In 1833, when the McGill Faculty of Medicine issued a degree to its first graduate, William Leslie Logie – the sole graduate that year – the degree had been penned by hand on a piece of paper. Since then, the Faculty has grown from a solitary brick building on the estate of McGill’s benefactor into an internationally-renowned institution spread out among classes, labs and clinical space all over the city of Montreal and in Quebec’s regions. What has never changed is our commitment to serving society’s health needs.
Today our Faculty proudly carries out its educational, research and health care missions thanks to the dedication of literally thousands of students, instructors, scientists, clinicians and administrative staff. They bring their talents, experience and enthusiasm to Medicine, to the Schools of Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders, and to the McGill Academic Health Network: the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital, the McGill University Health Centre and St. Mary’s Hospital Center.
Our commitment to diversity opens the doors of opportunity to people from all walks of life, as you will find out from the Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity . Just as diverse are the places where we contribute to the health and well being of society, whether here in Quebec, through the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé McGill (RUIS), across Canada, or globally.
As Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, I am honoured to serve on behalf of this great community that has given so much to me. My medical training started here and then took me to Toronto, but McGill soon drew me back, and since then this institution has given me the opportunity to tackle all sorts of interesting responsibilities.
Whether you are already familiar with our Faculty or exploring it for the first time, I encourage you to participate in our community to the fullest extent of your aspirations.
David H. Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine