The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. The two schools merged in 1997, becoming the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2005 in recognition of a $26 million donation from Seymour Schulich, which supports annual scholarships for medicine, dentistry, and graduate students. In 2008, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus opened, in partnership with the University of Windsor and Windsor-area hospitals.
Our Mission is to provide outstanding education within a reasearch-intensive, distributed learning environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists, health researchers, and other scholars learn to be socially resposnbile leaders in the advancement of human health locally, regionally, and globally.
Our Vision is to be a global leader in optimizing life-long health through innovations in research, education, and active engagement with our communities.
Postgraduate training programs range from two to seven years, with the opportunity for fellowships following residency. The usual route of entry for graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical schools and Canadian Citizens & permanent residents who are graduates of non-LCME accredited schools is through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). Postgraduate Medicine will have 187 PGY1 entry positions available for the current year CaRMS Match.
Postgraduate Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers a variety of fellowship opportunities of varying lengths. Fellowships are available to those trainees enrolled in a Royal College specialty or subspecialty program (including programs designated as accreditation without certification) or an accredited program of the CFPC, who are gaining an educational experience beyond certification requirements.
As part of our international outreach, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry also trains internationally sponsored residents and fellows in a variety of our specialty programs.
London, Canada has a deep history of achievements in the life sciences sector. As a cornerstone of London's economy and a key growth sector, the life sciences sector employs more than 21,000 people at its 19 hospitals and research institutes, and is home to Western University, Robarts Research Institute, Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) Centre. Lawson Health Research Institute, the National Research Council of Canada, and the London Regional Cancer Centre. London serves as the regional centre for health care delivery, serving all of Southwestern Ontario and a population of 1.5 million.
The City of London offers a comparatively low cost of living with a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. Excellent parks and bike/running paths allow for London to live up to its 'Forest City' title. Visit www.goodmovelondon.com to explore what our beautiful "Forest City" has to offer.