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Encyclopedia > McGill University Faculty of Medicine

McGill University Faculty of Medicine

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Established 1829
Type Public
Students 688 MD, 35 MD-PhD, 30 MD-MBA
Location Flag of Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Campus Urban
Dean Richard I. Levin
Website http://www.med.mcgill.ca

The Faculty of Medicine is one of the constituent faculties of McGill University. It was established in 1823 as the Montreal Medical Institution, and became the first faculty of McGill College in 1829. It was the first medical faculty to be established in Canada. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The faculty includes three schools, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Nursing, and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. It also includes 13 research centres involved in studies on pain, neuroscience, and aging. Most of the faculty is housed in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, situated on the south side of Mount Royal between Pine Avenue and Dr. Penfield. ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... “Hurting” redirects here. ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... Ageing or aging is the process of getting older. ... For other uses, see Mount Royal (disambiguation). ...


The McGill University Health Centre is affiliated with the faculty, and is comprised of five teaching hospitals — the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital, and the Montreal Chest Institute. Three other health care facilities are affiliated with the faculty: Jewish General Hospital, Douglas Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital Centre. In April 2006 the Quebec government approved plans to commence the first phase of construction of the new McGill University Health Centre. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a network of five teaching hospitals in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, all of which are affiliated with McGill University. ... The Royal Victoria Hospital at 687 Pine Avenue West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada was established in 1893, through the financial contributions of two Scottish immigrants, Donald Smith and George Stephen. ... The Montreal General Hospital is a hospital in Montreal, Canada, first established on May 1, 1819 and an early teaching hospital. ... Montreal Childrens Hospital is a pediatric health centre in Montreal and one of a few in Canada. ... Founded in 1934 by Dr. Wilder Penfield with a $1. ... Montreal Chest Institute is a health centre in Montreal specializing in vascular medicine. ... The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital or Jewish General Hospital is a hospital, founded in 1934, in Montreal, Quebec. ...

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Education

The Faculty of Medicine offers a four-year medical degree M.D.,C.M. (Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister) together with joint degree programs with other disciplines including business M.D./M.B.A. and science/engineering M.D./Ph.D.. There is also a special program for immediate graduates of the Quebec Collegial (CEGEP) system, that combines one year of science curriculum with the four-year medical program. The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... A CEGEP (IPA: or ; French: Cégep) is a public educational institution in Quebec, Canada on the post-secondary level. ...


History

In 1821, the Montreal Medical Institution, which was established by four Edinburgh trained physicians working at the Montreal General Hospital, was incorporated into McGill College as the Faculty of Medicine and became the first Faculty of Medicine in Canada. A highly didactic approach to medical education called the "Edinburgh curriculum", which consisted of two six-month courses of basic science lectures and two years of "walking the ward" at The Montreal General Hospital, was instituted. The Montreal General Hospital is a hospital in Montreal, Canada, first established on May 1, 1819 and an early teaching hospital. ...


Sir William Dawson, the principal of McGill, was instrumental in garnering resources for the faculty and pioneering contributions from Thomas Roddick, Francis Shepherd, George Ross and William Osler helped to transform the Victorian era medical school into a leader in modern medical education. Sir John William Dawson, KCMG , FRSC (October 13, 1820 – November 19, 1899), was a Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia. ... Sir Thomas George Roddick Sir Thomas George Roddick (31 July 1846 – 20 February 1923) was a Canadian surgeon, medical administrator, and politician. ... Sir William Osler Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician. ...


Departments and Centres

Basic Sciences

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Occupational Health
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Physiology
  • Social Studies in Medicine

Clinical

  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Occupational Health
  • Family Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • McGill Reproductive Centre
  • Gynecological Oncology Unit
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Centres

  • Bone and Periodontal Research
  • Aging
  • A.I.D.S.
  • Anesthesia Research Unit
  • Artificial Cells & Organs Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Ethics Unit
  • Cancer
  • Host Resistance
  • Language, Mind and Brain
  • Medical Education
  • Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Pain
  • Research in Neuroscience
  • Translational Research in Cancer

Notable Faculty and Alumni

David Hunter Hubel (b. ... Andrzej Wiktor Schally (born November 20, 1926) in Wilno, Poland), is a Polish endocrinologist and Nobel Prize winner in 1977 in Medicine for research work. ... Charles Drew Dr. Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950) was an American physician and medical researcher. ... Ronald Melzack (born July 19, 1929, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian neurophysiologist. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... Colin Munro MacLeod (1909 – 1972) was a Canadian-American geneticist. ... Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. ... Insertion of an electrode during neurosurgery for Parkinsons disease. ... Sir William Osler Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... The Johns Hopkins University is an internationally prestigious private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Dr Wilder Graves Penfield, CC, OM, CMG, MD, FRS (January 25/26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was a American-born Canadian neurosurgeon. ... Insertion of an electrode during neurosurgery for Parkinsons disease. ... Founded in 1934 by Dr. Wilder Penfield with a $1. ... Judah Hirsch Quastel, British-Canadian biochemist and Companion of the Order of Canada Juda Hirsch Quastel (1899-1987), a British-Canadian biochemist who pioneered diverse research in neurochemistry, soil metabolism, cell metabolism, and cancer. ... Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. ... Neurochemistry is a branch of neuroscience that is heavily devoted to the study of neurochemicals. ... Brenda Milner has contributed extensively to the research literature on various topics in the field of clinical neuropsychology. ... Arthur Martin Vineberg (May 24, 1903 – March 26, 1988) was a Canadian cardiac surgeon, university lecturer and author. ... Dr. Harold Rocke Robertson, C.C., M.D.C.M., LL.D., F.R.S.C., (August 4, 1912 - February 8, 1998) is the former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University (1962-1970) and a physician. ... Jonathan Larmonth Meakins (born January 8, 1941) is a Canadian surgeon, academic, and expert in immunobiology and surgical infections. ... Sir Thomas George Roddick Sir Thomas George Roddick (31 July 1846 – 20 February 1923) was a Canadian surgeon, medical administrator, and politician. ...

See also

References

  • Joseph Hanaway and Richard Cruess. "McGill Medicine, Volume 1, 1829-1885. The First Half Century".
  • Joseph Hanaway, Richard Cruess, and James Darragh. "McGill Medicine, Volume II, 1885-1936".

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