Sabbatical Professor

Dr. Eric LaChance<

Eric LaChance, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
University of Sherbrooke

Dates: August 29, 2016 – May 30, 2017

Purpose of Visit

During his nine months at CHES as a sabbatical professor, Dr. LaChance will seek to deepen his expertise in theories and practices regarding the development and assessment of social responsibility amongst physicians and the institutions that train them.


Dr. Eric LaChance completed his medical studies at the Université de Montréal in 1993 and his residency in Family Medicine (1993-1995) at UMF Notre Dame. After three years of immersing himself in clinical rural practice, he joined the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke in 1998 as a Clinical Professor, and became Assistant Professor in 2003. Currently he is the Undergraduate Family Medicine Director and Director of the community-based learning experience for the undergraduate MD program at Université de Sherbrooke.

Pursuing his interests in medical education scholarship and leadership, Dr. LaChance has completed the Canadian Leadership Institute of Medical Education and has obtained his second level certification in the Microprogramme en pédagogie des sciences de la santé at the Université de Sherbrooke.

His recent scholarly interests have focused around learning opportunities in community-based service and Global Health for students and residents, as well as the place of these opportunities for enhancing the mandate of social responsibility in learners.