Who ‘owns’ the responsibility of completing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) during residency? How do we engage in better feedback in clinical settings? This month, residents and faculty members came together to learn and build understanding at a retreat dedicated to competency-based medical education.
Q&A with Dr. Davy Cheng In this month’s Q&A, Dr. Cheng provides an update on key initiatives at the School, faculty and leadership recruitment and a few upcoming projects that will involve Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Construction projects continue as planned Construction plans for the new BioMedical Research Facility and Robarts Research Institute are moving forward. Discussions for renovations in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine seek to maximize space and capitalize on program synergies.
Residents take wellness to heart Drs. Ali Bateman, Ernest Chan and Camilla Stepniak are three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry residents who are developing diverse wellness initiatives for their peers in hopes of reducing burnout and enhancing mental health.
Student leaders take to the airwaves Increasing transparency, enhancing communication and advocating for their fellow students are top priorities for the School’s student leaders. Allison Dilliott, Todd Kaiway, Jessica Garabon and Rishika Geda shared their thoughts on how they will achieve this and more in a recent podcast.
Homecoming 2019 The School celebrated 50 years of Clinical Neurological Sciences and welcomed back hundreds of alumni. For our community, Homecoming is also an opportunity to reflect on current issues facing health care in Canada - this year, topics included burnout in medicine and dentistry, and universal pharmacare.
Celebrating your achievements Congratulations to Ruth Lanius, Terry Peters, Fred Ross, Kara Ruicci and many others on the recognitions and honours you recently received.
Social Accountability Using teddy bears as patients, medical and dental students visit kindergarten classrooms across the city to teach children about health and medicine.
Trainee Profile During her time in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, Nour Kachouh, MPH’19, was challenged to think critically and reflect on her role as a public health professional.
Training surgeons to manage stress, emotions Is there a vaccine for stress when performing surgery? A simulation program developed by Dr. Rob Leeper is helping train general surgical residents to effectively manage high-stress, emotional scenarios.
Distributed Education A study led by Dr. Barry Emara, an Adjunct Professor with the School’s Windsor Campus, supports the efficacy and safety of dropless cataract surgery.
My six-word story PGY6 Psychiatry resident Dr. Sheena Ghodasara shares the words of wisdom she lives by.
CPD Update CPD Update: Faculty Development Mini Fellowships provide grants of up to $5,000 to support professional development opportunities for faculty. Apply by November 12
In the media Media releases in October focused on a research group's quest to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome and a new study from Adrian Owen's lab that helps better understand consciousness.
United Way campaign kicks off There are many ways to get involved and show your support for the United Way. Join the purple wave at the StairClimb, Coffee Day, Beach Volleyball Tournament and other events.
Social Media Resources What hashtags should you use on Twitter? How do you share images and links? The School’s Social Media Style Guide provides easy guidelines and recommendations to help you use social media effectively.
Branded Templates Branded templates are available to help you create professional event and research posters, Power Point presentations and more. Access the templates using your Western username and password.
Events In Canada, one person dies every five minutes from a heart condition, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment. Scientists at Robarts Research Institute are helping change this outcome. Join us on November 12 to shine a light on a critical area of research. RSVP today.