Dr. Louise Nasmith
Dr. Nasmith is a Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC. She is a fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and an honorary fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). She obtained her medical degree from McGill University in 1978 and her CCFP in 1982. As a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, her scholarship focused on medical education spanning the continuum from undergraduate through to continuing professional development. In 1995 she was named chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McGill, a position that she held until 2002 when she moved to Toronto to take on the same role in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed a Master’s of Education from McGill in 1994 and has published and presented nationally and internationally.
She has been involved in a number of projects that focus on integration of care for chronic illness and interdisciplinary care including promoting self-care. As well, she was a member of the National Expert Committee on Inter-professional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centered Practice and currently of the Health Education Task Force, both Health Canada initiatives. From 2005-2006 she was the President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In June, 2007, she assumed the role of Principal of the College of Health Disciplines at the University of British Columbia and in 2015 became the Associate Provost Health.
As well, she has been very involved with postgraduate education accreditation having served as member and chair of the CFPC Accreditation Committee. In this capacity, she has worked closely with the RCPSC on projects related to setting new standards and the CanMeds 2015 roles. She has served as one of the co-chairs for the Accreditation Alignment Task Force, one of the FMEC PG initiatives. For the last decade, she has been working with educators, practitioners, health authorities, and the government to advance collaborative practice and inter-professional education in various jurisdictions within Canada with a particular focus on primary health care.