Head and professor
Max Rady College of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
S100 Medical Service Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R33 0W2
Dr. François's research interests are centered on enhancing the quality and accessibility of primary care, with a focus on competency-based medical education, continuing professional development, distributed medical education, care of the elderly, and French-language minority populations. He has conducted research in the implementation of competency-based approaches in family medicine training and expanding rural training opportunities in the province. In addition, he has explored themes of access and quality of primary care, including advanced access scheduling, shared-care models, and interprofessional teams. He is affiliated with the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging and is a member of the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network (MaPCReN). Dr. François is currently accepting master's students to work on research projects related to his interests.
Advanced access scheduling
Care of the elderly
Competency-based medical education
Continuing professional development
Distributed medical education
French-language minority populations
Quality of care
Dr. José François is head of the department of family medicine at the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine and provincial specialty lead medical for family medicine at Shared Health. He is also interim head of the department of emergency medicine. Prior academic appointments include associate dean for continuing professional development and head, department of medical education in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Université de Saint-Boniface, followed by his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Université de Sherbrooke. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee.
Dr. François is also a practicing physician, serving at Centre de santé St-Boniface, Victoria Hospital, and ActionMarguerite. He is recognized for his commitment to improving the quality and accessibility of primary care, with a particular interest in working with French-language minority populations. He has received numerous awards, including the Canadian Associate for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Excellence in 2014.
Master of Medical Education, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland (2009)
Family Medicine Residency, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1999)
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (1997)
Bachelor of Science, Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1993)
Canadian Associate for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Excellence (2014)