The McGill RUIS

On today’s show we find out what it means to be a member of the RUIS

Guests: Jim Gates (Head of the McGill Health Network Office) and Dr. Barbara Young (MUHC internal medicine specialist)

Audio May 18, 2009

Air Inuit flight to Nunavik

On today’s show we find out what it means to be a member of the RUIS – the Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé – the system by which Quebec is divided into health care zones operated by the province’s four major medical schools.

We talk to Jim Gates (Head of the McGill Health Network Office) who spends his time working the tricky logistics of providing health care in the far north. We also talk to Dr. Barbara Young, an internal medicine specialist who spends a good deal of her working week in Nunavik. She tells us about her medical practice, her research, and the “planes, trains and automobiles” style commute she undergoes to get to work.

Our guest interviews follow the World News In Three Medical Minutes – a regular feature on Health Matters where we summarize the cutting edge medical stories making headlines around the world.

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