April 05, 2021 As COVID-19 variants fuel transmission in the region, and with further restrictions expected in Ontario, Western University is moving the majority of in-person classes and final exams online, effective April 5.
March 30, 2021 Working with partners and communities with lived experience, medical students Claire Dong, Dilini Kekulawala and Brintha Sivajohan founded The BIPOC Women’s Health Network, a national, student-led organization focused on improving health care experiences and reducing disparities for BIPOC women.
March 26, 2021 A new program is providing safe transportation home for resident doctors who are experiencing fatigue after long or difficult shifts. The Safe Ride Home Program is free and available 24/7 for residents.
March 18, 2021 Inspired by Dr. May Cohen’s induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Dr. Barbara Lent co-directed "The Gender Lady", a film about the trailblazing physician’s life, career and contributions to women’s health, being screened online Sunday, March 21, by Jewish London to mark Women's History Month.
March 17, 2021 Welcome CaRMS applicants to the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. We look forward to virtually meeting you during one of our CMG interview days in March. Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via the Zoom platform this year. Before your scheduled interview, it is important to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for the technical part of the interview. Be sure to review the guide we have prepared for candidates to our program.
March 16, 2021 Schulich Medicine students can now pursue professional and graduate training while completing their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. They will be able to explore space medicine, non-medical interests, public health or law, get hands-on research-intensive experience in the basic sciences, pursue work in Africa, or dig into the history of medicine to understand its impact on care today.
March 11, 2021 In 1875, Dr. Jennie Trout became the first woman in Canada to be licensed to practice medicine. 146 years later, we are celebrating the first-ever Canadian Women Physicians Day (March 11). Five physician leaders share their inspirations, personal experiences and hopes for the future of the profession.
March 09, 2021 Join Diane Yeo and the Department of Family Medicine for two wellness evenings in March and learn how mindfulness can help you to calm your mind and body and improve your overall well-being. Learn effective tools you can use from morning to night to let go of stress, be more present, handle the pressures of your day and be more engaged in your life. Feel empowered as you take charge of your mind and your life.
February 26, 2021 As Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Learner Experience, Dr. Michelle Marlborough supports the psychological and physical wellbeing of residents and fellows at the School. In the role, she hopes to address some of the larger systemic issues that keep learners and physicians unwell.
February 10, 2021 In their quest to develop a bank of vaccines that could be at the ready for the next pandemic, Western University researchers are hunting for coronaviruses that have the potential for animal-to-human transmission. To do so, they’ve teamed up with bat biologists at the Royal Ontario Museum, which holds thousands of frozen bat tissue samples from around the world.
February 04, 2021 Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Educator of the Year award for the development of the FamPOCUS curriculum. The course introduces Family Medicine residents to POCUS and its applications within an ambulatory setting.
January 29, 2021 As the pandemic wears on, resilience is slowly being chipped away and peer support systems are needed now more than ever. A unique program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry that is focused on peer-to-peer support, emphasizes the wellbeing of clinical faculty.
January 21, 2021 Are kids in schools driving community transmission of COVID-19, or is it the other way around? This uncertainty could be clarified by conducting cluster randomized trials when students return to class, according to a new publication from an international team of experts co-led by Dr. Charles Weijer.
January 18, 2021 New research shows that providing primary care physicians with incentives to see patients after hours may result in fewer visits to the emergency department for non-urgent issues, potentially helping to reducing emergency department overcrowding and lowering health care costs.
January 15, 2021 Shawn Li and his colleagues at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the University of Toronto, have developed a simple test – faster and more accurate than any approved thus far in Canada – to determine who has developed COVID-19 antibodies.
January 12, 2021 The Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking applications for the Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and practice as a family physician. Candidates must also hold certification or be eligible for certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. The Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine was established to honour Dr. McWhinney who was the first Professor of Family Medicine in Canada and the first Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. The Chair has a term of five years, renewable once.