Matthew Hacker Teper, a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto, obtained his Master’s degree from McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine in 2019. Before turning his career towards medicine, Matthew obtained an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and French. “As a medical student, I love family medicine because it demands practitioners to possess expertise across all domains of medical care,” he says.
Dr. Anne Andermann joined the McGill University Department of Family Medicine in 2008 as a staff physician with the Family Medicine Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital. She had completed both her undergraduate and medical education at McGill University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Honours Molecular Biology in 1994 and her MDCM in 2002. She then completed a certification in Family Medicine in 2004 and another one in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 2006. “I often ventured off the straight and narrow path,” says Dr. Andermann.
On behalf of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), you are invited to attend the Fall 2020 – Winter 2021 Thursday Evening Learning Series (TELS, via webinar only), and the Wednesday E-Learning Series (WELS, webinar only). These interactive CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC MOC Section 1 certified/accredited activities are designed to meet the needs of family physicians, other specialists, allied health care professionals, residents and medical students.
“My passion is caring for adolescents and young adults. That is what I have done most of my career,” says Dr. Tellier, family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, who completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. After working for two years at the Family Medicine unit there, Dr. Tellier left Montreal to do a fellowship in Adolescent Health at Bellevue Hospital in New York City with Dr. Adele Hofmann, one of the originators of Adolescent Medicine in the United States.
COVID-19 Stories Contest
Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2020
The COVID-19 Stories Contest encourages Family Medicine Department members to share their stories, thoughts and experiences on living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Story telling is a powerful tool in healing. People yearn for stories, particularly stories of influence, hope, and community building. We can learn from and through authentic experiences, both of grief and joy. COVID-19 has shown us the interconnectivity of communities worldwide.
The Department of Family Medicine wants to promote graduate students’ voices on our website. We are proud of our students and believe that they should be showcased. You have all earned a place on our website, as we will be creating public “student profiles.”
In that spirit, we have created a video contest with awards to win!
The videos selected will be uploaded to the website to highlight your experience as students in our department.
Lashanda Skerritt, PhD candidate in the Department of Family Medicine, is among the latest cohort of Vanier Canada Scholars. The award is Canada’s most prestigious for doctoral students. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Lashanda’s doctoral research aims to produce evidence to support high-quality reproductive healthcare for women living with HIV. Her work is supervised by Dr.
Richard Budgell, newly appointed Associate Professor of Inuit and Northern Health Promotion in the Department of Family Medicine, has a background of more than 30 years as a public servant with the Government of Canada. “My primary motivation throughout my career has been working to enlarge the role and understanding of Indigenous people and to fight systemic discrimination,” says Richard, who completed his Bachelor’s degree in History and Linguistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his Master’s degree in Canadian Studies, Indigenous concentration, at Carleton University.
To all Academics and Administrative and Support Staff,
McGill recently announced that, on August 4, 2020, a new R2R (Recruitment to Retirement) Program and Workday HR and Academic Personnel Management System will go live. Many of you have received a separate email about upcoming training; others will receive training information soon. Your R2R training is very important. Everyone will use Workday.
This memo is an update on the process of implementing the CRCEF at McGill and its affiliated health research institutes. We write at this time as researchers may be contacting you or your offices directly about the CRCEF. Recall that the CRCEF is the one federal research grant relief program that universities across the country administer directly.
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All it took was a few moments for Dr. Mark Karanofsky to look at his patient and realize something was seriously wrong: Antonio José Santiago was clearly walking with a limp, and the right side of his face was drooping noticeably.
A stroke—no doubt about it!
Quickly, Dr. Karanofsky explained the nature of the emergency to Mr. Santiago and his wife, Eunice Gomes Santiago, who were able to get prompt medical help before his condition grew much worse.
On May 15 and June 10, colleagues from McGill University and Tongji University (Shanghai, China) came together through videoconference to exchange information and experiences on COVID-19. The meetings were organised by Dr. Howard Bergman, Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Medicine and Assistant Dean, International Affairs at McGill and Dr. Wang Hao, Education Lead from Tongji University for the Blended Learning Program.
“My greatest pleasure in the practice of family medicine is the opportunity to be a doctor of the person and not just of the disease,” says Dr. Alice Nanhou, Interim Medical Director of the University Family Medicine Group (GMF-U) Jardins-Roussillon. “This practice therefore comes to meet my natural ability to sympathize with suffering. The fact that the family physician has to follow the whole family gives a particular perspective of completeness in patient care.” Originally from Cameroon, Dr.
Dr. Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, recent PhD graduate in the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre of Genomics and Policy, provided the following text reflecting on her recently being awarded both the Governor General’s Gold Medal and Gordon MacLachlan Prizes.