Announcement: Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. This appointment extension was approved by the Hospital Boards the University Provost.
Dr. Wetmore completed both his BSc, and Msc, in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, respectively. He completed his MD, from the University of Toronto in 1975 and has also completed his Master’s in Clinical Science (FM), at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 1999. Dr. Wetmore joined Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 1993, after 17 years of practise in rural Ontario
Dr. Wetmore’s research speciality is in primary and patient centred care, and procedure skills in family medicine. His research has been funded by CIHR, the Department of Family Medicine Research Trust Fund and the Lawson Health Research Institute and he has published many journal articles and book chapters. He has been teaching and modelling comprehensive family medicine to medical students and family medicine residents in London for 18 years. He serves on a number of department, hospital, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and professional committees and was the President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians from 2008-2009.
Dr. Wetmore has received a number of teaching awards and was the recipient of the Dr. Ian McWhinney Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 1994, 1998 and 2003. He received the Canadian Association of Medical Educators Award of merit in 2004 and was named to the University Student Council Honour Role at Western University in 2003 and received the 2005 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Graduate/Postgraduate Award of Excellence in Education in 2005.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wetmore on his extension.
Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dr. Robin Walker
Integrated Vice President Medical Affairs