The Faculty of Medicine is a pioneering institution dedicated to education and research based on ACTIVE participation in the advancement of knowledge and the development of skills to improve health care.
Its guiding values and principles include innovation, respect, social commitment, responsibility, thoroughness, patient partnership and improving health and well-being.
As an internationally renowned institution and one of the university’s founding faculties, the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine has the threefold mission of education, research and the improvement of health in the areas of clinical sciences, basic sciences and health sciences.
With its 170 years of history, it has literally accompanied the development of modern Québec. It has 15 departments, two schools and more than 700 professors (excluding clinical professors), serving more than 6000 students.
A third of the physicians in Québec and a large number of health professionals in the province have been trained at the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, it recently
contributed to the founding of a school of public health at the Université de Montréal.
Through its extensive health network and the major responsibilities it has been given by the government of Québec in terms of health care, the Faculty of Medicine plays a leading social role.
The Faculty of medicine trains health professionals of tomorrow :
- General and specialist practitioner
- Professionals and researchers in basic sciences
- Professionals in clinical sciences
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech therapist
The Centre de pédagogie appliquée aux sciences de la santé (CPASS) is responsible for training the teaching staff of the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine as well as for the continuing education of practicing health professionals.