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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.

Inuk Elder Reepa Evic-Carleton Shares Powerful Stories at McGill

The event featured a lighting of the qulliq, the traditional Inuit oil lamp, and a conversation about Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (“what Inuit have always known to be true”) with Richard Budgell.

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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).

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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.


2 Jun 2022
We launch a new video series and explore all that Val d'Or, Shawville, Senneterre and Maniwaki have to offer as accredited teaching sites for students and residents in training.
2 Jun 2022
We meet class of 2022 member and Medicine Class Valedictorian Élise Girouard-Chantal, who will be an incoming resident at St Mary's and part of the Department of Family Medicine.
31 May 2022
We are pleased to announce that the Academic Policy Committee has approved the MSc in Family Medicine Global Health Concentration which will be launched in Fall 2022.
26 May 2022
Professors Richard Budgell and Alex McComber educate aspiring researchers, physicians and health professionals around cultural safety.
26 Apr 2022
Julie Massé, MD, is Director of the University Family Medicine Group (GMF-U) of Vallée-de-l’Or, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.



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