Health Media

Welcome to McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences.

The programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences cover the spectrum of health care. The newest are Canada's first undergraduate program for physician assistants and a combined MD/PhD program. They also include nursing, rehabilitation science, midwifery and a popular Bachelor of Health Sciences program, as well as the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, named for the philanthropist whose $105-million donation in 2003 is the largest private gift to a Canadian institution.

The Faculty is known for its development of small-group problem-based learning, an education model widely adopted by schools around the world.  Its development of the concept of evidence-based medicine placed in the top 10 of the British Medical Journal's poll on the world's most important achievements in the past 150 years.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a major contributor in maintaining McMaster's position as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities, with more than $100 million in research funding being overseen by health sciences investigators each year.

In partnership with hospitals, government bodies and private enterprise, the Faculty of Health Sciences continually pursues medical breakthroughs in laboratories and incorporates them into the practice of health care professionals.

The Faculty is committed to moving forward with discoveries that will improve medical knowledge and treatments for the people of Hamilton, Canada and beyond.

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Veronica McGuire
Coordinator, Media and Community Relations
Faculty of Health Sciences
ext. 22169