October 2015

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    19th Annual FMRW Resident Retreat

    The annual Family Medicine Residents of Western (FMRW) Resident Retreat is a great opportunity for residents to learn about the business side of family medicine and find out about job opportunities available upon graduation. It is also a fun weekend that encourages networking and socializing with fellow colleagues. Registration is now open and spots are filling fast. Avoid disappointment and REGISTER TODAY...

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    One of the worst kept secrets in healthcare today was the report of the Expert Advisory Committee on Strengthening Primary Health Care in Ontario, also known as the Price Report. The report has now been released and confirmed what many people suspected. There is no doubt that change is coming to primary care delivery in Ontario.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    It’s that time of year again! The faculty adviser plays an extremely important role in the resident’s personal and professional development. Please take the time to read over the Faculty Advisor meeting tips.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    As we enter into the 38th year of our Graduate Program we welcome three new faculty members and celebrate two recent graduates.

  • decorative imageInaugural Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series a resounding success
    The Department of Family Medicine celebrated Dr. Ian McWhinney – the founding father of family medicine in Canada – with the inaugural lecture series in September. Dr. Michael Kidd, President of WONCA, delivered an inspirational and thought provoking lecture and Dr. Stephen Wetmore announced the naming of the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Hall.

  • decorative imageApplications to Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)
    Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC), led by the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine's Dr. Moira Stewart, is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 training year.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine Research Incubator: Hockey FIT
    Hockey FIT aims to motivate sports fans to get into shape and live healthier lifestyles. Join Dr. Petrella and his team on October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1120, Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, for the next Family Medicine Research Incubator to hear more about this exciting new project.

  • decorative imageCSFM Chili Lunch Fundraiser for the United Way
    Come to the 2nd floor of the WCPHFM on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for a heartwarming bowl of chili with your donation of $5 to the United Way.

  • decorative imageSouth West Health Ethics Network General Meeting
    Join the South West Health Ethics Network (SWHEN) for their General Meeting: Ethical Issues in Violence Prevention on November 16, 2015 at 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, Room 1150.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Christina Cookson
    "What I didn't realize initially going into the program was how much I would grow as a person and as a family doctor..." Dr. Christina Cookson, second year MClSc student, shares her experience in our graduate studies program.

  • decorative imageOctober 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.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Grand Rounds: Poverty and its Effects on Health will be presented by Dr. Blair Pierce and the London Poverty Network on November 4, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Family Medicine Forum (FMF) will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 11-14, 2015, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our September newsletter
    Dr. Eric Wong Appointed Director, Certification and Examinations, Academic Family Medicine by the CFPC... PGY3 program in office based procedures...