The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and Department of Family Medicine hosted their annual Clinical Skills Day this Saturday and it was a great success! It was attended by over 100 first and second-year medical students from the London and Windsor campuses.
Students each participated in three workshops where they learned and practiced skills they will use as medical clerks and in their future careers. There were 13 workshops offered, which taught skills such as intubation, IV administration and baby delivery, to name a few.
This year’s keynote address was given by Dr. Dale Ziter, the director of the Windsor Family Medicine Residency Program, and it was very well received. Dr. Ziter spoke about 10 qualities that enable a family physician to serve his or her community in a meaningful way. Over lunch, students also had an opportunity to network with physicians and residents and to learn about the possibility of having a future career in family medicine.
The FMIG co-chairs Karim Manji, Nicole Perrier, Tehmina Ahmad and all the FMIG execs would like to thank the physicians and residents who taught workshops throughout the day and the Department for all the support they provided.