September 26, 2019 By exploring issues of access and availability for rural patients, Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher is hoping to inspire rural-based health research. As the Site Director for the Petrolia Medical Clinic, he sees an under-serviced patient population, one that faces distinct socio-economic concerns and limited access to health care resources.
July 10, 2019 Dr. George Kim has been re-appointed as Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.
May 31, 2019 Curiosity led Dr. Donald Eby, and his emergency room colleagues at Grey Bruce Health Services, to ask questions about the disparity between their clinical practice and recommended guidelines for serial laboratory testing to investigate patients with chest pain.
March 29, 2019 Bluewater Health will soon host a medical resident for a year-long specialization in emergency medicine, the first residency program in the Sarnia hospital’s ongoing collaboration with Schulich Medicine, Western University.
March 25, 2019 Discovery Week is an integral, compulsory one-week placement at the end of first year for all undergraduate medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. More than 3,000 medical students have participated in Discovery Week since 1998. Community physicians are critical to the success of Discovery Week and the educational journey of medical students. Join more than 300 faculty members across Southwestern Ontario and participate in Discovery Week.
February 06, 2019
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is seeking applications for 1 position of Regional Academic Director - Schulich Medicine Distributed Education - Oxford Academy. The appointment will be effective April 1, 2019.
February 01, 2019 Thirty-two years ago, Dr. Rochelle Dworkin arrived in Hanover with plans to do a six-month locum. Although now retired, her passion for medical education and rural medicine continues.
November 15, 2018 Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member Dr. Rochelle Dworkin, named one of the Regional Family Physicians of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
October 29, 2018 “I think it is extremely important to expose youth in the community to the many career opportunities that exist in health care,” said Dylan Russelo, Medicine Class of 2020. “Not only the pathway to a career as a physician, but also to the many diverse allied health fields that some students may never know existed."
September 05, 2018 We are pleased to launch the new "Guide for Working with Indigenous Students," developed through the collaborative efforts of Western's Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives (IDI) in Applied Indigenous Scholarship.
August 01, 2018 In July, we launched Discovery Healthcare, a one-week medical science summer camp for high school students throughout Southwestern Ontario (Chatham, Leamington, Sarnia, Wingham). This camp was designed to mentor and inspire interest in pursuing a career in medicine and the healthcare field.
May 30, 2018 One hundred and seventy medical students from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry experienced what rural medicine is like throughout Southwestern Ontario from May 22 - 31, 2018. Akash Verma, a first-year medical student from the Windsor Campus states, “We remember learning about these in class, but it’s just so nice to see them in person – it’s a completely different experience.”
April 09, 2018 The Office of Distributed Education will be at the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada's 26th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland, from April 12-14. If you're attending, drop by and say hello to us at Booth 21.
March 02, 2018 Melissa Cookson, Medicine Class of 2019, is an avid participant in learning experiences offered through the Distributed Education program. "Learning in various regional settings is a unique experience that medical students have to be a part of to understand. Seeing what life is like practicing in a rural community is not only interesting to be a part of, but it can also help in future career decisions, as it has for me," explained Cookson.
December 06, 2017 Congratulations to Dr. George Kim, Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement and 3rd-year medical student, Melissa Cookson, who received an award for their research poster, “Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement with Canadian Medical Schools” at the Family Medicine Forum, November 8 – 11, 2017, in Montréal, Quebec. This was the largest annual conference for family physicians and many of Schulich Medicine’s research and clinical faculty and staff presented posters, workshops or education sessions.
November 03, 2017 Nominations are now open for the 2018 Awards of Excellence! Recognize the exceptional talent and dedication of faculty in the Distributed Education sites at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
October 19, 2017 Five of Schulich’s 1st and 2nd-year medical students, Dylan Russelo, Leah Sinai, John Cameron, Cassie Poole and Kelly MacIsaac, completed the summer elective programs offered through the Office of Distributed Education this past summer. Students in the Discovery Healthcare (formerly MedLINCs) and Indigenous MedLINCs programs engaged in developing programming for summer camps for youth ages 12 through 15, creating outreach programs designed to mentor and inspire youth to consider future careers in healthcare.
October 03, 2017 The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is an exemplary teaching community and a leader in regional medical education, providing top-notch educational experiences for medical students and residents at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Watch their new video.
September 29, 2017 The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is calling for student and resident submissions for the Rural and Remote 2018 competition. Win a trip and registration to the Rural and Remote 2018 medicine course in St. John's, NL from April 12-14, 2018. Deadline for submission is December 31st, 2017.
July 20, 2017 Thoughts of the technology revolution in health care tend to invoke images of robotic surgical tools or complex imaging machines. But Dr. Puneet Seth, a faculty member based in Woodstock, and a team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, are showing that even everyday technologies, such as mobile devices, can have a profound impact on health care.
July 10, 2017 The Office of Distributed Education has moved back on campus at Western University as of the week of June 26, 2017. Please visit us at our new home in the Health Sciences Addition, room HSA125. Our new mailing address is Distributed Education, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario, N6A 5C1. Our emails and phone numbers remain the same at email@example.com, 519-858-5152.
January 16, 2017 Awards of Excellence Nominations - Now Open.
Every year, the Award of Excellence for Faculty in Community/Distributed Sites honours the outstanding contributions of distributed faculty at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of the outstanding talent found here.
November 16, 2016 Dr. George Kim, Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is pleased to welcome Dr. Todd Webster as the newest Regional Academic Director (RAD) supporting Distributed Education in Grey-Bruce.
September 30, 2016 As part of the Distributed Education Strategic Plan implementation, we are pleased to share with you the initial Schulich Medicine Distributed Education Key Performance Indicator Report for April 2106 to June 2016. This report highlights key metrics across Admissions, Undergraduate Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty and Continuing Professional Development as it relates to the delivery of Distributed Education.
September 26, 2016 Dr. Michel Haddad, Dr. Robert Hislop and Dr. Glen Maddison have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and "rich involvement...in delivering quality (patient) care" by the Bluewater Health and the Bluewater Health Foundation.
September 15, 2016 The Ontario Medical Student Weekend (OMSW)is an event organized by medical students for first-year medical students from across the province showcasing a variety of talks, workshops and a Medical Expo career fair. It will be held this year on October 14-15, 2016 at the London Convention Centre and will be hosting around 700 students from across the six Ontario schools.
June 30, 2016 Over the past few months, we have reviewed our Travel and Accommodation Policy and benchmarked it with other programs in Ontario which offer financial support for rural and regional placements for learners. As a result, changes have been implemented for those rotations which meet the eligibility requirements (effective July 1, 2016).
April 12, 2016 As the excitement from 2016 Schulich Medicine Education Conference winds down, and thoughts of 2017 Education Conference start to develop, I want to send a big "thank you" to everyone who was involved.
November 30, 2015 Bringing together faculty from London, Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario for workshops and plenary sessions. This is your opportunity to hear about program updates, ask questions of senior leadership and choose from a variety of CPD workshops to update your teaching and professional skills.
October 28, 2015 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has received full accreditation status for eight years for its UME program. We are proud of the eight-year accreditation status that was earned as a team effort from faculty, staff, residents, health-care partners, graduates and our students through strong leadership and tireless collaboration.
October 23, 2015 We are ready to begin the first chapter of our strategic planning process to refresh the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry strategic plan, now at the mid-point of its 10-year life cycle.
October 23, 2015 Western University researchers have completed the first study demonstrating that medical residents are associated with a reduction in emergency department wait times and patients leaving without being seen in a medium-volume community hospital.
September 08, 2015 For 10 years, Dr. Mark Awuku has been at the heart of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Campus, a passionate and dedicated educator and leader committed to the School and the local community itself.
August 20, 2015 I’m pleased to return to my monthly updates on the work associated with the Distributed Education strategic planning process. I’m looking forward to sharing a detailed report with you in the coming weeks. As we get back into the swing of things, I wanted to introduce Dr. Susan Munro, who is our co-regional academic director for Kent-Lambton.
August 11, 2015 Before 171 first-year medical students take their seats at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry this fall, they will have the chance to learn from health care providers in rural and regional communities across Southwestern Ontario during Community Day.
July 08, 2015 For the past year, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western Libraries have been reviewing the Point of Care options that they support. Point Of Care tools are those reference resources that a physician or other health care professional can utilize immediately at the Point-Of-Care (POC) or the bedside.
July 07, 2015 Two hours northeast of London, the picturesque town of Walkerton, Ontario appears out of a patchwork of rural farming fields and rolling hills. The tranquil Saugeen River snakes its way around the outer edge of heritage buildings, bringing an element of natural charm to the town of roughly 5,000 people.
May 05, 2015 Alumni Hall was awash in splendour on May 15. Bright banners hung from the ceiling. Potted plants lined the stage. And beautiful string music floated out across a sea of proud family and friends, cameras at the ready.