Message from the DEAN of medicine, McGill University on the 40th Anniversary of the McGill Department of Family Medicine


On behalf of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, I am pleased to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the Department of Family Medicine on this, its 40th anniversary, and to welcome all to the McGill Primary Care Policy Symposium.

McGill’s Department of Family Medicine has evolved from humble beginnings with a handful of graduates to become the largest in the Faculty, one that figures prominently in our new undergraduate medical curriculum. The Department further distinguishes itself by offering an outstanding research master’s program, one of the few of its kind in North America. It is home to an exceptional community of primary care practitioners, researchers, students, residents and support staff deeply committed to meeting the health needs of Quebecers and all society. 

We know that primary care is at the heart of a sustainable health care system. What we need is a common vision for this province to effectively advance our mission together.  This symposium provides an excellent platform to attain our shared objectives.

Bringing together leaders from around the globe, the event promises to be both enriching and defining, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.


David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
McGill University