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Herzl Family Practice Centre, SMBD Jewish General Hospital

Street Address
5790 Côtes-des-Neiges
2nd Floor, Pavillon H
Montréal, Québec

Mailing Address
3755 Côte Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Québec
H3T 1E2

Dr. Michael Malus, Department Chief
Dr. Mark Karanofsky and Dr. Marisa Zampini
Undergraduate Education Coordinators

Dr. Heather Abrahams, Postgraduate Education Director
Ann Continelli, Program Administrator
Telephone: 514-340-8222 ext 4870
Fax: 514-340-8298


The Herzl Family Practice Centre is an accredited McGill University teaching site for family doctors located at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. It is dedicated to excellence in teaching and patient care, and actively strives to uphold and promote the four principles of Family Medicine. These principles acknowledge Family Medicine as a community based discipline which recognizes the value of patient-centered care, and guides family doctors in their roles as effective clinicians and resources for their patients. 

Founded on Montreal’s docks nearly a century ago, Herzl was and remains committed to comprehensive, continuous, life-long care that respects the diversity of cultures, the multiplicity of languages, and the susceptibility of vulnerable populations. As medicine evolves and health care priorities shift, it is our ongoing responsibility to find innovative means of responding to these challenges. At Herzl, our interdisciplinary approach allows us to address these concerns and to focus not only on the management of illness, but also on health promotion and the prevention of disease. To meet these needs, our commitment as a family practice centre extends beyond the office and the individual to include families within their communities.


Description of Student Activities

The goals of the clerkship are:

  • To promote a patient-centered model of care
  • To develop an ambulatory care approach
  • To promote an understanding of the patient as part of a family and the community
  • To promote continuous and comprehensive care
  • To foster health promotion and disease prevention
  • To teach the need for continued self-directed learning
  • To provide an opportunity for an informed career choice

Each student’s individualized schedule will introduce him/her to the wide variety of opportunities within Family Medicine.  You will be assigned to a team at Herzl and will work closely with other team members to address and promote the health and well-being of your patient population. You will be scheduled in acute care, follow-up, breastfeeding, and women’s health clinics as well as the Adolescent Outreach Program. Furthermore, you will participate at our weekly journal club and core teaching sessions, in addition to the regularly organized sessions for all clerkship students. 

If you have special interests, we will try and accommodate your request given advance notice.