About McMaster University

About McMaster University

McMaster University is a broad based research institution, known for its distinct teaching style and strengths across many disciplines. The University works hard to bring teaching innovations and research into the classroom and to encourage students to broaden their education through experiential learning and community involvement.

About the Faculty of Health Sciences

McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences takes a team approach to advancing health through learning and discovery. It is unique in Canada in training physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, midwives and research scientists to work together to provide the finest patient care. The Faculty oversees $133 million in medical research a year, and is ranked second in the country for biomedical and health care research for five years in a row. McMaster is the birthplace of evidence-based medicine in Canada, and is one of only four Canadian universities listed among the top 100 in the world.

About the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre

The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre (MGD NPC) was established in 2010 through a generous gift from Michael G. DeGroote. The centre draws on McMaster’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to identify, collate, review, revise, update and develop clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain. Guidelines will then be disseminated, using best practice techniques of knowledge translation. The mission of the MGD NPC is to improve the management of pain through the dissemination of best practice information.