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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.

A visit with Inuk Elder Reepa Evic-Carleton: January 30, 5.30pm-7pm

Hosted by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Department of Family Medicine, this event will feature a lighting of the qulliq and a conversation with Inuk Assistant Professor Richard Budgell.

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Shashika Bandara receives Vanier scholarship

PhD student in Global Health, Shashika Bandara receives the prestigious 2022 Vanier scholarship. His doctoral thesis will examine improving implementation of Framework Convention of Tobacco Control in low- and middle-income countries.

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise helps students, faculty and staff experience Indigenous history

The Department held a participatory Indigenous history lesson as part of the coursework for students enrolled in the course FMED 506 Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing Health Research. 

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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.


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.


27 Sep 2022
Congratulations to Drs Amalia Issa and Machelle Wilchesky as they become the new co-editors of the McGill Family Medicine Studies Journal.
27 Sep 2022
Several members of our department and Dr. Samuel Benaroya, Associate Vice Principal and Vice Dean had the pleasure of visiting the future site of the hospital in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
27 Sep 2022
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Yvonne Quan is the newly-appointed Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME) Director.
26 Sep 2022
Two of the Department's faculty members have contributed to a handbook—the first of its kind—which focuses on methods and strategies for teaching perinatal care.
26 Sep 2022
In 1975 I was in Norm White’s class Motivation & Emotion II. I noticed a tall thin man with wide “Isro” hair and a beard. He looked not unlike a large deciduous tree.
22 Sep 2022
The Department of Family Medicine's Wellness Committee kicked off their first wellness event of the Fall semester with a paint and lunch social gathering.



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