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Dr. Miriam Boillat rewarded with 2018 Todd McConnell Award for Outstanding Patient Care

We would like to congratulate Dr. Miriam Boillat, who received the 2018 Todd McConnell Award for Outstanding Patient Care, given by the Association for Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of St-Mary's Hospital. The award was given to Dr. Boillat on May 23rd, during the annual Hingston Dinner. 

Published: 27 Jun 2018

A 3-year Grant to Fund Research on Multimorbidity and Chronic Disease Management Systems

The use of single-disease clinical guidelines is not appropriate for the management of patients with multimorbidity, the occurrence of multiple chronic disease in one patient. Groupe Santé Concerto developed guidelines that can be integrated and may result in improvement of patient quality of care.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

It’s a First for the Family Medicine Ad Hoc PhD Program!

Just last month, Cristina Longo successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Treatment Considerations and Prescribing Issues for Obese Children with Asthma,” making her the first ad hoc PhD graduate of the Department of Family Medicine of McGill University. We sat down with her, as well as her long-time supervisor, Dr. Gillian Bartlett.

Published: 14 Jun 2018

Research in Family Medicine: A Bright Future for the Next Generation

The weather is warmer than ever and people are now enjoying the sunny days that Montreal have to offer. Despite the temptation to lay in the sun all day, large numbers of students, residents and members of the Department of Family Medicine turned out for a week of learning and research-based conversations.

Published: 14 Jun 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Fanny Hersson-Edery and Bertrand Lebouché on receiving two CQMF awards

We wish to congratulate Drs. Fanny Hersson-Edery and Bertrand Lebouché on both receiving awards of the Quebec College of Family Physicians (CQMF) for their contribution to teaching and research in family medicine. 

Published: 25 May 2018

Wuhan: A step forward for McGill Family Medicine International Education Program

As part of the international expansion of the Family Medicine Innovations in Learning initiative (FMIL), the Department has signed a partnership with Wuhan University on April 17th. Five medical students will be participating in a 12-week online blended-learning program, focused on primary care practices.

Published: 25 May 2018

Article: Médecine familiale: les régions boudées par les résidents

We're in the news! Read what the Chair of the Department, Dr. Howard Bergman, has to say about the hardship of attracting family medicine students to remote areas by clicking here. *Article only available in French.

Published: 24 May 2018

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

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.

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.

Published: 21 Mar 2018