The Department of Family Medicine would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. Our office will close for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Chair's Message There have now been two reviews of our Department of Family Medicine that have recommended a revised governance structure, improved communication and flow of information, and more engagement of community-based faculty members... I want to give you the key points about the proposal and seek your feedback.
Postgraduate Program Report The CaRMS recruitment weekends are rapidly approaching... The internal review for the 2-year program will take place March 15, 2017. We have started the process of completing the pre-survey questionnaires.
Graduate Program Report As we draw to the end of 2016 we wish to express our sincere gratitude to our Graduate Studies Faculty. We look forward to a busy and productive year in 2017 when we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the MClSc Program.
Community News Dr. Sarah Sikkema is a second-year family medicine resident with plans to practice in a rural-regional setting. She is currently completing a four-week elective in palliative care in Sarnia. View The R.E.A.L. Life Project photo essay.
Celebrating our achievements Congratulations to Kyleigh Schraeder for receiving the Distinguished Trainee Research Award (2nd place) for her paper presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting (NAPCRG), Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 12 - 16, 2016. Kyleigh is Masters student in Psychology under the supervision of Graham Reid, PhD.
Family Medicine Residents of Western 20th Annual Retreat Thank you to those who attended the 20th annual Family Medicine Residents of Western (FMRW) Retreat. The weekend event was a great success, with registrants and their families enjoying the beautiful Oakwood Inn Resort. A gallery of photos from the event are available on the FMRW website.
Obstetrical Skills Day It was a full house for our third annual Obstetrical Skills Day. First year family medicine residents attended the half-day workshop at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. The workshop involved low and high fidelity simulation models to teach residents the basics in providing intra-partum care to low risk patients. Read More and View Photos.
CSFM_Research Committee Thinkubator All faculty and staff are welcome to join the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine Research Incubator on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 1120 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Come and share your clinical, educational and related research ideas with other department members.
Keeping warm all winter long Purchase your one-of-a-kind Schulich Medicine & Dentistry toque and keep warm all winter long. These toques are only $24 and come in two different styles, with a pom-pom and without. Purchase Now.
Department Spotlight: Don Cvetkovic - Systems Coordinator The department is pleased to welcome Don Cvetkovic in the role of Systems Coordinator.
Don graduated from Western University with a degree in Engineering and then went on to study Computer Science at The University of Windsor. Don has worked at TD Canada Trust, IBM, Labatt Breweries and General Motors...
December 2016 Research and Publications The department of family medicine 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.
Events Mark your calendars for the Enhanced Skills Internal Review on February 15, 2017. Save the date for Resident Project Day on June 7, 2017 and Resident Graduation on June 16, 2017.