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  • Summer program for international medical students

    June 26, 2018
    The 2018 International Summer Program is an interactive two-week immersion program that looks at global health from a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional perspective. Students will participate in a range of activities, including lectures focused on global health, team-based learning modules, visits with community organizations and cross-cultural workshops.

  • Announcement: Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti named Geographic Leader for Asia

    June 25, 2018
    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. The role of Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry related to the specific country or region.

  • Examining the challenges and innovation in medical education

    June 22, 2018
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Nanjing Medical University’s valued partnership has offered opportunities for continuing medical education through an annual joint symposium focusing on the challenges and innovation in medical education.

  • Influencing Change on a Global Scale

    March 08, 2018
    Throughout Dr. Saverio Stranges’ education and career, he has had the opportunity to train and work around the world, including Italy, England and various countries in Africa. As professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dr. Stranges has gained diverse experience and insight from living in several places, which has ultimately inspired his passion and commitment to global health and internationalization.

  • Call for Proposals – International Curriculum Fund

    February 06, 2018
    The International Curriculum Fund, administered by Western International, has annual funding of $100,000. Awards of up to $15,000 each will be available annually. The goal of the awards is to promote innovative curriculum initiatives that help support international and intercultural learning opportunities for Western students.

  • Funding International Discovery

    November 09, 2017
    Drs. Lena Palaniyappan and Subrata Chakrabarti are forging new international research collaborations with the West China School of Medicine thanks to the Kilborn Family Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund.

  • Conquering the global burden of mental illness

    October 05, 2017
    Dr. Arlene MacDougall believes that through means of social innovation and transdisciplinary approaches meaningful solutions can be developed to address the rising global burden of mental disorders. Through the Global MINDS Fellowship Program, which she recently launched in June 2017, she is bringing together Western students and faculty to improve the lives of those living with mental illness.

  • Global learners come together for the 2017 International Summer Program

    September 12, 2017
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s 2017 International Summer Program brought together learners from every corner of the globe for two-weeks of collaborative sharing and education. A joint initiative between the Internationalization Office, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Western English Language Centre, the Program exposes the medical and health studies graduate trainees to research projects and learning focused on global health issues. A few students shared their experiences with us. Mahmoud Azzeh, Mary Bamimore, Karima Hazzouti and Zahraa Jamal came to the program with unique academic experiences but shared in the extraordinary learning opportunity to study and learn with international colleagues and leaders at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Schulich Summer Program 2017 - View the Photo Gallery

    July 19, 2017
    View the photo gallery of the Internationalization Office and Epidemiology and Biostatistics' second annual Summer Program hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre.

  • Chinese delegates travel to Western University for Medical Education Symposium

    May 24, 2017
    Arriving from China for the Medical Education Symposium at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University welcomed delegates from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) on May 16, where new collaborative goals for the future and emerging practices in medicine were discussed.

  • Join us for the Fourth Joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Medical Education Symposium

    May 08, 2017
    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be welcoming a delegation from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) on Tuesday, May 16. Join us for presentations that focus on family medicine, clinical skills training and medical education research.

  • Students heading to Kenya with the Global MINDS Summer Institute

    May 02, 2017
    Congratulations to Michelle Quaye and Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020, on being chosen as two of the 10 Western University students taking part in the first ever Global MINDS Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya.

  • Fulfilling a dream

    May 01, 2017
    Acting on a childhood dream, David Cechetto, PhD, is working to secure better health outcomes for Rwandese communities and create a lasting effect on state of health care within the country.

  • Exchanging Knowledge

    April 03, 2017
    At Western for a year, the China Scholarship Council students share their thoughts about research training, Canada and new found love of Tim Hortons.

  • 2017 International Summer Program for Medical & Healthcare Students: an Introduction to Global Health

    March 23, 2017
    A comprehensive summer program experience hosted by Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for international medical and healthcare students with an intent to develop a broader understanding of global health from a multidisciplinary and multi-professional perspective.

  • Applications open for the 2017 Global MINDS@Western Summer Institute

    January 18, 2017
    A unique, international experience for Western students who are looking for an opportunity to work with students and faculty from Kenya and who want to be empowered to use social innovation to develop a solution for a complex global mental health challenge.

  • Filling a need: Observing a gap in specialized care, Dr. Leigh Sowerby is monitoring and training physicians in Otolaryngology in Guyana

    January 16, 2017
    In 2012, Dr. Leigh Sowerby, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, embarked on a medical mission to Guyana to assist with outreach efforts. Since then, Dr. Sowerby has returned to the country multiple times in an effort to expand Otolaryngology care and train more residents in this area through a post-graduate program.

  • Dr. Davy Cheng and Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy named Schulich Geographic Leaders

    November 03, 2016

  • Schulich Medicine students experience health care abroad

    November 01, 2016
    Schulich Medicine students Jessica Bryce, Clayton Law and Matt Greenacre spent this past summer completing clinical placements in health care environments in Rwanda and China.

  • Highlighting our expertise in innovation, technology and health

    September 28, 2016
    Part of the School’s mission is to use internationalization to enhance its reputation and raise its profile nationally and internationally. From October 27 - 28, this work will continue as the School hosts the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Regional Meeting.

  • View the photo gallery of the 2016 International Summer School

    September 12, 2016
    View the photo gallery of the Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education's first annual Summer School — a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre.

  • Introducing a Summer School for international medical students

    July 26, 2016
    This summer, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education will be welcoming 20 international senior medical students to attend the first annual Summer School - a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre.

  • Strengthening collaborative relationships with organizations in Brazil

    June 03, 2016
    On any given day, Dr. Walter Siqueira, DDS, PhD, can be found supervising several trainees, dental students and postdoctoral fellows — not only located in Canada, but also in his home country of Brazil. He has been developing strong collaborative relationships with organizations in Brazil since he started working at the School in 2009.

  • Schulich Geographic Leaders

    June 01, 2016
    Call for Expressions of Interest - The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry seeks to create strategic, robust and multi-faceted partnerships by working with a select number of key countries and regions with priority partner institutions. The School has identified several Countries/Regions of Emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders for Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East.

  • Reflections on recent travels to China

    May 31, 2016
    Internationalization is a word often heard around Western University, and even in the press, but what does it mean for us at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry?

  • Joint effort improves medical education on global scale

    May 05, 2016
    Leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry traveled to Nanjing, China from April 22-25 to take part in the Third Annual Annual Joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Symposium on medical education.

  • MEDICI Centre helps to put Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on the global policy stage

    March 03, 2016
    When Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s MEDICI Centre was first established in 2011, Drs. Davy Cheng and Janet Martin envisioned it becoming a leading centre responsible for answering high priority health care questions on a local, national and international scale. Five years later, this vision has come to fruition.

  • Hungry for Change Gala

    February 11, 2016
    The theme for this year's gala is "Innovations in Health Access". The night will include keynote speakers Dr. Loubani and Dr. MacDougall, delicious food and drinks, a silent auction, and student poster presentations.

  • The international advantage

    January 29, 2016
    Western University's China Scholarship Council agreement gives international students the experience of training on Canadian soil. Five students are currently receiving training in labs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • International interest in infectious diseases

    January 25, 2016
    When Hinissan Pascaline Kohio was just a young girl, she realized how passionate she was about the field of science and discovered her fascination with infectious diseases.

  • International Opportunities for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Students - Information Session

    January 14, 2016
    Are you interested in traveling abroad for the summer or during the academic year? Would you like to explore international opportunities for an academic exchange, research placement or clinical elective? Listen to the recording of the information session held on January 13, 2016.

  • Adventures in Global Health

    January 06, 2016
    Inspiring. Transformative. Exhilarating. These are words that Sam DeKoven, Anine Yu and Jennifer Zhang use to describe their six-week adventure in Tanzania.

  • Eric Arts joins global initiative to accelerate the search for HIV vaccine

    November 25, 2015
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is the only Canadian site involved with the newly established European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) that aims to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine to help protect the millions of people who could be affected by the disease in coming years.

  • Summer learning

    November 17, 2015
    Each summer, Schulich Medicine undergraduate students venture off open to the possibilities electives offer. They return in the fall with greater confidence, increased self-awareness, and a better understanding of their future role as a health care provider

  • Breaking boundaries and building powerful partnerships

    November 03, 2015
    When Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro first traveled to West China Hospital, Sichuan University in 2010, he never imagined the powerful partnership he would come to build with members of its Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation.

  • Western International Week 2015: Nov 16-20

    October 22, 2015
    International Week at Western is held annually in November as a campus-wide celebration of all things international.

  • A legacy of teaching

    October 05, 2015
    For the past 36 years, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has provided Saudi Arabia’s brightest residents and fellows the opportunity to train as one of the School’s own.

  • Making Change

    October 05, 2015
    With a philosophy of life to focus on solutions, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy is making change to better the lives of learners, his patients, and people around the world in crisis.

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry takes part in West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium

    May 04, 2015
    Seven faculty members recently traveled to Chengdu, China to take part in the West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium — a collaborative initiative of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University. The purpose of the Symposium was to enhance research and education related to multiple surgical subspecialties.

  • Second Annual Western University - Nanjing Medical University Research Symposium

    May 01, 2015
    The Second Annual Western University - Nanjing Medical University Research Symposium took place at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Thursday April 23, 2015.

  • Lakshman Gunaratnam nominated for RBC Immigrant Award

    May 01, 2015
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Lakshman Gunaratnam has been named a finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for 2015.

  • Helping victims of violence in Yemen conflict zones

    May 01, 2015
    As a trauma orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy is frequently confronted with high-stake situations. What he isn’t as familiar with, however, is working alone in foreign hospitals on patients who have been shot, stabbed, or attacked with a bomb.

  • Mental Health in Kenya

    December 19, 2014
    Researchers aim to use entrepreneurship in Kenya to make mental health the bottom line.

  • Researchers to refocus public’s attention for World AIDS Day

    November 24, 2014
    More people die from HIV/AIDS in a 48-hour period than have died in the entire Ebola epidemic, so far. With 27 million people infected worldwide, HIV/AIDS continues to be the world’s No. 1 killer.

  • The Department of Family Medicine helps address family doctor shortage in China

    July 07, 2014
    For three months, Western University hosted delegates from the Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China with the aim of helping to solve one of China’s greatest healthcare challenges.

  • Terry Peters, PhD, expands international partnerships in China

    July 06, 2014
    Throughout the past 15 years, Terry Peters’ work has focused on user interfaces, human factors and imaging technology to help guide surgeons. This work has recently expanded, as he is helping Schulich Medicine & Dentistry foster an international relationship with researchers in China.

  • Schulich Dentistry alumnus wins RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award

    June 26, 2014
    Congratulations to Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana, DDS’06, on winning a 2014 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award.

  • Thinking globally: Celebrating Convocation with Phaedra Henley

    June 12, 2014
    Phaedra Henley says that spending time in developing communities has changed the way she sees her own life.