Special Town Hall “The new Undergraduate Medical Curriculum launches September 2013” held on April 4

The new MDCM curriculum has been developed following extensive consultations with different stakeholders, including a review of best practices in learning theory and ways of incorporating modern technologies into renovated classroom spaces.
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Appointment of Dr. Ronald Gottesman as Interim Director of the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald Gottesman as Interim Director of the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Gottesman replaces Dr. Kevin Lachapelle, who is stepping down after seven years of exceptional leadership during which he, together with his team, helped transform clinical and surgical skills training for students and health professionals.
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Forces AVENIR provincial awards competition

The 15th edition of the Forces AVENIR provincial awards competition is now underway in recognition of Quebec’s university students contribution to the advancement of society.
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Measures to address budget challenges

Message from Principal Heather Munroe-Blum

I know that you have been awaiting news regarding how the government budget cuts will affect McGill, and what implications there may be for you, personally. After considerable consultation and careful consideration, we can now describe concrete measures to be implemented.
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Update on Budget Cuts

Message from Provost Anthony C. Masi and Vice-Principal Michael Di Grappa (Administration and Finance).

Following the Summit, some media reported that the cuts to Quebec’s universities had been reduced by 75 per cent. This is not the case. In reality, we face the same level of cuts — $38 million for McGill in this year and next.
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Major health benefits of music uncovered

In the first large-scale review of 400 research papers in the neurochemistry of music, a team led by Prof. Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University’s Psychology Dept. has been able to show that playing and listening to music has clear benefits for both mental and physical health.”>
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The American Journal of Human Genetics Profile on Dr. Clarke Fraser

The American Journal of Human Genetics profiled Dr. Clarke Fraser as one of the most influential Presidents of the journal in their most recent issue….”
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The RI-MUHC and McGill at the forefront in the fight against tuberculosis

March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day. To mark the occasion, more than 100 people attended a Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) organized a CIHR Café Scientifique called “Tuberculosis: Portrait of a global killer, in Canada and around the World.” It took place on March 21 at the Monument National….
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‘Exciting’ experiment sees Montreal doctors use webcams to administer anaesthesia to patients in Italy

As the 20 patients in Pisa, Italy, waited to undergo thyroid surgery, they descended into unconsciousness thanks to a cocktail of anaesthetic drugs delivered from a surprising destination….
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Lung-disease specialist James Hogg wins $100,000 Gairdner Award

Dr. James Hogg, has been honoured with a Gairdner Award, the most prestigious biomedical prize in Canada, for his ongoing work on the causes and treatment of lung disease….
 
Congratulations Dr. Hogg!

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Recent Faculty of Medicine Recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, Dr Gaston Ostiguy, and Dr. Serge Gauthier have been named as recent recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Faculty of Medicine.
 
Congratulations to Drs. Ostiguy, Schiffrin, and Gauthier!

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