Dept. of Family Medicine

Dr. Douglass Dalton has been named Assistant Dean, Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Dalton has been serving as Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education since December 2015. This change in title reflects the changing nature of the position and the evolution of responsibilities since he first began serving in the role of Director of Accreditation.  The expectations of the accrediting bodies are becoming more stringent and the scope of work is much broader, requiring a continuous quality improvement role.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 5 Mar 2018

By Philip Fine

Third-year McGill MDCM student Jessica Drury researched an important challenge facing health practitioners. It’s not one talked about during training, but it certainly affects a professional’s ability to best do her or his job: interruptions.

Drury documented her findings in a paper called Do Not Disturb: Managing interruptions during patient visits, written for a second-year MDCM class called Observing Healthcare in Action (OHA).

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 26 Feb 2018

The IAM mobile App provides the most relevant recommendations for the follow-up care of breast cancer survivors (cancer survivorship). Through the App, you will receive a weekly alert to a key survivorship recommendation, for a total of 21 recommendations.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 29 Jan 2018

We wish to congratulate Dr. Barry Slapcoff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, on receiving the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award!

The aim of this award is to promote medical education in Canadian medical schools and to recognize and reward faculty’s commitment to medical education.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine, faculty development
Published on: 9 Jan 2018

The McGill Journal of Medicine's Special Issue focused on Primary Care in Quebec is now available online. The Issue brings together diverse perspectives in the ongoing conversation regarding the future of primary care in Quebec. We are proud to present reviews, editorials, original research, artwork and reflections from leaders within the Department of Family Medicine as well as students in various health disciplines at McGill. 


Classified as: Research, faculty development, Family Medicine
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, an Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine in McGill University’s Departments of Family Medicine and Oncology and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

On November 17, McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine signed an agreement with the Zhengzhou University School of Medicine and Zhengzhou Central Hospital in order to provide training for general practitioners in the coming year. The training will be completed in two ways, with a cohort of Chinese doctors coming to Montreal for an intensive two-week course (joining teachers from Beijing with whom a contract was signed in September of this year) and a potential additional group of Chinese GPs in Henan province receiving training via a 12-month distance blended education program.

Classified as: Family Medicine, Research, faculty development
Published on: 6 Dec 2017

Dr. Pierre Pluye, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, is the recipient of the 2017 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)!

Classified as: Family Medicine, Research
Published on: 8 Nov 2017

Montreal, October 13, 2017 - With its new Family Medicine Innovations in Learning initiative (FMIL), McGill Family Medicine Department is proud to announce that it is now establishing partnerships across the world and online programs to share years of experience in care, teaching and research. 

Internationally, 31 students from the city of Shenzhen in China are now part of the FMIL programs and will welcome two McGill professors in December 2017. Future partnerships include the Faculty of Santa Marcelina in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 13 Oct 2017

To read the complete article by Drs Howard Bergman and Isabelle Vedel, click here.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 25 Sep 2017

Dr. Pierre Pluye has been elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for his innovative work on health information use and outcomes, mixed methods research and mixed studies reviews (integrating qualitative and quantitative evidence). Pierre is MD, PhD, Full Professor in our Department, FRQS Senior Research Scholar, and Director for Method Development, Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, the QI Project Director will be mandated to develop a proposal for the Department’s Quality Improvement Program that will be presented to the Chair and the Executive Committee for input and approval. Dr. Neb Kovacina, who is a clinician teacher at St. Mary’s, will receive the support and collaboration of Dr. Isabelle Vedel (quality/practice improvement experience) and Dr. Tibor Schuster (EMR data base analysis). Welcome to the team!


Message from Dr Kovacina:

Classified as: Family Medicine, Research, faculty development
Published on: 7 Jul 2017