Each fall the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, will host the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture in memory of the founding Chair of the Department and one of the leading thinkers in the discipline of Family Medicine. The inaugural lecture will take place on September 23, 2015.
Chair's Message Welcome back from your summer break. I am pleased to bring you a high-level description of the recommendations arising from the Deloitte commissioned Governance and Financial review of the Department of Family Medicine.
Postgraduate Program Report The new academic year is off to a great start and our PG program has some exciting new innovations that have been implemented.
Graduate Program Report This September marks the 38th year of the MClSc Graduate Program. Our MClSc/Phd students from across the globe will join us on-site from September 14 - 25, 2015. This year we have four MClSc students joining the program and two PhD students.
Join us for a special guest presentation by Dr. Ryuki Kassai Dr. Ryuki Kassai was establishing a teaching clinic in Fukushima, Japan, when the Tsunami struck. Join him as he presents,"Family Medicine in Japan: A Journey with Dr. Ian McWhinney” at 11:00 a.m. on September 23 in Room 1120 in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.
Centre for Studies in Family Medicine's Research Day As part of the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series you are invited to join the CSFM in celebrating our department's research initiatives and sharing ideas concerning future activities and collaborations on September 24 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.
Dr. George Kim set to receive 2015 Alumni of Distinction award The Schulich community will toast Dr. George Kim and fellow recipients of the Alumni of Distinction Awards, who have all made a tremendous impact on the lives of people in Canada and around the world, at the annual Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Homecoming Dean's Gala on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Meet the new Family Medicine Interest Group executive The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is excited for the beginning of another academic year and the opportunity to organize various events to foster exposure to family medicine in the undergraduate medical experience.
Family Medicine Research Incubator Hockey Fit aims to motivate sports fans to get into shape and live healthier lifestyles. Join Dr. Petrella and his team at the next Family Medicine Research Incubator on October 21 at 9:30 a.m. to hear more about this exciting new project.
PGY3 program in office based procedures The Department is looking to develop a new office-based procedural medicine PGY3 program in Family Medicine-Enhanced Skills. We are looking for preceptors who are engaged and willing to take on residents. The program will target family physicians who wish to increase their proficiency in office based procedures.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Carmen Nadal Dr. Carmen Nadal recently completed the Department of Family Medicine’s Master of Clinical Science program and graduated from Western at the Spring Convocation on June 11, 2015. While in London to celebrate her achievement, she sat down with us to talk about her experience in the program.
Events Registration for the Illuminating Collaborative Care conference is now open. The 43rd NAPCRG Annual Meeting is taking place October 24-28, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.
September 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.