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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.

Global Primary Health Care seminar series: November 30

Join us to kick off the 3rd edition of the Global Primary Health Care seminar series “Health workers and frontline care in the post-COVID-19 context”  which draws on evidence and insights on how to revitalize Canada’s health workforce and primary care.

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Opinion: Indigenous-sensitivity training for Quebec health workers falls short

The Quebec government in its health and social services ministry continue to squander opportunities to improve health care for the Indigenous residents of this province, says Professor Richard Budgell. 

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Gilles Brousseau named Quebec Family Physician of the Year

Congrats to Dr. Brousseau and his fellow McGill family docs, Goldie Marmor and Vanessa Pasztor, who were recently honoured by Quebec’s College of Family Medicine.


An incoming resident shares her story

We meet class of 2022 member and Medicine Class Valedictorian Élise Girouard-Chantal, from the School of Medicine, who completed her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degree. She will be one of our incoming residents at St Mary's.

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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.


20 Sep 2022
We have the pleasure to cordially invite you to our Annual Departmental Retreat. This year's theme is: Our passion, ourselves.
20 Sep 2022
Ilhem Bousbiat, a second year international MSc student in the Department of Family Medicine, has won a Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Internal Studentship Competition.
20 Sep 2022
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Konwahahawi Rourke, Ed.D., as Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program.
19 Sep 2022
The sense of delight at the core of the theme for McGill’s upcoming Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAW) – Coming together again – is palpable.
29 Aug 2022
We are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Laura MacLaren as the first-ever Clinical Director for the McGill Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network.
25 Aug 2022
Sumaira Mazhar is a final-year medical student at McGill University, who aspires to pursue residency and her future career in Family Medicine.



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