Academic Events and Workshops

Upcoming Seminars and Events


The Family Medicine Research Symposium is an annual student-run event hosted by the Family Medicine Graduate Students’ Society (FMGSS). This year marks the 5th consecutive Research Symposium, which brings together faculty, students, and community members to share and discuss current advances in research conducted by graduate students in areas such as family medicine, community health, health technology, and health policy. This year our invited keynote speaker will be Sister Monique Bourget (MDCM’92) a family physician who, for the past 22 years, has been a leader in establishing Primary Healthcare in São Paulo, Brazil. Sister Monique will share her lessons learned in changing healthcare practices in the global health context. We will also host a panel discussion titled Life After Your Degree: Career Planning for the Primary Care Research Graduate, which will feature perspectives from recent graduates in primary care and health-related research programs. Additionally, FMGSS is partnering with the McGill Journal of Medicine to publish the top 15 student abstracts in a special June 2019 issue. Financial support from PGSS is integral in our efforts to increase participation in the event and create a forum for students to gain valuable experience presenting their research to faculty, clinicians and community members.

Conferences with upcoming Abstract submission deadlines:

Family Medicine Forum 2019 (Vancouver, BC)
Abstract submission deadline April 5th

SKILLSET: check out their workshops and seminars here

CIHR and FRQS Workshops 2018

FMGSS will be hosting workshops to assist students in their scholarship application preparation. These workshops are extremely useful for giving students an overview of what is expected at the different stages of application and give tips on how to prepare excellent quality applications. They are led by students who have been successful in obtaining these awards. It is highly recommended to attend these sessions if you are considering applying for CIHR or FRQS awards at any level of graduate study.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact VP Academic.

Mentorship Program

Are you a new student looking for some advice or a student peer to talk about classes, thesis, adjusting to life in Montreal? Our upper year students have lots of wisdom they are just waiting to share with you about being a graduate student in the Department of Family Medicine! Your graduate representatives will find an upper year student that would be best suited to help you with your questions about the program and share their tidbits of knowledge. Please contact your student representative (M.Sc. or PhD) and let them know you’d like to be matched up with a mentor!

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