Let's move what we know forward On Oct. 4, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western Law partnered to present an afternoon education session for students, focused on understanding Indigenous culture, health and law challenges in Canada. Dr. Gary Tithecott, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, reflects on the day's lessons.
Print for health care competition deadline approaching The deadline to apply for Print for Healthcare is fast approaching! Teams will then design, print, and develop a business plan for their device over the course of 3 months. Enter your team by November 1, 2017 by clicking the Entry Form button below.
Dean's Video Newsletter: October 2017 In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong addresses plans across the University and School to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With education and health care as major themes in the report, Dr. Strong explains the important role of medical schools in addressing issues impacting Indigenous health.
Moving Forward: Dr. Gary Tithecott Dr. Gary Tithecott, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, discusses the upcoming Education Day, Tyu ko tak nahte' yu kwa nute' – Let's move what we know forward, and urges the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry community to attend the information session being held by Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba. The session will focus on improving awareness of the trauma incurred by Indigenous peoples throughout Canada's history, and will feature a Q&A. A Blanket Exercise will also be held.
Taking it to the streets A 2017 SWORP research project hit close to home as it endeavored to gain a better understanding of the socioeconomic impact of a regional medical campus in Windsor.
2017 issue of Rapport Magazine now available The 2017 issue of Rapport Magazine is now available to read online. This year's edition features Tehmina Ahmad, MD'17, and Alex Presello, Medicine Class of 2020, Windsor campus. Class of 2020 Schulich Medicine students, Rachelle Beanlands, Lily Robinson and Kyla Vanderzwet are also included.
Submit to the 36th William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada. Preliminary judging will be done by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and final judging will be by Richard M. Berlin, M.D., psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities will review the winning poems and consider them for publication.
Advice for new medical students: #firstdayofmedschool Entering into a new chapter of their lives, many medical students have just completed their first week of medical school. Seasoned medical professionals, senior medical students and residents offer their advice to incoming meds on Twitter through the hashtag #firstdayofmedschool.
Print for health care competition EPICentre has partnered with Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to deliver Print for Health care; a 3D printing competition that requires no prior knowledge of 3D printing, and is open to students as well as the public.
'Care by design' by medical student Adam Beswick Adam Beswick is a medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His interest in healthcare design stems from his recent thesis work completing a Master's in Epidemiology at the University of Guelph.
Ross Memorial Hospital Medical Student Bursary A medical student bursary is provided to qualifying candidates with the hope that the candidate will choose to practice medicine in the City of Kawartha Lakes and apply for active privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital.
A bursary of up to $2,000 per academic year will be provided to each qualifying candidate up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year. Candidates may receive a bursary for a maximum of three academic years.
Medpoint's wine and cheese open house Join Medpoint on June 21 at 5 p.m. for their wine and cheese open house. If you are a medical student or recent graduate you are welcome to attend.
The Young Advocate: Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020 Gunjan Mhapankar has a deep interest in international development projects. Having just completed her first year of the Doctor of Medicine Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Mhapankar is passionate about using her skills to instill positive changes to the mental health system and create positive, long-term outcomes for those affected by mental illness. She is channeling this passion into her Global Minds Summer Institute experience and spending three weeks in Kenya working with a team of students and faculty from Western University and Kenya.
Leading Change: Michelle Quaye, Medicine Class of 2020 Working to innovate new mental health solutions, Michelle Quaye, a member of the Schulich Medicine Class of 2020, aims to use her experience with the Global MINDS Summer Institute in Kenya to inform her future practise as a physician.
As a way of applying her learnings back home in Canada, Quaye hopes to identify if there are any similarities between the Kenyan and Canadian mental health care systems.
Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit 2017 We are delighted to extend to all University of Windsor – Schulich School of Medicine - students & staff the following FREE REGISTRATION CODE to participate in Hacking Health Windsor Detroit III on May 5-7, 2017.
Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps and innovative solutions for patient-centric care. University of Windsor - Schulich School of Medicine students and staff will receive free registration with the code HH3 for this event on May 5 - 7, 2017.
Career Pathways in the Healthcare Industry The University of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences will be hosting an event: “Career Pathways in the Healthcare Industry”, on the afternoon of Thursday, May 11th. The event is designed to provide practical insights into the types of private sector career opportunities that are available to PhD and MD graduates.
Brain Hack Western 2017 Brain Hack Western 2017 brings together researchers and trainees to collaborate on open science projects in neuroimaging and neuroscience for two days. Registration is required.
The Joy of Rheumatology Event First and second year medical students are invited to learn more about Rheumatology and gain perspective on what it encompasses.
Awards of Excellence Deadline: February 10, 2017 The Awards of Excellence - Windsor Campus celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, residents, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients each year are distinguished by their leadership skills and embodiment of the values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
2017 Canadian National Medical Student Research Forum Please save the date for the 2017 Canadian National Medical Student Research Forum held each year in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. This year the symposium will run from June 6th through to June 8th. We have a long list of world renowned keynote speakers.
Narrative Rounds: "Whose narrative, what medicine?" Narrative Rounds is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, Narrative Rounds at Western. Narrative Rounds draws together faculty, students, and community members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to develop narrative-based approaches to culture, health and medicine.
Backpacking with a purpose Travel abroad this summer with Operation Groundswell and working alongside local activists, organizations and communities.
Attention Meds 2019: Eye Foundation of Canada summer scholarship Every summer, the Eye Foundation of Canada awards one or more medical students, who have just completed their second year of medical school, with an $8,000.00 scholarship to spend their summer furthering their education in ophthalmic medicine, surgery and research.
Feature Article: The shoebox - Lana Lee, PhD Since 2008, scores of Schulich Medicine – Windsor Campus students have counted themselves among the lucky ones who have benefited from Lana Lee’s passion for education, pragmatism and thorough approach to teaching.
Submit to the 35th William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 35th annual poetry writing competition during the 2016-2017 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.
Schulich Medicine students host OMSW 2016 Hundreds of Ontario medical students are coming to London this weekend to participate in OMSW 2016. The event was organized by a team of 18 Schulich Medicine students.
Welcoming Rachel Sansone to Learner Equity & Wellness We are pleased to welcome Rachel Sansone to the Learner Equity & Wellness (LEW) team. Rachel will be serving in the role as student counsellor in London for the next few months, supporting medical and dental students at the London campus.
Weekend Reading: The future of personalized medicine Schulich Medicine students Ramona Neferu, Medicine Class of 2018, and Alice Yi, Medicine Class of 2019, interview Dr. Richard Kim, Chair of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, about the future of personalized medicine and his roles as clinician, researcher, administrator and teacher. Read the complete UWOMJ article.
Welcome from the Communications Team Welcome Medicine Class of 2020! Your next four years at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will be busy, but full of excitement and incredible opportunities. The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications Team is here to share your achievements, involvement and big ideas.
Department profile: Office of Distributed Education As part of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program, undergraduate and postgraduate learners are afforded vital opportunities for hands-on learning throughout their medical education. For the Office of Distributed Education, this means that the majority of their work is focused off-campus.
Video: Experience Discovery Week Learn more about Discovery Week, a one-week placement for first-year Schulich Medicine students that takes place in more than 60 rural regional communities across Southwestern Ontario.
A wild road to medicine - North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019 Imagine yourself and a group of high school students are dropped off in the Arctic wilderness with only canoes and camping gear. Your destination is more than 1,300 kilometres away and you’ll be asked to handle all medical emergencies. Are you panicking yet? North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019, would probably be celebrating because it means another summer as a canoe guide is about to begin.
Message from John Gallinger, CEO of CaRMS Thank you for meeting with me last week. The exchange of information and dialogue was invaluable and provided great feedback on what would be helpful for you with respect to data and service offerings.
Save the date for the OMSA Wellness Retreat Medical school is busy and you may put taking care of yourself on the back burner. Take a well-deserved break from your studies at the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) Wellness Retreat in March.
Tackling medical student stress - Dr. Chris Watling In a recent commentary piece, Dr. Chris Watling, associate dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, remarks on the several stressors that medical students encounter throughout their education, and the interventions that have been put in place to help alleviate some of this pressure.
Sign up for the Conversation Café - December 9 Join us for an interactive Conversation Café on December 9 introducing REAL: Research, Education & Active Engagement Leader. Dr. Michael J. Strong and Dr. Margaret Steele will provide remarks, followed by interactive group sessions.
Rapport Magazine: Making Change With a philosophy of life to focus on solutions, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, MD’03, PhD’14, is making change to better the lives of learners, his patients, and people around the world in crisis.
Rapport Magazine: Artistic Expression From day one of their studies, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students are encouraged to pursue extracurricular activities to reinvigorate their minds and spirits. Read about Emma Bluemke, Kelly Bullock, Camilla Stepniak, Grant Vezina and Eliot Winkler.