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The McGill Journal of Medicine's Special Issue focused on Primary Care in Quebec is now available online!

The McGill Journal of Medicine's Special Issue focused on Primary Care in Quebec is now available online. The Issue brings together diverse perspectives in the ongoing conversation regarding the future of primary care in Quebec. We are proud to present reviews, editorials, original research, artwork and reflections from leaders within the Department of Family Medicine as well as students in various health disciplines at McGill. 

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Published: 7 Dec 2017

McGill24: The Department of Family Medicine knows how to give back

The Department of Family Medicine of McGill University wishes to thank each and every member Who contributed to the McGill24 fundraising campaign. We would like to announce that our efforts were met With tremendous results; 48 donations were made, bringing in a total of 7,915 dollars! Last year, the Department donated upwards of 3,600$. The funds were used to help support the expansion of our Faculty Development curriculum....

Published: 15 May 2018

Family Medicine Graduate Student Society takes home two McGill Awards

McGill’s Family Medicine Graduate Student Society (FMGSS) was recently recognized by the Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) of McGill University awarded both the Post Graduate Student Association of the Year Award and the Best Academic Event Award....

Published: 15 May 2018

Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians: A Guide By Dr. Grad and Dr. Ebell

In an ongoing series of articles published in American Family Physician, Dr. Roland Grad (McGill University), in collaboration with Dr....

Published: 15 May 2018

McGill medical students hoping to inspire new generation of black health care professionals

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

Dr. Labib Girgis awarded prize from the Quebec Population Health Research Network!

Dr. Labib Girgis, who recently completed a Masters degree in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, is a PhD student in our department. We are pleased to announce that the Master's thesis of Dr. Girgis was awarded a prize from the Quebec Population Health Research Network which will be conferred at their annual meeting in September 2018.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Girgis on this well-deserved award!

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Article: What will it take to fix the health network?

With election season not far down the road, a conversation with Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, inspired Le Devoir to invite three giants of Quebec Health Care, Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair to debate what the best course of action would be to spur non-partisan and open public debate on the future of the Quebec health care system.

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Published: 9 Apr 2018

New CAHS Panel includes Drs. Howard Bergman and Isabelle Vedel

Canadian Academy for Health Sciences Breaking News: CAHS Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy formed

Canada’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose a significant challenge for Canadian families and their caregivers, and more broadly, for the health care system.

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Published: 21 Mar 2018

Dr. Douglass Dalton named Assistant Dean, Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education

Dr. Douglass Dalton has been named Assistant Dean, Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Dalton has been serving as Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education since December 2015....

Published: 5 Mar 2018

Article: Nous demandons l’annulation des hausses (French only)

To read the complete article, click here (in French only).

Published: 27 Feb 2018

Article: Med students look at health care through a sociological lens

By Philip Fine

Third-year McGill MDCM student Jessica Drury researched an important challenge facing health practitioners. It’s not one talked about during training, but it certainly affects a professional’s ability to best do her or his job: interruptions.

Drury documented her findings in a paper called Do Not Disturb: Managing interruptions during patient visits, written for a second-year MDCM class called Observing Healthcare in Action (OHA).

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Published: 26 Feb 2018

Take advantage of the free IAM App for quick access to clinical tips!

The IAM mobile App provides the most relevant recommendations for the follow-up care of breast cancer survivors (cancer survivorship). Through the App, you will receive a weekly alert to a key survivorship recommendation, for a total of 21 recommendations.

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Published: 29 Jan 2018

Congratulations Dr. Barry Slapcoff on receiving the CAME Certificate of Merit Award!

We wish to congratulate Dr. Barry Slapcoff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, on receiving the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award!

The aim of this award is to promote medical education in Canadian medical schools and to recognize and reward faculty’s commitment to medical education.

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Published: 9 Jan 2018

Senate bestows 150th Anniversary Medal on Dr. Bernard Lapointe

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, an Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine in McGill University’s Departments of Family Medicine and Oncology and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Lapointe said he is “deeply honored for this recognition of my role in developing palliative care in this country....

Published: 7 Dec 2017

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