2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the Department of Family Medicine. From a handful of graduates some 40 years ago, Family Medicine is now the biggest department within the Faculty of Medicine. We are involved in the training of medical students, 200 medical residents, 46 graduate students at the M.Sc. and PhD levels with over $35 million in research grants, and numerous other activities in delivering primary care across Quebec and Canada, as well as internationally. Family Medicine is now also a critical focus of the new undergraduate medical curriculum, and primary care/family medicine is a major priority of the provincial government.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the McGill Family Medicine Department has hosted a Homecoming Gala, on May 5th, 2016. The aim of the gala was not only to thank all of our teachers, residents, students and employees of the past 40 years, who have helped us making our department and primary care what they are today, but also to create an official alumni community of friends and supporters of the program: the « McGill Friends of Family Medicine ».
To see photos from the event, please contact com.fammed [at] mcgill.ca.