What is Distributed Education

Photograph of Dr. Dworkin and a resident walking down the hall

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s pre-eminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. Throughout its more than 130 year history, the School has educated generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry in Canada and around the world.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers a dynamic and progressive curriculum in diversified environments throughout Southwestern Ontario. This provides students and learners exposure to patients, health systems and health challenges in a collection of regional, rural and urban sites.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is viewed as a leader in DME. The School’s program was officially established in 1997 as the Southwestern Ontario Regional Rural Medicine (SWORRM) Program. Since that time, the program has experienced tremendous growth and expansion.  DME remains a vital enabler of high quality education across the spectrum of programs at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is a key success factor woven through all aspects of our system from admissions through to postgraduate work.