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This year we celebrate 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill! Thank you to all who came and made our Homecoming Gala a success. Photos from the evening can be found on our website. 

The Homecoming Gala featured an inspiring talk by astronaut David Saint-Jacques, alumni of our residency program. Best of luck on your upcoming 2018 space mission! 


Thank you to all the speakers and moderators who attended the McGill Primary Care Policy Symposium. With a capacity crowd of over 300 people, and an inspiring discussion about the future of primary care in Quebec, we consider the event a rousing success. For presentation slides and video recordings of the symposium, see our website.

See also publications relating to the event, including an opinion piece in both La Presse and the Gazette regarding the outcomes of the symposium.

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.


Thank you for celebrating 40 years of family medicine with us! 

This year marks 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. To celebrate, we hosted a series of signature events, all a rousing success! 

The Homecoming Gala, on the evening of Thursday, May 5th, 2016, brought together close to 150 alumni, from the foundations of our Department, to residents currently training in our sites across Quebec. A highlight was the inspiring talk by guest speaker and alumni David Saint-Jacques, and the annoucement less than a week later that he was headed for a space mission in 2018! You can see photos from the event on our website. 

The gala was followed by the McGill Primary Care Policy Symposium on Friday, May 6th, 2016, where a capacity crowd of over 300 participants from across Quebec, Canada and internationally came together to discuss the future of primary care in Quebec. Opened by McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier, the stellar line-up of speakers featured three former Quebec provincial cabinet ministers and commission chairs: Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair. You can see a recap of tweets from the day and continue the conversation using #McGillFamSymp. Follow our page, where we will be posting a detailed summary, and any articles to-date. 

Slides, recordings (both English and French) and publications are now available here!

Lastly, the McGill Complementary Health Symposium on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 brought together speakers from across North America to discuss the role of complementary health research and education within both our Department, and the larger McGill community.