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McGill FamSIG

McGill FamSIG

The Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FamSIG) is run by McGill medical students with a special interest in Family Medicine. Here are the events that have taken place so far this year.

Student presenting on rural family medicine site

Student presenting on rural family medicine site

Rural Family Medicine Talk
On February 12, 2013, FaMSIG organized a Rural Family Medicine Talk at Thomson House. Around thirty McGill medical students attended this event. There were different presentations by students and a Faculty member about the different rural family medicine sites offered at McGill.

The students enjoyed this event as it was informative and helpful in their future decision on the choice of rural site for their Family Medicine rural rotation during clerkship. They were presented a brief description of each site and its advantages.

Social Pediatrics Talk
On Tuesday February 26, 2013, FamSIG and SPIG (Social Pediatrics Interest Group) joined to welcome Dr. Samuel Harper at the Meredith Annex to hear him speak about his practice in social pediatrics as a family physician. A dozen students enjoyed his interesting and informative talk as he eloquently explained the field of social pediatrics, its joys and challenges. The students also had the chance to savour a delicious healthy supper of hummus and veggies.

Social Pediatrics Talk with Dr Harper

Social Pediatrics Talk with Dr Harper

This inspiring physician and community leader also told us about the social pediatrics center that he founded where children in situations of vulnerability find the care that they need. Through this event, students were able to explore the essential impact of general practitioners in the field of social pediatrics.

Post-Match Talk
Last March, FamSIG hosted the Family Medicine Post-Match Talk. Around a dozen of second and third year medical students attended this event where fourth year medical students described their experience with CaRMS, the sites that they applied to and the reason why they chose family medicine as a career path. The students were able to ask their burning questions and appreciated the advice given to them about the matching process, electives and other aspects.

Upcoming Events

  • April 14: Skills’ day.
  • May 16: Speed-dining with docs.
  • June: Rural trip.

If you will like to have more information on these events, visit our Facebook group page.

If you have any questions or comments or if you want to join the team, do not hesitate to contact us.

Carolina CapelleCarolina Capelle
McGill University

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