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Spring 2016 Convocation

Convocation at McGill is more than just a formal ceremony for the conferral of degrees, diplomas and certificates-it's a time-honoured tradition that celebrates the achievements of our students. The Health Sciences Convocation ceremony will take place on the downtown lower campus Tues., May 31 at 10 a.m. A LIVE webcast will be available at that time.  More info

Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered

A new study led by Dr. David Stellwagen, a researcher at the RI-MUHC and associate professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Sarah Konefal, a PhD student in the IPN, identified the brain cell microglia as a key player in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain.  Learn More


Dr. Louise Pilote honoured by YWCA as Woman of Distinction

Dr. Louise Pilote, Professor of Medicine and James McGill Chair, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Director of the Division of Internal Medicine at the MUHC, has been named as one of the Women’s Y Foundation’s 2016 Women of Distinction in the health category.

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Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescription

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. In a study in the May 24 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, a Ph.D student in the Dept. of EBOH, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.

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Dr. Victor Dzau returns to McGill to deliver Holmes Lecture

On May 6, renowned McGill University alumnus Dr. Victor Dzau delivered the seventh iteration of the Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinguished Lecture series, hosted by McGill Global Health Programs.

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Celebrating 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill

As the Department turns 40, it has become the largest single department in the Faculty of Medicine. It now trains more than 200 residents, has more than 100,000 patients registered across its six training sites, and has 46 graduate students.

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Montreal becomes hub for “simnovation”

More than 100 of the world’s most brilliant thinkers gathered at the Omni Hotel on May 5-6 to take part in the inaugural Simnovate International Summit, hosted by McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning.

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Nominate someone for a MAG Award

All are invited to participate in the nominations for the 2016 Medicine Alumni Global Awards. Submission deadline:  June 1, 2016

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The MDCM undergraduate program

The MDCM curriculum entitled, Patient at Heart, Science in Hand was implemented in the fall of 2013. It is a product of five years of reflection, multi-disciplinary consultation, planning and development.

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Faculty of Medicine


Patient at heart, science in hand…

Welcome to the McGill Faculty of Medicine—home to a unique and diverse community of health professionals, scientists, students and staff who are committed to compassionate, evidence-based care.


McGill is one of the top medical schools in North America and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching, clinical training and research.

Hip fractures after a fall can result in complications for the elderly. A team at the MUHC, led by Dr. Suzanne Morin, tackles this problem.

McGill's Dr. Phil Gold on the discovery of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), the first clinically-useful human tumour marker, found in 70% of cancer patients.

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