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A five-star doctor

A major international honour for Dr. Ruth Wilson, a family physician and researcher with the Queen's Family Health Team.

[Dr. Ruth Wilson]Dr. Ruth Wilson

Dr. Ruth Wilson, a family physician with the Queen’s Family Health Team, is one of only two recipients of the WONCA Five-Star Doctor Award – the highest award for doctors from the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA).

“This is a tremendous honour. I’ve had a lot of people come up to me jokingly asking how it feels to be one of the best doctors in the world,” says Wilson, who is Past President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

The Five-Star award is given to doctors who have made a significant impact on the health of individuals and communities through personal contributions to health care and the profession.

Wilson was chair of Queen’s Department of Family Medicine 1991-2001. During her tenure, the Department established a program to send faculty to help train family doctors in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war there and created the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen’s. 

Wilson also conducts research in the areas of women’s and aboriginal health.

For more information about Famnily Medicine at Queen's please visit http://www.dfmqueens.ca/education/postgraduate.php

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