Education and Capacity Building is a Key Priority at GeriMedRisk

The GeriMedRisk clinical team consists of clinician-educators from McMaster University, University of Toronto, Western University, Bruyère Institute in Ottawa and the University of Waterloo. Together, we have:

  • Trained 101 resident physicians in digital health and interdisciplinary care of older adults with dementia and complex medical and mental health problems;

  • Created the first Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology in Canada at McMaster University;

  • Provided education on safe prescribing through multiple modalities reaching more than 22,000 Ontario clinicians;

  • Developed evidence-based, older person focussed drug information to enable safe prescribing

  • Hosted  online rounds accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada with a goal to promote safe prescribing to clinicians across Ontario for more than three years; and

  • Developed evidence-based drug information on COVID-19 therapies to prevent adverse drug events and harmful drug-drug interactions among older adults. These online materials along with our drug summaries and infographics have been accessed more than 9000 times to date. 

If you are a resident interested in exploring opportunities with GeriMedRisk please email  For those interested in Fellowship opportunities please view the McMaster fellowship page to learn more.  


McMaster Fellowship