Graduate Report

From September 18th – 22nd, the Family Medicine Graduate Programs held a very successful launch of the 2023-24 academic year with the on-site portion. Enrollments were three Master and six PhD students from across Canada and internationally (e.g. Nigeria, Brazil, Qatar, Japan).

Grad-Award.pngDuring the awards reception the Dr. Wm. Victor Johnston Award, Dr. Martin J. Bass Award in Family Medicine and the Dr. John F. Sangster Graduate Studies Family Medicine Award were given to Drs. Nisha Ravichandiran and Sakina Walji, Drs. Rimpy Cheema and Hiba El-Fayoumi and Drs. Sundus Kellow and Natalia Madureira Ferreira, respectively.  We were extremely pleased to have Gail Bass, the wife of the late Dr. Martin Bass and Toula Gerace, the wife of the late Dr. John F. Sangster join us in presenting the awards. Drs. Bass and Sangster were giants in our Department of Family Medicine as Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers. Their contribution to the graduate programs over the years was outstanding.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues who graciously stepped in to assume some of the responsibility during the on-site week. Particularly, I would like to thank Drs. Bridget Ryan and Graham Reid. Also, many thanks to Stacey Bastien, our new Program Coordinator, who seamlessly executed her first onsite. Well done Stacey.

Our Master program is in its 46th year and the PhD is in its 15th year. Together we are helping develop future teachers and researchers in Family Medicine. We have much to be proud of.