December 2016 Newsletter

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    From all of us to all of you

    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.

  • decorative imageChair'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.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate 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.

  • decorative imageGraduate 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.

  • decorative imageCommunity 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.

  • decorative imageCelebrating 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.

  • decorative imageJudith Belle Brown PhD - 2016 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year
    2016 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year, Judith Belle Brown, PhD, Chair of the Masters of Clinical Science and PhD Programs in Family Medicine, discusses family medicine research with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Watch Now.

  • decorative imageIn the News: Good health: A London area doctor creates a prescription form not for medication but for exercise and nutrition
    Dr. Aric Sudicky, a family medicine resident in our Regional Program at Southwest Middlesex Health Centre, Mount Brydges, has designed a unique prescription form to make it easy for his colleagues to prescribe not medication, but exercise and nutrition... Via London Free Press.

  • decorative imageIn the News: Dementia care: Aging population prompts new London medical centre to focus on dementia
    Family medicine faculty members, Drs. Saadia Hameed and Tania Rubaiyya, will lead a new London clinic that will deliver early screening and care for people showing the first signs of dementia... Via London Free Press.

  • decorative imageDr. Tom Freeman publishes study on the emigration patterns of Canadian physicians to the United States
    Ontario, and Canada as a whole, faced a shortage of family physicians and other specialists in the early 1990s that had measurable negative impacts on population health...Developing a national health human resource strategy is needed to avoid the physician shortages of the past...

  • decorative imageSix questions with Dr. Aaron Sacheli + bonus rapid round
    We recently caught up with this busy Windsor program chief resident and asked him to tell us about himself and what drives his passion. Via Schulich Communications.

  • decorative imageResident Research Career Development (RRCD) application deadline - December 12
    RRCD is intended to foster the development of promising young residents and/or fellows into successful clinician-scientists. This program will facilitate the identification, development and recruitment of these individuals... For more information visit the RRCD webpage.

  • decorative imageFamily 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.

  • decorative imageObstetrical 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.

  • decorative imageCSFM_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.

  • decorative imageCall for Nominations: Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence
    Recognizing excellence, that's what the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence program is all about. Nominations are now open.

  • decorative imageDr. Paul Thagard named London Health Research Day 2017 Keynote Speaker
    Renowned Canadian philosopher, cognitive scientist and author Dr. Paul Thagard, PhD, will be giving the lunchtime keynote lecture at LHRD 2017. His talk will focus on “Explaining Mental Illness”.

  • decorative imageKeeping 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.

  • decorative imageDepartment 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...

  • decorative imageDecember 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.

  • decorative imageEvents
    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.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our November newsletter
    Celebrating Family Doctor Week: Helping bring family physicians back into hospital care, Family Medicine Forum, Chair's Message