• Honour: Bridget Ryan named AMS Fellow in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

    December 20, 2021
    Bridget Ryan, PhD, was named a 2021 Research Fellow in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence by AMS Healthcare.

  • Celebrating Your Achievements

    December 01, 2021
    Congratulations Laura Lyons on being named Regional Family Physician of the Year, Bridget Ryan on being named a 2021 Research Fellow in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence, and Kevin Pottie on being named Family Medicine Researcher of the Year.

  • Award: Dr. Laura Lyons Receives Region 2 Family Physician of the Year Award

    November 17, 2021
    The Regional Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes seven physicians – one from each region of the province – who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.

  • Announcement: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Launch a New Five-Year Strategic Plan

    October 14, 2021
    Schulich Medicine & Dentistry embraces the future with a bold, new five-year Strategic Plan. The Plan brims equally with optimism and goals focused on five priority directions.

  • Feature: Channeling the power of communication

    October 12, 2021
    From narrative medicine to vaccine education on social media, Dr. Magbule Doko, MD’11, finds ways to forge connections with students, colleagues, and patients alike.

  • Announcement: Alumnus Dr. Kevin Pottie returns to Western as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies

    September 17, 2021
    Dr. Kevin Pottie has been appointed as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 7, 2021 to September 6, 2026.

  • News: Western to require proof of vaccination for campus community

    August 11, 2021
    Western University is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students, staff and faculty, as part of a new policy to further protect the campus community. Those without proof of vaccination must be tested twice a week in order to be on campus.

  • Announcement: Maggie Mac Neil Wins Gold at the Tokyo Olympics

    August 05, 2021
    Congratulations Maggie Mac Neil, daughter of Dr. Susan McNair, on winning Canada's first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics for the 100-meter butterfly! Dr. Susan McNair remembers Maggie's first swimming lesson at a local pool in London, Ontario. “She was completely and utterly smitten with water.” On Sunday July 25, 2020, we saw this local World Champion become Olympic Champion in an exciting race capped by the best winning reaction. Later in the week, Maggie went on to win a Silver Medal in the Women's 4x100 freestyle relay and a Bronze Medal in the Women's 4x100 medley relay. Congratulations Maggie and Dr. Susan McNair! The Family Medicine team could not be more excited for you!

  • Research News: New study explores resident perspectives on the pandemic

    August 03, 2021
    New research explores how resident physicians perceived moral distress as it relates to the care of structurally stigmatized patients during the pandemic.

  • Commentary: How the COVID-19 delay of the Tokyo Olympics helped some athletes break records

    July 26, 2021
    "After an unprecedented delay due to a once-in-a-century global health crisis, the Tokyo Games are finally ready to begin. Yet the athletes, like the Games themselves, have changed," writes Dr. Jane Thornton, Assistant Professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health.

  • Commentary: The Tokyo Olympics will be the Games of all mothers

    July 20, 2021
    The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games highlighted barriers faced by mothers and mothers-to-be as they vie for coveted spots on the Olympic roster. “It is critical sport policies evolve to support the health and well-being of all athletes,” writes Dr. Jane Thornton.

  • Announcement: 2021 Awards of Excellence – Windsor Campus recipients

    May 10, 2021
    The Awards of Excellence – Windsor Campus celebrate the commitment and dedication of faculty, residents, staff and students. As mentors and role models, the recipients are distinguished by their leadership skills and embodiment of the School’s values. Congratulations to the 2021 recipients.

  • Announcement: Celebrating the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients

    April 30, 2021
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the School. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements.

  • Announcement: 2021 CaRMS Match Results

    April 27, 2021
    On April 20, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results, as the first iteration of the 2021 Canadian Resident Matching Service process became available.

  • Announcement: Dr. Davy Cheng to be first-ever Dean of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen

    April 16, 2021
    Dr. Davy Cheng, former Acting Dean, has accepted a position as Dean of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he will lead the establishment of the medical school and teaching medical centre.

  • Important COVID-19 Update: Changes to classes, exams, residences

    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.

  • Feature: Creating culturally safe, accessible health care

    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.

  • News: Safe Ride Home Program for residents

    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.

  • In the media: Longtime London doctor co-directed film on Ontario medical 'trailblazer'

    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.

  • Welcome CaRMS Applicants

    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.

  • Announcement: MD+ to offer graduate training opportunities for MD students

    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.

  • Celebrating Canadian Women Physicians Day

    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.

  • Event: Mindfulness for Your Life

    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.

  • Feature: Supporting wellness in meaningful ways

    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.

  • Feature: Bats may hold the key to vaccines for future pandemics

    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.

  • Award: Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter named Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Educator of the Year Award recipients

    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.

  • Feature: Rebuilding resiliency - Peers-for-Peers program offers support for physicians

    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.

  • Research News: More evidence needed to inform policy around sending kids back to class

    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.

  • Research News: Incentive payments to physicians may reduce non-urgent ED visits

    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.

  • Feature: Rapid COVID-19 antibody test can check immune response

    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.

  • Announcement: The Department of Family Medicine seeks applications for the Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine

    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.