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About the Faculty

Founded in 1829, the McGill Faculty of Medicine was the first faculty established at the University and the first medical faculty in Canada. Today, McGill is the leading medical research university nationally, and is renowned for its excellence in the health sciences worldwide.

The Faculty is home to a unique and stellar community of professors, practitioners, researchers, students and support staff. It is a burgeoning hub of interdisciplinary collaboration for the training not only of doctors, but also nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, as well as scientists who are defining new paradigms for health and well-being in this century.

Innovation in education is a Faculty cornerstone, as so is the “Oslerian” tradition that emphasizes both the science and the art of the “healer.” Within the McGill Academic Health Network – which includes the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital, the McGill University Health Centre and St. Mary's Hospital Center – students learn in situ in a variety of settings. Through RUIS McGill’s partners, spanning 63 per cent of the province, opportunities extend far into Quebec’s outlying regions. McGill’s Global Health Programs opens up still more possibilities in both learning and research.

On campus, the new McGill University Life Sciences Complex, the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre and the McGill University-Génome Québec Innovation Centre are just three of several wellsprings of excellence and collaboration where the Faculty, with its partners, are working determinedly to advance its  mission: to improve the health and well-being of Quebecers and all of society.