McGill and MUHC Present United Front
“We are sending a clear message to the Quebec government that the integration of teaching, research and patient care for children and adults lies at the heart of our mission and that we will not compromise on our raison d’être,” noted Robert Rabinovitch, Chair of the McGill University Board of Governors. “About one in four Quebecers, from
The resolution resolves that
- As a university teaching hospital network, we will continue to develop academic programs of the highest caliber, comprised of world-class teaching and research integrated with quality clinical care
- We support complementarity wherein it is defined as the shared responsibility and management of one or several clinical programs among institutions in order to improve the quality of care offered, increase efficiency and improve teaching and research programs. We are committed to continue to work closely with our colleagues at the CHUM and Ste. Justine and believe that complementarity should be developed by health professionals in the teaching hospitals rather than imposed as a top-down bureaucratic process. We will not accept any ministry-imposed re-engineering measures that infringe on the ability of McGill, the MUHC and the Children’s to provide the highest quality patient care, or that undermine the ability to ensure the highest quality teaching and research programs. In this context, we will not agree to forced mergers, to cap or dismantle services, or to limit our activity to “current levels” as proposed by the Ministry, or to any other proposal that would undermine quality, suffocate development and make it impossible to recruit and retain the most talented professionals.
- Academic freedom lies at the core of excellence and quality and will at all times be safeguarded and protected. Patient care, teaching and research programs are integral to our mission and comprise a whole within the
- As the minister clearly confirmed in his letter dated
Each year, the MUHC receives over 800,000 ambulatory visits and cares for 37,000 inpatients. The Research Institute of the MUHC obtains some $100M in external research funding annually and publishes over 1,400 peer-reviewed research studies that contribute to McGill’s standing as a leading research university. Each year, some 825 residents and 450 medical students, over 1,000 nurses and 525 allied-health students train at the MUHC.
The Times Higher Education Supplement has just ranked McGill the only Canadian university in the world's top 25, for the second year in a row. McGill is ranked in the number one position in
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