Dr. Stuart Murdoch is the Postgraduate Education Program Director and an Associate Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). Dr. Murdoch is an experienced family physician, teacher and educational leader, and has been a key individual in the development and implementation of the Barrie residency program at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He has served in dual leadership roles as Chief, Department of Family Medicine, and the Family Medicine Residency Program Site Director at RVH for the past nine years.
A graduate of McMaster, Dr. Murdoch completed his family medicine residency training in our department in 1990, at North York General. Since that time, he is committed to teaching while providing comprehensive family medicine including inpatient and palliative care. He is highly-regarded for his leadership and innovation in postgraduate education.
Dr. Murdoch has received a number of DFCM awards in recognition of his educational achievement and leadership, including the 2016 Award of Excellence (Leadership) and the 2012 Program Leadership in Educational Achievement. He has also contributed to many committees pertaining to education, leadership and scholarship in the DFCM. Dr. Murdoch has completed the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine’s New and Evolving Academic Leaders (NEAL) program at the Centre for Faculty Development.
In 2020, Dr. Murdoch was awarded the 2019 Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) Mikhael Award for Medical Education, Staff Category, and had the honour of being the first family medicine physician recipient of this award. Given annually to an individual who has improved undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in Canada, Dr. Murdoch was recognized for his significant contributions: particularly, his efforts in bringing residency training to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario, and his work as Director of the DFCM Postgraduate Education Program.