Department News



Dr. José Pereira Inaugural Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research

Dr. José Pereira has joined the department's Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge site as inaugural Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research, Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Pereira is recognized for his outstanding achievements and dedication to his work in family medicine and palliative care. Read Dean Richard Reznick’s announcement about this appointment here. (Posted August 2017)

Dr. Karen Schultz Earns CFPC Leadership Award 

Dr. Karen Schultz has earned this year's College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award. Named in honour of Dr. Jim Ruderman, Chief of Family Medicine at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (WCH) from 1992 to 2014, this award recognizes outstanding family physician academics who embody qualities including wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team. (Posted July 2017)


Dr. Michael Green Authors Study on Uneven Distribution of Ontario's Family Doctors

Department Head Dr. Michael Green has authored a geographic analysis through the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) that demonstrates an uneven distribution of family doctors across the province that is impacting Ontarians’ access to health care. Geographic Variation in the Supply and Distribution of Comprehensive Primary Care Physicians in Ontario, released July 11, provides valuable insight into the availability of and access to primary care physicians relative to population numbers and needs in Ontario. (Posted July 2017)

Dr. Michael Green Appointed Department Head

Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Green as Head, Department of Family Medicine, effective July 1, 2017. (Posted July 2017)

Dr. Ruth Wilson Co-Chairs National Taskforce to Advance Rural Family Medicine

Dr. Ruth Wilson is co-chair of a national physician taskforce that has designed a road map for improving health care equity and accessibility for Canada’s underserviced rural population. The Rural Road Map for Action: Directions is a six-page report released by Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce – a joint initiative of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Dr. Wilson was re-elected president, North American Region, World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA), also known as the World Organization of Family Doctors. (Posted March 2017)

Dr. Glenn Brown Appointed OCFP President 

Dr. Glenn Brown (Department Head 2007-2017), has been appointed President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Read the OCFFP's announcement about Dr. Brown's presidency here(Posted November 2016)

Residency Program First to Win PARO Award Twice 

The Queen's Department of Family Medicine's Postgraduate Education program has earned the 2016 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Residency Program Excellence Award, making it the first program to win twice. The program won this award in 2012, and was nominated in 2013 and 2015. (The department’s Belleville-Quinte Site was nominated in 2014.) This award is given each year to one Ontario program that has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to its residents, while producing physicians who are expertly trained to care for their patients. Any individual resident or group of residents enrolled in an accredited residency program in the province can make a nomination. (Posted April 2016)