FMER News

Congratulations to Anish Arora, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2017 to 2019, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec. 

Congratulations to Peter Nugus, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 2 – Volet Santé-Société.

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, who was awarded 2020 Family Physician of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Congratulations to Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 1. Samira’s application was ranked 1st out of the 23 evaluated by the Health and Society Committee.

Congratulations to Stephanie Long, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2016 to 2018, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award.

Family Medicine Education Research Group (FMER)

Message from the Director


On behalf of our entire group of researchers, collaborators and affiliated students, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the McGill Family Medicine Education Research Group (FMER) website.

The FMER came into being in May 2014, when a group of eight clinicians, educators and researchers in family medicine decided to pull together their experience and expertise to promote family medicine education research. The FMER was in fact the corollary of the educational innovations in teaching and research conceived and established at the McGill Department of Family Medicine since 2005. Family physicians and academic departments of family medicine are called to play a critical role in contemporary healthcare and medical education reforms. Being sensitive to the educational priorities of the different family medicine stakeholders, advocating for research plurality, and properly and timely translating the results of our investigations to all knowledge users, we aspire to significantly contribute to the advancement of the family medicine education research field of inquiry at the local, national and international levels.

The FMER has expanded over time, and currently includes 12 researchers, 12 collaborators and four MSc and PhD affiliated students. As Director of FMER, it is a privilege for me to work with an outstanding group of scholars and research trainees deeply committed to academic excellence, innovation, and community service. I kindly invite you to visit our website. It has been conceived not only to inform about our research projects, academic events, and scholarly achievements, but also (and importantly) as a privileged means for exchanging with all of those interested in family medicine education research around the world.

I hope you enjoy your e-visit. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Charo Rodríguez, MD, MSc, PhD


 

 

Marion Dove, Gillian Bartlett, Roland Grad, Leonora Lalla, Pierre Pluye, Miriam Boillat, Pierre-Paul Tellier, and Charo Rodriguez.

Inaugural members, 2014.

Axes of Research

The FMER goal is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge to support family medicine educational innovations and academic excellence in continuing professional development of practicing and academic family physicians and the training of students (clinicians, clinician-researchers, researchers). Based on the expertise developed, the FMER scientific program is structured in the following five axes of research:

1. Information technologies and artificial intelligence in family physicians’ continuing professional development;

2. Professional identity formation;

3. Mentorship in family medicine education;

4. Family medicine education program evaluation;

5. Scoping and systematic literature reviews.

What motivates FMER researchers, collaborators, and associated graduate students to work together is their common goal to contribute to the development of medical education research in family medicine, a field of inquiry still poorly developed. What is more, as Quebec researchers, we aim to place our province as international leader in this emerging domain. Such a position will allow to further progress and attract the best and brightest master’s, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows in the years to come.

Regular Members

 

Samira

Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

 

Tamara Carver

 

 

Marion Dove

 

 

 

Roland Grad

 

Peter Nugus

 

Pierre Pluye

 

Kathleen Rice

 

Charo Rodríguez

 

Tibor Shuster

 

David Li Tang

 

Pierre-Paul Tellier


   

 

Rear line of researchers: Gillian Bartlett, Roland Grad, Peter Nugus, Pierre Pluye, Miriam Boillat, Pierre-Paul Tellier.

Front line of researchers (all sat down): Marion Dove, Leonora Lalla, Tibor Schuster, Charo Rodriguez.

FMER members, 2017.

Students

Current Students

Former Students

 

Reem El Sherif

 

Anish Arora

MSc Thesis

 

Anafa Gamliel

 

Sara Asfour

MSc Thesis

 

Vera Granikov

 

Farid Ibrahim

MSc Thesis

 

Juan Pablo Pimentel-Gonzalez

 

Stephanie Long

MSc Thesis

Sara Turcotte

 

David Felipe Ortiz Paredes

MSc Thesis

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Collaborators                   

Name Institution

Emmanuelle Bélanger       

  

Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research

Brown University School of Public Health

Martin Desseilles

 

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Namur University

 

Laure Fiquet

 

Département de médecine générale, Faculté de Médecine

Université de Rennes 1

Richard Hovey

 

Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

 

Steven Jordan                             

 

Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences in Education, Faculty of Education

McGill University

Sofía López-Roig           

                               

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health, Faculty of Medicine

Miguel Hernández University

Maria Angeles Pastor-Mira

 

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health, Faculty of Medicine

Miguel Hernández University

Teresa Pawlikowska                 

     

Health Professions Education Center, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

Salvador Pertusa-Martínez  

 

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Universidad Miguel Hernández

Torsten Risør

 

Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø

 

Allen Shaughnessy

 

Department of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

 

Mark Yaffe

 

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Success Stories

Pierre-Paul Tellier 

May 25, 2020 

Congratulations to Pierre-Paul Tellier, who was awarded 2020 Family Physician of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Peter Nugus

May 12, 2020

Congratulations to Peter Nugus, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 2 – Volet Santé-Société for his research program ‘From Structures to Individuals: How to Encourage Care Coordination across Professional, Organizational, and Systemic Boundaries’.

Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Chercheur-boursier Junior 1 for her research program ‘Human-centered Artificial Intelligence for Primary Health Care’, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec. Samira’s application was ranked 1st out of the 23 evaluated by the Health and Society Committee.

Anish Arora

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Anish Arora, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2017 to 2019, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec. Anish’s application was ranked 2nd out of the 14 assessed by the Evaluation Committee.

Stephanie Long

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to Stephanie Long, master’s student affiliated with the FMER from 2016 to 2018, who was awarded 2020-2021 FRQS Doctoral Award, with co-funding from the Unité de Soutien-SRAP Québec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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