maureen Doyle has been named as Interim Director.  We wish to welcome Dr.

Published: 24 Apr 2014

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, recipient of the Solidaires to Community Agencies Award

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, one of this year’s recipients of the Solidaires to Community Agencies Award, for his longstanding contribution to the team at Head & Hands/À deux mains.

Published: 23 Apr 2014