COVID-19 and Return to Campus

For details regarding directives for the 2021 Fall semester, please see:

Welcome/welcome back to the Department! 

We are happy to have you back, in person, this semester. We know that the sanitary rules in place might be confusing and we are here to help. If you have any questions about the semester, reach out to us

Learn more about the Fall semester 

Meet Anish Arora, 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Award recipient

Anish Arora, PhD student in the Department of Family Medicine, completed his bachelor’s degree in Honours Biology with a minor in Psychology at McMaster University. In 2017, he joined McGill’s Department of Family Medicine to complete a MSc before deciding to pursue a PhD. Learn more

Dr. Alayne Adams chats about her path and role as Director of the Global Health Program

Dr. Adams knew the importance of global solidarity from a young age as her parents were founding members of Amnesty International in Canada. “Throughout my growing-up, former prisoners of conscience would pass through our home, sharing remarkable stories of resistance and persecution,” she says. Learn more

Interested in Family Medicine residency? 

Watch our brand new video introducing our residency program!

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You can also hear about residents' experience in the program by watching our second video!

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Watch our individual videos made for each teaching unit!

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Meet Khandideh Williams, MSc student

Khandideh’s thesis, which she is completing under the supervision of Drs. Alayne Adams and Jeannie Haggerty, is focused on healthcare equity. Her thesis research involves a qualitative study exploring how race influences primary healthcare accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Indigenous space in the Department of Family Medicine

On September 22, 2020, members of McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine were invited to a virtual kitchen table conversation, hosted by Prof. Richard Budgell and Prof. Alex McComber, about the design and purpose of an Indigenous space in the Department.

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Dr. Anne Andermann, a family physician who looks at the bigger picture

“The common thread across my work has been to better understand what frontline health workers can do to promote health equity and improve health outcomes,” says Dr. Andermann. 

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Meet Richard Budgell, Professor of Practice of Inuit and Northern Health Promotion

“What has drawn me to health promotion, family health and public health is their centrality to questions of equality of health outcomes, and justice and fairness for Indigenous people and communities,” Richard says. 

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McGill Family Medicine members recognized by the Quebec College of Family Physicians

Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Dr. Miriam Boillat, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Member of the Institute of Health Sciences Education, were recently honoured by the Quebec College of Family Physicians (CQMF). Learn more

Dr. Bertrand Lebouché reflects on his career

Dr. Bertrand Lebouché’s calling is helping patients’ voices be seen and heard in the health care system. An Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a HIV and HCV primary care specialist, Dr. Lebouché completed his MD and residency at Université de Lille II Droit et Santé, in France.

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Telemedicine in a pandemic: Dr. Mylène Arsenault reflects on the tool’s importance

Dr. Arsenault and Dr. Barbara Evans created a telemedicine guide when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Quebec. Dr. Arsenault’s vulnerable patients were on her mind when she began working on this project.  

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Department of Family Medicine


The McGill Family Medicine Department is home to an exceptional community of primary health care professionals, researchers, students and support staff, whose mission is to contribute to the health of the population and the sustainability of the healthcare system in Quebec as well as in Canada and internationally, by training residents, medical students and other health care professionals, promoting innovation in practice, developing research and scholarly activity, promoting curriculum innovation and education research, and engaging in international and global health activities.

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