COVID-19 Information for Residency Programs - Week of June 18

Thank you

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you for the exceptional care you provide to our patients and for your commitment to medicine. Your unwavering hard work and support during this challenging time is exemplary.

To those of you who are completing your training with us at Schulich, congratulations! We wish you all the best as you venture into the next phase of your career.

To all our residents and fellows who will be with us over the next year, we look forward to this chapter together. Please know you have the full support of the Postgraduate Medical Education team and we welcome you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

In July, we will be welcoming our new PGY1 residents for their new chapter in learning and development. We want to remind you that during these unprecedented times, these new residents have been out of the clinical environment for close to four months. This year, what is always a big transition, will be even more scary and exciting.

Virtual Orientation is currently underway for things such as PowerChart and OneChart. A sincere thank you in advance for the help and patience you will be providing to the PGY1s with respect to any gaps in electronic health record training they may experience. In addition, many of our new PGY1s will not have completed their ACLS training or Medical Council of Canada Part I exams. In anticipation, thank you very much for all your extra support for our incoming residents into our Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry team.

There are many opportunities for postgraduate residents to make meaningful contributions to the administration of the postgraduate training programs at Western University. We have a number of internal reviews over the next year which will require resident representation – if you would like to participate please reach out to your PARO representatives. These are extremely interesting projects to be involved in as they allow you the opportunity to examine the functioning of other residency training programs, and to provide input on the education that residents receive.

Stay safe and take care,
Lois Champion and the PGME Team