It is with much gratitude that we salute Dr. Mark Karanofsky for his leadership as Director of the Undergraduate Program for the McGill Department of Family Medicine, a position he has held for over two and a half years. He officially stepped down from this position on September 30, 2018. Since July 2018, he has been the interim Unit Director of the Herzl Family Practice Centre of the Jewish General Hospital.

During his mandate, Dr. Karanofsky worked tirelessly to improve and support multiple initiatives and projects related to primary care for medical students. He made improvements to various Clerkship courses, the patient-tracking project for the Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME) program, and helped create and implement the online ePortfolio project, myMED McGill, for the MDCM program.

“As I say goodbye to this team, I can’t help but be amazed at the quality and the quantity of work and progress since joining the Undergraduate Committee in 2008,” Dr. Karanofsky says. “Having attended many meetings with my Canadian counterparts, I can say without a doubt that McGill’s undergraduate medical program has become a benchmark for undergraduate education across the country.”

In 2017, Dr. Karanofsky was named to the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Faculty Honour List and he received the Fellowship designation from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2015, both attesting to his outstanding work in undergraduate education.

He steps down from this important portfolio and passes on the strong, popular and ever-growing Undergraduate Program to his successor – Dr. Goldie Marmor, former LFME Course Director.

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Dr. Karanofsky for his tremendous work over the years!

Dr. Howard Bergman
Chair, Department of Family Medicine

McGill University

October 18, 2018