“The MSc in Family Medicine has provided an excellent foundation for my future career goals to be a clinical researcher and family physician. I have been exposed to a variety of issues present in primary care including the patient-physician relationship, medical practices and health care systems and policies.”

Tabitha Tonsaker, BSc from University of Calgary, Medical School Applicant; 2013 MSc Thesis “Experiences of Health and Illness: Evaluating an Evidence-based Website Featuring Canadians’ Stories of Caregiving”

“This is one of the rare MSc programs that trains its students in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methodologies - a unique skill set that helped me excel as a project manager and provided me with a solid basis to undertake my PhD in a multidisciplinary research discipline.”

Cristina Longo, MSc in Family Medicine Research, PhD Candidate; 2011 MSc Thesis “The Role of Excess Weight in Antibiotic Treatment Failure”

“The MSc has really motivated me to pursue my dream of being a family physician. Completing a participatory research project with a local aboriginal community has been an amazing experience – and created a lot of interest during my medical school interview!”

Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi, BSc from McGill University, Medical School Applicant; 2013 MSc Thesis “The Barriers and Facilitators of Kateri Memorial Hospital Health Education Curriculum: Kahnawake Schools of Diabetes Prevention Projects”

“The family medicine MSc helped me build skill sets to do research during my family medicine residency. In addition, it provided me with a better perspective to understand the value and impact of clinical research in the practice of family medicine.”

Soumya Bindiganavile Sridhar, MSc in Family Medicine Research, Family Physician; 2011 MSc Thesis “Examining the Content Validity of the Information Assessment Method: A Mixed Methods Study”

"I am awed most by the challenges and opportunities family medicine and primary care presents for medical humanities scholars like me to translate clinical progress into policies that are both equity enhancing and facilitate human flourishing."

- Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, PhD in Family Medicine and Primary Care; 2019 PhD Thesis "Evaluating the gap between research ethics review and data sharing in the pediatric infrastructure sciences: a case of big data and little ethics?"

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