Paul Humphries


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Family Medicine Dept


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Dr. Humphries joined the Department of Family Medicine in January, 1998, after 20 years of practicing and teaching Family Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he was the founding director of McMaster’s Family Medicine North Residency Program and Chair of the Northwestern Ontario Medical Program.


1998 to 2008 & 2012- 2014

Director, Postgraduate Education, Department of Family Medicine 

2010-2012: President, Alberta College of Family Physicians


Development, application and dissemination of CBAS, the Competency Based Achievement System.

Clinical Home and Hospice Palliative Care focused practice.

Multiple postgraduate, undergraduate and “Lifelong Learning” teaching.

Rural medical education administration.


While his clinical interests have been Comprehensive Family Medicine, GP Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Palliative Care, Dr. Humphries' academic and research activity is focused on education of residents and medical students and the design and administration of training programs with a strong focus upon Competency Based Medical Education and Assessment. He is very active in national, provincial and university committees and boards, particularly those related to primary care and the provision of health human resources to under-serviced areas.