CFPC Member Dr May Cohen inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

April 15, 2016

(April 15, 2016 - Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) congratulates College member Dr May Cohen on her induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Dr Cohen was honoured at the official induction ceremony in Hamilton, Ontario.

Over her decades-long career as a family physician and educator, Dr Cohen has demonstrated outstanding leadership and initiative on a national level in striving to improve women’s health. Among her many roles, Dr Cohen was a co-founder of the first faculty of medicine Women’s Health Office, and served as Chair of the Canadian Medical Association Gender Issues Committee and  President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada.

“The CFPC is extremely proud of Dr Cohen's exceptional leadership to enhance women’s health and gender equality in medicine,” says CFPC executive director and CEO, Francine Lemire, MD CM, CCFP, FCFP, CAE. “We commend her for her   dedication  as a clinician, researcher, and educator  that has transformed medical education and practice, and improved the experience of health care for all women in Canada.”

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadian heroes whose work has advanced health, thereby inspiring the pursuit of careers in the health sciences.

About the College of Family Physicians of Canada

The CFPC represents more than 35,000 members across the country.  It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians. The CFPC reviews and accredits continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licencing requirements and lifelong learning interests.  It also accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. The College provides quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine.


Susan Monic
Manager, Communications Services
College of Family Physicians of Canada
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