Lina Shoppoff, Director, Undergraduate Education

Lina Shoppoff, MD, CCFP Director, Undergraduate Education

2016 was a great year for Undergraduate Education at the Department of Family Medicine!  We have continued to lead in regards to the proportion of students choosing family medicine for their career, with 47.8% of our students choosing our specialty.  Dr. Kay-Anne Haykal, former Undergraduate Director, stepped down and it has been an honour for me to join such an amazing team.  I wish to thank her wholeheartedly for her strong leadership and vast contributions. 

The success of our program is based on a team effort. Our Family Medicine Interest Group was hard at work organizing wonderful events for medical students all throughout the year.  Our administrative staff and preceptors provided tremendous support and great role models for our students.  Thank you to all for making family medicine shine!

Top Accomplishments

  • 47.8% matching rate from our undergraduate students to Family Medicine
  • Expansion of our “Shadow A Resident” program for medical students
  • Participation in a peer review program from CFPC which gave very positive feedback of our work
  • Welcoming representatives from Shanghai who were shadowing our work
  • 5 out of 15 leaders for Summer Studentship Projects were family physicians in 2016


  • DFM Faculty provided 20% of undergraduate teaching at uOttawa
  • 328 Pre-Clerkship learners (232 English, 96 French)
  • 328 Clerkship learners (233 English, 95 French)
  • 70 sites offered an FM rotation in urban and rural learning environments
  • 235 students completed a FM elective

Nine DFM Faculty members have leadership roles in Undergraduate education at the Faculty of Medicine:

  • Isabelle Burnier, MD - Director of Clinical Skills, Francophone
  • Antoine Gagnon, MD - Clerkship Director, Francophone
  • Pippa Hall, MD - Content Expert, Medicine and the Humanities
  • Kay-Anne Haykal, MD - Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
  • Michael Hirsh, MD - Director of Social Accountability
  • Darlene Kitty, MD - Director, Indigenous Program
  • Jean Roy, MD - Assistant Dean, Francophone Affairs
  • Lina Shoppoff, MD - Director of Community Service Learning and Interprofessional Education
  • Chuck Su, MD - Director of Distributed Medical Education)
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