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May, 2015

Messages from Dr. Tithecott: Meds 2017 and 2018

Friday, May 29, 2015

Welcome back to the first cohort of Meds 2018 who are presenting their Discovery Week experiences today. Today also marks the final day of classes for Meds 2017. Best of luck in your assessments next week. … (Read More)

Final Call for Submissions: Becoming a Doctor Essay Contest

Thursday, May 28, 2015

This is the final call for the Becoming a Doctor Essay Contest. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1. The selected winner of this creative writing contest will receive up to $1,000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2015 AAP Annual Meeting. … (Read More)

Award Opportunity: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Applications for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students are due Friday, May 29. Find out more about this $21,000 opportunity. … (Read More)

Award Opportunity: 2015 David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Second Annual David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion recognizes the inspiring essays of student doctors who, like Dr. Cox, have most identified with and understood a rare or neglected patient community they have become close to. … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Town Hall on May 27

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I will have an open Town Hall in Windsor on May 27 for Meds 2017 to listen to your suggestions on improving our learning experience. I will also visit Windsor Regional Hospital to meet with members of Meds 2016. … (Read More)

Opportunity: UME Summer Studentships

Monday, May 25, 2015

The UME summer studentship applications are now available. The deadline to apply is June 1. … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Discovery Week

Monday, May 25, 2015

Discovery Week starts today with students from our Meds 2018 class dispersed among many of our Distributed Medical Education communities. Thank you to our community partners and faculty throughout our network. … (Read More)

Weekend Reading: Lenses of Chronic Disease in Film

Friday, May 15, 2015

Check out this blog post from Kyle Canton, Medicine Class of 2018, about the importance of sharing stories of chronic disease through film. He argues medical students should take a break from studying and head to the movie theatre. … (Read More)

Convocation Day: Congratulations to the Medicine Class of 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Congratulations to each graduating member of the Medicine Class of 2015. It has been such a pleasure sharing in your growth as a class and as physicians. Best wishes in your careers and enjoy your residency programs. … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Best of luck to Meds 2018

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Next week is Assessment Week for Meds 2018. Best of luck to each of you. … (Read More)

Convocation Day: Livestream and ceremony information

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The 2015 Schulich Medicine Convocation Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. A livestream of the ceremony will be available for those who cannot attend in person. Please bookmark www.livestream.com/westernu and join us on May 15 to celebrate the graduating Class of 2015. … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Town Hall for Meds 2017

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I will be hosting a Town Hall on Wednesday, May 20. This will be an open session to come and share your suggestions for improving Year 1 and Year 2 of the UME curriculum. Please take time to come out and share. Stay tuned for time and location details. … (Read More)

Award Opportunity: Dr. Greta Toni Swart Essay Award in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This annual essay award will be available to an undergraduate medical student or postgraduate medical resident at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The essay should describe an experience managing a patient at any stage in the lifespan with a developmental disability. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Western Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Interest Group is proud to present its third annual Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium in August. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 6 and the event is expected to reach capacity quickly. … (Read More)

Attention Meds: Opportunity to study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Gary Segal Family Global Opportunities Award for Medical Electives in Ethiopia has been established with a value of $2,000. This award is available for one student in Fall 2015. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Leah Mawhinney as soon as possible. … (Read More)