Dr. Linda Snell honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award


The field of medical education would not be anywhere near where it is today if it weren’t for the outstanding vision, leadership and dedication of Dr. Linda Snell, this year’s winner of the McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Education.

Ferring Canada donates $2 million to University


Earlier today, Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, announced it is donating $2 million to McGill to be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

Indigenous Science Futures in the works


As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative, representatives from McGill’s Faculties of Education and Medicine met last week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners.

Message from David Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine


The following is a message from David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, regarding McGill’s Undergraduate Medical Education Accreditation Action Plan.

Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking statins


A new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), with collaborators from the United-States, is changing the way we think about prescribing statins, a drug commonly used to help lower their cholesterol levels.

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer


The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.

Organizational changes among steps taken to address UGME accreditation issues


Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal of Health Affairs David Eidelman has announced organizational changes as part of the action plan to address accreditation issues identified in a recent review of the Faculty’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) program.