An article in the Globe and Mail by Kelly Evans on February 15, 2015 raised concerns that the Ministry of Health in Ontario was backing away from the Family Health Team model of primary care delivery. One has to be concerned about the message this is delivering to medical students and family medicine residents.
Postgraduate Program Update Congratulations to everyone on a very successful CaRMS match! We are very happy to have filled 70 of our 77 positions. We will be offering interviews for the 2nd iteration on Wednesday, March 18th. There will no doubt be many strong candidates to fill these remaining positions.
Welcome Michele Vanderspank We are thrilled to announce that Michele Vanderspank has accepted our offer to join the Department as the Undergraduate Coordinator for Family Medicine.
Resident Project curriculum transformed The Department of Family Medicine has designed and implemented a transformed resident project curriculum focusing on research and quality improvement (QI). The initial group of residents enrolled in the new curriculum are set to graduate this year.
Family Medicine most common career choice for Schulich Medicine students The 2015 CaRMS match results had a strong local connection with 42 per cent of Schulich Medicine students pursuing their postgraduate medical education at Western University. Family Medicine was the most common career choice for Schulich Medicine students with more than 40 per cent choosing the specialty.
Annual Education Day The Department of Family Medicine invites faculty and staff to our annual Education Day on Friday, March 27, 2015 at The Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine. Registration is now open and available online.
Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine Save the date! Presented by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine, Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine is taking place May 13th, 2015 at Four Points by Sheraton, in London, Ontario.
Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, June 4th, 2015. Abstract submission deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015. Registration is now open.
March 2015 Research and Publications The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.