Spring 2015: Celebrations, Commitment to the Community and change

During the past few months, we have enjoyed a series of celebratory and charitable events.

In early April, we participated in “Tachycardia”. This annual theatrical performance is a Schulich Medicine tradition, and once again all proceeds supported the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. This charitable organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with, or at risk of, HIV/AIDS.

Following that, students organized a week-long series of charitable events as part of the Head for a Cure campaign. Proceeds from the events support the Transition to Betterness organization.

Meanwhile, the local Cardiac Wellness and Pulmonary Rehab Program benefited from our students who participated in the annual “mud covered” Heartbreaker Challenge.

The annual Windsor Program Awards of Excellence Ceremony was held in April. This special event celebrated award-winning faculty, staff and students, distinguished members of the Windsor Program, as well as the incredible accomplishments of the Medicine Class of 2015.

The Medicine Class of 2015 celebrated their convocation on May 15, and will commence their respective postgraduate residency programs on July 1. They will be greatly missed, as they set a strong social and academic presence within our community and classrooms. They have mentored and aided many students throughout the years and we sincerely appreciate all they have done. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.

The Medicine Classes of 2017 and 2018 are about begin their summer vacations. During this time, students will be taking on various tasks locally, nationally or internationally in forms of research, clinical electives or travelling. The Class of 2016 will be commencing the final stretch of their clerkship rotations and getting ready for their electives in the fall.

I’d like to wish everyone safe travels this summer. I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall alongside our incoming Class of 2019.