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2015 Saskatchewan - Family Physicians of the Year - Tom Smith-Windsor, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS

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Published on Nov 10, 2015

Tom Smith-Windsor, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Active in family medicine education and training of medical students and residents, Dr Tom Smith-Windsor is acknowledged for his dedication and perseverance to providing exceptional health care in rural Saskatchewan.

After beginning his career as a biologist, Dr Smith-Windsor realized that his calling was in family medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in 1989, received Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 1991, and he became a Fellow in 2004.
Dr Smith-Windsor has provided medical services to the First Nations Community of Montreal Lake since 1991. In 1999, he began serving as a civil aviation medical examiner with Transport Canada and a medical examiner with Immigration Canada. Currently, Dr Smith-Windsor practises family medicine with the Associate Medical Clinic in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
For the past 21 years, Dr Smith-Windsor has served in many academic positions with U of S. After serving as coordinator of the Division of Rural Family Medicine, he became associate dean, rural and northern medical education for the College of Medicine in 2009. Dr Smith-Windsor is credited for leading the development of a successful rural family medicine resident training program in Prince Albert that also teaches enhanced surgical skills—a first in Canada.

Dr Smith-Windsor has served on many national and provincial committees focused on rural medicine and rural medical education. Currently, he participates as a member of Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce, a CFPC and Society of Rural Physicians of Canada initiative.

Dr Smith-Windsor enjoys spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their four children. They are passionate about sailing, canoeing, camping, traveling, and skiing.



Tom Smith-Windsor, MD, CCMF, FCFP, FRRMS
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)

Actif dans l’enseignement de la médecine familiale ainsi que de la formation des étudiants en médecine et des résidents, Dr Tom Smith-Windsor est reconnu pour son dévouement et sa persévérance dans la prestation de soins exceptionnels dans les régions rurales de la Saskatchewan.

Après un début de carrière comme biologiste, Dr Smith-Windsor a pris conscience que sa vocation était la médecine familiale. Diplômé en médecine de l’Université de la Saskatchewan en 1989, il a obtenu la Certification en médecine familiale du Collège des médecins de famille du Canada (CMFC) en 1991, et le titre de Fellow en 2004.
Dr Smith-Windsor exerce la médecine dans la communauté des Premières Nations de lac Montreal depuis 1991. En 1999, il a commencé à titre de médecin-examinateur de l’aviation civile, à Transports Canada, puis de médecin-examinateur à Immigration Canada. Il exerce actuellement la médecine familiale à la Associate Medical Clinic à Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).
Dr Smith-Windsor occup de nombreux postes à l’Université de la Saskatchewan depuis 21 ans. D’abord coordonnateur de la Division de la médecine familiale rurale, il est devenu vice-doyen, enseignement de la médecine rurale et du nord du College of Medicine en 2009. Il est reconnu pour avoir mené à bien la mise sur pied d’un excellent programme de formation des résidents en médecine familiale rurale à Prince Albert, où l’on enseigne également les compétences avancées en chirurgie – une première au Canada.

Dr Smith-Windsor a siégé à de nombreux comités nationaux et provinciaux portant sur la médecine rurale et sur son enseignement. Il fait actuellement partie du Groupe de travail collaboratif canadien sur l’avancement de la médecine familiale rurale, initiative du CMFC et de la Société de la Médecine Rurale du Canada.

Dr Smith-Windsor aime passer du temps avec son épouse, Deanna, et leurs quatre enfants. Ils adorent faire de la voile, du canoë, du camping, des voyages et du ski.

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