Armand Aalamian

ARMAND AALAMIAN, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP is a Family Physician, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and Professional Affairs, and an Affiliate Member at the Centre for Medical Education. Dr. Aalamian is responsible for overseeing McGill postgraduate medical education for residents, fellows and international medical graduates, ensuring alignment with the Faculty’s priorities. In addition to supervising the office itself, he liaises with related committees and leadership internally, as well as with external agencies, such as the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Collège des Médecins du Québec, among others. Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, Dr. Aalamian led the development of new McGill Family Medicine teaching sites and was responsible for negotiations with Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services, the University and the various accrediting bodies. He served as McGill’s Assistant Dean of Resident Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and as Director of McGill’s Postgraduate Family Medicine Residencies from 2004 to 2008. A physician at the CSSS de la Montagne in Côte-des-Neiges where he was Chief of Mental Health Services from 2011 to 2015. Since 2011 he has been the Chief Medical Consultant at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization. Active on several McGill committees, as well as committees on a national level Dr. Aalamian is engaged in a wide range of Faculty Development activities both at nationally and internationally. He has a particular interest in the field of the learning environment and has given lectured widely on the topic. His area of research interest is in medical education specifically in the area of evaluation and assessment within a competency medical education framework. In 2008 he was recognized nationally with an Excellence in Teaching Merit Award from the Canadian Association of Medical Education. In 2018, he was named to the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Educational Honor List.