A trained clinical psychologist, Dr. Yvonne Steinert started her career in family medicine at the Herzl Family Practice Centre of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, where she was responsible for teaching and learning behavioural sciences from 1976 to 2000. Since then, she has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and educational research, and in designing and delivering faculty development programs and activities in various settings. She is passionate about teaching and learning at all levels, and her greatest joy is participating in the development of future health professionals.
Dr. Steinert is a member of the McGill University Department of Family Medicine’s Faculty Postgraduate Promotions Committee and works closely with colleagues interested in curricular innovation and faculty development. She promotes faculty development in family medicine internationally and is frequently invited to deliver workshops for teaching and learning, leadership and management, and research and scholarship to family physicians.
A professor of family medicine, the Director of the Centre for Medical Education, and the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Steinert believes that research in medical education is a team sport, and she values being part of a creative, collegial, and collaborative community of educators and researchers, at McGill University and across Canada.
Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research Award
These awards honour individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who have made a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. These awards give public recognition to both their work and to the discipline of family medicine.