“He nurtured others to carry on his tradition. ”
Dr. Ian McWhinney founded the Graduate Studies Program in Family Medicine at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Dr. McWhinney also established the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, which is regarded as the premier research centre in Family Medicine in Canada.
Dr. McWhinney’s international reputation was advanced in 1989 with the publication of his textbook of Family Medicine. This seminal work has been described by scholars as the definitive description of the discipline of general practice.
Dr. McWhinney has received numerous awards and honours. In 1993 he was recognized as an outstanding educator by the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges, and in 1998 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.