• 1969 BSc University of Waterloo
• 1970 BEd University of Toronto
• 1977 MD McMaster University
• 1979 CCFP McMaster (GP Anesthesia)
• 1992 FCFP
Dr. Humphries joined the Department of Family Medicine in January, 1998, after 20 years of practicing and teaching Family Medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he was the founding director of McMaster’s Family Medicine North Residency Program and Chair of the Northwestern Ontario Medical Program.
While his clinical interests have been Comprehensive Family Medicine, GP Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Palliative Care, Dr. Humphries' academic and research activity is focused on education of residents and medical students and the design and administration of training programs with a strong focus upon Competency Based Medical Education and Assessment. He is very active in national, provincial and university committees and boards, particularly those related to primary care and the provision of health human resources to under-serviced areas.
1998 to 2008 & 2012- 2014
Director, Postgraduate Education, Department of Family Medicine
2010-2012: President, Alberta College of Family Physicians
Development, application and dissemination of CBAS, the Competency Based Achievement System.
Clinical Home and Hospice Palliative Care focused practice.
Multiple postgraduate, undergraduate and “Lifelong Learning” teaching.
Rural medical education administration.