Vision, Mission and Values

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.

Our mission is to contribute to the health of the population and the sustainability of the healthcare system in Quebec, in Canada, and internationally.

  • Training residents and medical students, nurse practitioners
  • Promoting innovation and quality improvement in clinical care and health services
  • Promoting innovation in curriculum and education
  • Training clinician-educators
  • Educating teachers through faculty development
  • Developing research and scholarly activity
  • New knowledge and its application (KTE)
  • Training researchers
  • Engaging in international and global health

The Department has created a cross-cutting initiative, McGill Family Medicine Innovations in Learning, to promote innovation in teaching, learning, and curriculum design by creating forward thinking, interactive approaches to education and by supporting leadership in family medicine and primary care at McGill and around the world.


Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism

Among the values of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are respect, openness and connectedness to communities we serve. These values guide us in the Faculty’s mission to teach, conduct research and provide evidence-based healthcare. Racism in all of its manifestations runs contrary to these values and has no place in the Faculty. Working through the Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) Office, the Faculty is pleased to advance an Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism, which includes specific actions, targets and timelines. This plan was developed in consultation with Faculty community stakeholders including students, faculty and staff. The Plan is a living document and input is always welcome. More importantly, you are encouraged to engage with the Plan by contacting the SACE Office to see what you can do as a faculty member, student or staff.

The Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism is available on the SACE website.

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