Event Details

Dr. Terrence McDonald, a Health Services Researcher, Practicing Family Physician and Assistant Professor at Cummings School of Medicine  reviewed evidence from Alberta at a hybrid event on February 2nd, 2023. The presentation was recorded and is available for viewing below.


Target Audience

Family physicians, specialist physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, mental health professionals, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, residents, researchers, health sciences students, and other health care professionals. All other healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the problem of current and future workforce supply of Family Physicians.
  • Understand the design and role of the patient medical home model of care for delivering primary care.
  • Understand the impact of primary care clinic continuity on patient health outcomes.
  • Understand the role of primary care networks (PCNs) and building a TEAM of allied health professionals.

Speaker Bio

Terrence McDonald, MD, MSc, CCFP (SEM), FCFP, Dip. Sport Med

Dr. McDonald is an Assistant Professor with the Cumming School of Medicine, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. His full-time academic role is divided between work as a clinical preceptor at the Sunridge Family Medicine Teaching Centre in Calgary and conducting health services research.

He is a graduate of Memorial University Medical School (2004), completed training in rural Family Medicine at McMaster University (2006/07) and Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine, University of Alberta (2011). In 2016 he completed a Master’s in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His dissertation focused on the predictors of high-volume Family Physicians in Alberta.

From this work Dr. McDonald and his team developed a service day methodology to calculate the number of practicing family physicians, it has been applied in both Alberta and Ontario. His current research focuses on the workforce of family physicians and the impact of clinic and provider continuity on patient health outcomes. Dr. McDonald has received grants from the M.S.I. Foundation and the Physician Learning Program at the University of Alberta. He lives in Calgary with his wife and 6-year-old son and continues to be an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast.

This event was provided through the collaboration of Dr. Brenna Bath (School of Rehabilitation Science), Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education in Rehabilitation Science. It was funded through the College of Medicine, Visiting Lecturer Fund and School of Rehabilitation Science.