Female doctor with mother and daughter patients

Department of Family Medicine

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

The Haudenosaunee Cycle of Ceremonies: Feb 23

Dr. Sarah Konwahaha:wi Rourke, Director of the Indigenous Health Professional Program, will be speaking on ceremonies. Her talk is entitled: The Haudenosaunee Cycle of Ceremonies: Midwinter, Time of Renewal: Affirming our Health and Wellness.




Alumnus David Saint-Jacques is named to the Order of Quebec

Appointed an Officer for his outstanding contributions to science and technology, and to health care, as an engineer, astrophysicist, astronaut and medical doctor. In this CTV interview, Dr. Saint-Jacques reflects on his appointment and his many adventures.

Justin Sanders: Urgent reforms needed to palliative care in Quebec

Find out what Dr. Justin Sanders, Kappy And Eric M. Flanders Chair of Palliative Care at McGill and Director Of Palliative Care McGill, had to say on the difficult death of Andrée Simard (Bourassa).

Read his article


The McGill University Department of Family Medicine is a world-leader in primary care education and research. We are home to an exceptional community of primary health care professionals, researchers, residents, students and support staff.

La Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé a à cœur la santé et le bien-être de tous les peuples du monde et dénonce le racisme et la discrimination sous toutes leurs formes. La Faculté poursuit ses efforts pour créer un milieu inclusif où toutes et tous se sentent accueillis et respectés.

Nous devons faire mieux.

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.


31 Jan 2023

Abdul Cadri, PhD candidate at the Department of Family Medicine, wins the prestigious IDRC International Doctoral Research Award - one of 24 awardees across Canada.

27 Jan 2023
Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon, Assistant Professor and co-founder of Clinique Indigo, recently received the Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador Award.
26 Jan 2023

Dr. Isabelle Vedel receives international funding from the French Institute for Public Health Research (IReSP) for her project entitled Autonomie : personnes âgées et personnes en situation de handicap.

26 Jan 2023

That primary health care is fraying at the edges is not news. Family physicians are exhausted, waiting to see a specialist is long, and many elders are feeling abandoned.

24 Jan 2023

As a recent immigrant and a palliative care physician leader in Quebec, I am deeply troubled by reports about the experience of Andrée Simard and her family at St.

20 Dec 2022

McGill’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Department of Family Medicine invite you to a conversation between Inuk Assistant Professor Richard Budgell and Inuk Elder Reepa Evic-Carleton.



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