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Office of Francophone Affairs

The Faculty of Medicine’s Francophone stream, designed with you in mind!

About Us

Since the creation of Francophone Affairs in 1995, we have been the main agent for the development of training programs in French at the Faculty of Medicine. These include the Undergraduate Medical Education Program, the Postgraduate Medical Education Program, Continuing Medical Education and Research in Medical Education.

Our mandate also extends to other areas such as:

  • student recruitment

  • development of clinical placement locations

  • recruitment of Francophone professors

  • professional development and educational training for faculty

  • creation of educational materials in French

  • creation of opportunities for national and international exchanges and collaboration

To this end, we have established three important partnerships with the Consortium national de formation en santé – University of Ottawa ChapterMédecins francophones du Canada and Montfort Hospital.

Latest News

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022

By Claudine Auger

Originally from the very French-speaking city of Quebec, Paul Beaulé did all of his primary education there... in English! "In the 1970s and 1980s, there was a lot of political pressure and my father, a forward-thinking and concerned man, believed in the importance of being bilingual in North America," says Beaulé, who went on to study medicine at the University of Ottawa at a time when there was no French-language program. After completing his residency in orthopaedics, the young specialist went to the United States, to Los Angeles, to further his knowledge in orthopaedic hip surgery. "I have always been fascinated by orthopedic surgery, perhaps influenced in my youth by a family friend who practiced this specialty. I have an analytical mind, but the ability to concentrate on a prolonged procedure... is not in my genes," says the man with the dynamic temperament who prefers action. "I like clear diagnoses, predictable and efficient manual procedures. And it's true that orthopedics is so rewarding: through reconstructions and rehabilitation, we radically change people's quality of life!"

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022

As part of its project to increase confidence regarding vaccination among Francophones in minority communities, Francophone Affairs invites you to take part in a survey designed to better understand the attitudes and beliefs of Francophone and Anglophone populations regarding vaccination.

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022

We often use it to express our approval or the solidity of a statement.
However, in French, the adverb "définitivement" is used in the sense of "once and for all". Example: "Ce joueur de tennis a définitivement mis fin à sa carrière". If you want to reinforce a statement, replace "définitivement" with "certainement", "assurément", "bien sûr".

  • C’est un projet qu’il nous faut assurément mener à bien.
  • Toute l’équipe participera-t-elle à la réunion? Bien sûr.