Graduate Program Report

The 2019-20 Family Medicine graduate programs academic year launched on September 16 with our on-site sessions running until September 26 on the first floor of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. This year we welcome three new MClSc students – Drs. Mathew Grandy, Aline Oliveira and Craig Olmstead.  We are excited to have our new and returning students from across the globe with us for a few weeks.

We welcome Dr. Jamie Wickett who will be teaching in the Teaching and Learning and Advanced Patient Centered Medicine courses as well as Dr. Sudit Ranade who will be teaching in the Advanced Patient Centered Medicine course to our faculty teaching team.

Congratulations to our current MClSc student Dr. Melad Marbeen and alumnus Dr. Eric Wong on their research presentations at the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series Research Hour on September 18, 2019.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate our Graduate Program award winners for the 2019 year:

  • Dr. Wm. Victor Johnson Award in Family Medicine - Drs. Jennifer Johnston (MClSc), Jane Uygur (PhD)
  • Dr. John F. Sangster Graduate Studies Family Medicine Award – Drs. Melad Marbeen (MClSc), Sudit Ranade (PhD)
  • Martin J. Bass Award – Drs. Sharon Bal, Darren Van Dam


We invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 9 for Dr. Tesshu Kusaba’s thesis defence (Japanese patients’ preference for Patient-centered medicine and its association with the satisfaction of patients with their family physicians) public lecture that is scheduled to take place at 12:30 pm in WCPHFM 1120 and on Monday, October 28 for Dr. Melad Marbeen’s thesis defence (Focused Practice and Enhanced Skills PGY3 Training in Family Medicine: A Mixed Methods Study) public lecture that is scheduled to take place at 12:30 pm in WCPHFM 1120.