December 21, 2016 Family Medicine resident, Dr. Jane Thornton, has been selected as a participant for the 2017 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC). The GGCLC brings together future national Canadian leaders from across the spectrum while in their late 20s and 30s.
December 15, 2016 In this final installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we get an insider’s view of the Hanover Medical Clinic and Hanover & District Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Rochelle Dworkin and residents Drs. Alethea Anderson and Andy Walus. View the Photo Essay.
December 14, 2016 Nicholas Pimlott, MD CCFP FCFP, Scientific Editor, published an editorial in Canadian Family Physician looking at how the McWhinney lectures provide Canadian family medicine with an ongoing conversation with Dr. McWhinney and his ideas...
December 02, 2016 Ontario, and Canada as a whole, faced a shortage of family physicians and other specialists in the early 1990s that had measurable negative impacts on population health...Developing a national health human resource strategy is needed to avoid the physician shortages of the past and must include understanding the factors that influence physician migration...
November 25, 2016 Dr. Aric Sudicky, a family medicine resident in our Regional Program at Southwest Middlesex Health Centre, Mount Brydges, has designed a unique prescription form to make it easy for his colleagues to prescribe not medication, but exercise and nutrition... Via London Free Press.
November 24, 2016 Family medicine faculty members, Drs. Saadia Hameed and Tania Rubaiyya, will lead a new London clinic that will deliver early screening and care for people showing the first signs of dementia... Via London Free Press.
November 17, 2016 It was a full house for our third annual Obstetrical Skills Day. First year family medicine residents attended the half-day workshop at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. The workshop involved low and high fidelity simulation models to teach residents the basics in providing intra-partum care to low risk patients.
November 07, 2016 Family Doctor Week in Canada (FDW) is recognized from November 7–12, 2016. This celebratory week provides governments, health care organizations, colleagues and the public an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients.
November 03, 2016 Three grade nine students visited the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine on November 2nd as part of the annual Take Our Kids to Work program, and took part in a healthy living and physical activity demonstration by Ashleigh De Cruz, a member of Dr. Rob Petrella's team.
October 31, 2016 The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is holding their annual Mix & Mingle event November 22, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. First and second year medical students are able to speak with and learn from family physicians passionate about their discipline in a “speed dating” format.
October 21, 2016 The undergraduate program is excited to announce changes to the Family Medicine Clerskship rotation. New this year, students will have the opportunity to attend two academic half-days during their six-week rotation, made up of topics from the Shared Canadian Curriculum in Family Medicine (SHARC-FM) program as well as key learning objectives in addictions and palliative care.
October 13, 2016 Dr. Samuel Appavoo and his Goderich colleagues published their paper, 'Community emergency department utilization following a natural disaster (the Goderich Tornado)' in Rural and Remote Health journal. The article examines the utilization of an Emergency Department during the subacute period following a natural disaster...
October 07, 2016 Alumnus and family physician, Dr. Helena Hamdan is using the lessons she learned from some of Schulich Medicine’s outstanding faculty as she recruits, teaches and mentors learners. By Jennifer Parraga
October 04, 2016 Dr. Henry Chapeskie published his paper, "Evaluation of the safety of epinephrine in digital nerve blockade - Retrospective case series analysis of 1334 toe surgeries" in Canadian Family Physician. The study demonstrates the safety of adjuvant vasopressor use in digital nerve blockade of the toes within a large, diverse population.
September 29, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.
September 22, 2016 The department celebrated Dr. Ian McWhinney, the founding father of family medicine in Canada, with the second annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 21, 2016. Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu delivered the keynote presentation, "The Perils and Promise of Proximity."
August 19, 2016 Dr. Judith Belle Brown will receive the 2016 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award, and has been invited to make a special presentation during Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, held in conjunction with Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2016 in Vancouver, on November 9, 2016. The award will be presented at the Section of Researchers’ Annual Dinner on November 9, 2016.
August 05, 2016 Department of Family Medicine faculty member, Dr. Catherine Yanchula, and a team of co-authors, worked on a committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to publish new guidelines. After a long 16-18 months, the Transitions of Care Recommendations document was approved and published in the International Journal of Stroke on July 21, 2016.
August 04, 2016 Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been extended as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
July 11, 2016 Petrolia's Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher is being honoured by the Ontario College of Family Physicians with its award of excellence. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in a specific area of family medicine, including patient care, community service, hospital or health-care institutions, college activities, training and research.
July 07, 2016 As part of the on-going implementation of the Triple C competency-based curriculum, we have modified the In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs) to reflect our program competencies and entrustable professional activities. The new ITERs have been implemented, and will roll out first to our core Family Medicine sites before moving on to the different rotations such as palliative care, and sports medicine, and the Family Medicine rural sites.
July 06, 2016 The department of family medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Jo-Anne Hammond, Victoria Family Medical Centre, on being named the OCFP Regional Family Physician of the Year for Region 2. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the member physician, who provides exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.
June 28, 2016 "I am proud to have [had] Dr. Kidd at the ceremony to hood me. He is an inspiration for lifelong learning while maintaining a balanced life with varied interests. He was my Chemistry professor in my first year at Western and sang with me at Metropolitan United Church during the four years of my undergraduate degree."
June 21, 2016 The Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award was presented to Dr. Ryan Renn at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry convocation held at Western University on Friday, May 13. Dr. Renn is from the town of Caledonia and the neighbouring Six Nations of the Grand River, located in Oshweken.
June 08, 2016 Learn the latest in sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment. See the Line returns for a fourth year with a full day CME inclusive of the afternoon Community Symposium that will educate you on the latest in concussion research. New this year a focus on Rowan's Law with guest speakers Lisa MacLeod, MPP and Gordon & Kathleen Stringer. Other confirmed speakers include See the Line Honourary Chair Eric Lindros, Dr. Lisa Fischer, Dr. Jason Mihalik, Dr. Douglas Fraser and Dr. David Mulder.
June 02, 2016 Dr. Brenna Velker feels fortunate to be working alongside such incredible physicians who make a difference in their patient’s lives. The second-year family medicine resident aspires to achieve the same level of care to her patients in her future practice...
May 27, 2016 Leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, including Family Medicine's Dr. Scott McKay, traveled to Nanjing, China from April 22-25, to take part in the third annual joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Symposium on medical education. - via Schulich Communications
May 25, 2016 Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of London gave Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher an appreciation for smaller communities and the collaboration they can inspire. - written by George Ardy (Communications)
May 13, 2016 Dr. Stewart Harris received his Order of Canada insignia at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The Governor General bestowed the honour on two Companions, four Officers and 42 Members. The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
May 05, 2016 After more than 15 years of working as a clinical trials coordinator with Dr. Stewart Harris and the diabetes team, Sheila Porter, RN, retired at the end of April. “It’s nice to finish my general nursing career on this high note..."
April 29, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. John Swift. Dr. Swift was a dedicated and passionate family physician. In 1992 he became Chief of palliative care at Parkwood Hospital and was instrumental in establishing a palliative care unit at Victoria Hospital. He worked tirelessly for his palliative care patients and provided a great deal of education in palliative care for family physicians and family medicine residents.
April 13, 2016 A number of Town Hall Meetings have been set up to provide time and opportunity to learn more about the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document. Town Hall Meetings are being held at locations across the city beginning April 13. You can learn more about the Document, and dates and times of the Town Hall Meetings online.
April 11, 2016 We are pleased to announce Dr. Eric Wong as a 2016 Awards of Excellence recipient. Dr. Wong has been recognized with a Schulich Excellence in Education Award for Undergraduate Education, receiving one of two Schulich Educator Awards. It is with great pride that we honour Dr. Wong and all the talented and dedicated 2016 Awards of Excellence award recipients.
April 06, 2016 Dr. Jane Thornton, former Olympian, world rowing champion, and family medicine resident in London, Ontario, spoke with The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on seniors care and physical activity... via DemandaPlan.ca.
March 30, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
March 16, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Franklin John Butson. Dr. Butson was an integral part of the formation of the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, traveling from the medical school to England to interview possible candidates for the Chair of Family Medicine. Dr. Butson was also a mentor to students aspiring to become family physicians...
March 07, 2016 For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine.
February 16, 2016 Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Chair/Chief of Family Medicine, discusses the role of the family physician in providing palliative care and supporting death at home, in today's Letters to the Editor - Via London Free Press.
February 09, 2016 On January 27, 2016, more than 60 health and social service providers (many working in primary care settings) met at the Cross Cultural Learners Centre for an information session about health and health care for the Syrian refugees who have joined the London community. Faculty members, Drs. Bhooma Bhayana and Natalie Lovesey, presented Refugee Health 101.
February 01, 2016 When she’s not busy honing her skills in rural family medicine and musing about the importance of health education to adolescents, first-year resident Dr. Nisha Arora can be found teaching herself how to play musical instruments, visiting museums, and trying out new recipes...
January 15, 2016 Created as a 'study buddy' for family medicine curriculums, the Family Medicine Study Guide is live and available on Apple & Android. The Family Medicine Study Guide was founded by Dr. Daniel Léger, assistant professor of family medicine and academic program director at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.