Introduction to research in the family physician office
Tuesday November 30, 2021 from
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Pierre Pluye, Canada


Family Medicine

McGill University


The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Research Working Group is aimed to involve all family practices in generating new knowledge. In Canada, over the past 30 years multiple strategies led to improve research capacity in departments of family medicine. In this context, the session will consist of a two-part introduction to research in the family physician office. First, the lecture will (a) define family medicine research using an educational video from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG); (b) describe the research community and resources of the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, e.g., the McGill Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN); and (c) provide an example of a research journey in the family physician office. Second, the discussion will engage the audience to share their experience as research participants (e.g., survey respondents), collaborators (e.g., recruiting participants), co-investigators (involved in all stages of a project), and principal investigators (project leaders).


As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define family medicine research
  • Describe the departmental research infrastructure
  • Distinguish types of involvement in family medicine research
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