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The Centre for Family Medicine is proud to provide a supportive environment for the education of the next generation of health care professionals.


Learning by an inter-professional team, which is enhanced and strengthened by education, research, and practice innovation, for the public, patients, learners, and practitioners, within a sustainable, supportive environment. To provide leadership in effective primary health care delivery

Excellence in Health Care Delivery to Patients

  • Evidence-informed best practice, patient-centred care for 20,000 patients
  • Outreach programs to vulnerable populations such as refugees, homeless people, people with mobility-access issues, rural Mennonites, and patients with dementia

Building a Learning Community

  • Site for the Kitchener-Waterloo McMaster Family Medicine Residency program
  • Primary care teaching for inter-professional learners in medicine, pharmacy, optometry, social work, nursing (RN, RPN and NP), clinical nutrition and other professions

Excellence in Research, Education, and Innovation

  • Development of inter-professional programs in point-of-care anti-coagulation monitoring, dementia assessment and care, and
    mobility-access issues
  • Innovation in linking family medicine to pharmacy, social work,
    optometry, and other professions

Responsible Community Citizenship

  • Leadership in building the new University of Waterloo Integrated Health Building (IHB)
  • Leadership in local eco-system health and global health initiatives

Leadership in System-Wide Primary Health Care Policy Change

  • Mentorship for Family Health Teams and other teams from across Canada
  • Leadership in provincial inter-professional care groups

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