Message from the Chair

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Family Medicine website.  

Based on our solid foundation as the Birthplace of Family Medicine in Canada, we have developed a strong department, committed to excellence in education, administration and research.

I invite you to look through our site, where you will be attracted to discover more about our clinical training and research programs. 

Our researchers contribute significantly to various research programs throughout the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and London hospitals. Our faculty has developed excellence in several areas, including patient-centered care.  

The Patient-Centred Clinical Method, developed in  London, has now been adopted by virtually all medical  schools across Canada. At the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, this is the basis for  the solid clinical experience in family medicine that is  the hallmark of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate  training. This training can now be experienced  throughout  southwestern Ontario, in our many  distributed medical education sites.

Graduates of our two-year residency program in family medicine can be assured of excellent clinical training in generalist family medicine with exposure to primary care research and leadership training. These graduates will be poised to become leaders in family medicine in their home communities.

I invite you to explore our website to fully understand what it means to be part of the department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, the leader of academic family medicine in Canada.
Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Chair/Chief Family Medicine