Dept. of Family Medicine

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 23 Apr 2018

This is a call for applications for the position of Program Director, Clinician Investigator Program (CIP).  The Program Director reports directly to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education.  The CIP Program Director is responsible for the overall conduct, organization and accountability of the CIP residency program.  The overall mandate of the Program Director is to ensure that residents receive the best possible training and education and that the standards of the accrediting colleges and regulatory bodies are maintained.    The Program Director works together with the Program

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 19 Apr 2018

Dr. Labib Girgis, who recently completed a Masters degree in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, is a PhD student in our department. We are pleased to announce that the Master's thesis of Dr. Girgis was awarded a prize from the Quebec Population Health Research Network which will be conferred at their annual meeting in September 2018.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Girgis on this well-deserved award!

Classified as: Family Medicine, Research
Published on: 9 Apr 2018

With election season not far down the road, a conversation with Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, inspired Le Devoir to invite three giants of Quebec Health Care, Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair to debate what the best course of action would be to spur non-partisan and open public debate on the future of the Quebec health care system.

To read the article, click here (in French only).

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 9 Apr 2018

Canadian Academy for Health Sciences Breaking News: CAHS Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy formed

Canada’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose a significant challenge for Canadian families and their caregivers, and more broadly, for the health care system.

Classified as: Family Medicine
Published on: 21 Mar 2018

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