Dr. Isabelle Gosselin has been practising family medicine in the university family medicine group (GMF-U) de Saint-Hubert on Montreal’s South Shore for 24 years. She has also practised hospital medicine in the Department of General Medicine at the Hôpital Pierre-Boucher.
Dr. Gosselin received her medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke in 1996, followed by a specialization in family medicine at the same university in 1998. Over the years, she has served in various roles in the fields of family medicine and medical education. In 2016 Dr. Gosselin became the assistant director of the family and emergency medicine residency program at the University of Montreal. This role has allowed her to make significant contributions to the training of future family physicians and emergency physicians.
During her academic career, Dr. Gosselin was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Sherbrooke and played a key role in providing educational support to medical residents. In 2023 Dr. Gosselin received a Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association of Medical Education in recognition of her dedication to medical training.
Having greatly enriched the medical literature through her work, her participation in scientific events, and her impressive list of publications, Dr. Gosselin has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to research and scholarship. This is also reflected in her writings, her government reports, and her contributions to chapters in books.
Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year –
The Reg L. Perkin Award
Since 1972, the CFPC and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine have honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine. Initially, one award recipient was selected to receive the Family Physician of the Year (FPOY) Award each year. Since 2002, 10 family physicians have been recognized annually—one representing each CFPC Chapter.
Canada’s FPOYs are chosen by their peers, other health care colleagues, and community leaders for:
- Providing exceptional care to their patients
- Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
- Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors
FPOY recipients must exemplify the four principles of family medicine:
- Be skilled clinicians
- Be community based
- Act as a resource to a practice population
- Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship
CFPC Chapters review nominations and select the FPOY for their respective provinces. The provincial FPOYs are honoured at their respective Annual Scientific Assemblies or Annual General Meetings. The national FPOYs are honoured at the annual CFPC Family Medicine Forum.