January 2016 Newsletter

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    Family Medicine Residency Information Session

    The department of family medicine is set to welcome about 600 CaRMS applicants over the course of two days, January 23 and 24, 2016. We look forward to hosting the candidates at our Family Medicine Residency Information Session and thank all faculty, residents and staff for your time and commitment to this yearly event.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    According to Dr. Stephen Wetmore, 2016 will prove to be a very interesting year for family physicians. In the January Chair's Message he addresses several issues in Ontario that are likely to impact family practice and the Health Care system during this year.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    Our family medicine postgraduate program is part of the College of Family Physicians of Canada's (CFPC) Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey (FMLS). This survey is one of the methodologies being used to evaluate the effectiveness of the new Triple C Competency Based Curriculum.

  • decorative imageEnhanced Skills Program Report
    The enhanced skills program is pleased to welcome incoming residents into the class of 2016-2017. Congratulations to all the successful residents on matching to our program.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    This month in our community faculty update we sat down with Dr. Catherine Walsh to discuss what it's like to be involved as an adjunct faculty member in the department. Dr. Walsh brings numerous years of practice and a wealth of experience to her teaching.

  • decorative imageIn the news: Researcher turned family doctor happy with her choice
    It’s been a roller-coaster ride for her and her family but Dr. Wendy Kennette says leaving her longtime career as a cancer researcher to train as a family doctor in her hometown has definitely been worth it. Via Windsor Star.

  • decorative image In the news: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care releases proposal on the future of Ontario health care
    Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has released Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario describing the need to improve several aspects of our health-care system. The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) has responded with their December Pulse on Family Medicine.

  • decorative image In the news: Dr. Stephen Wetmore discusses the need for better electronic communication systems for physicians in Canada
    Dr. Stephen Wetmore responds to the recently released report from the Commonwealth Fund survey of primary care physicians in 10 countries asking about their readiness to care for patients with complex health needs via The London Free Press.

  • decorative imageThe Family Medicine Study Guide is LIVE
    Created as a 'study buddy' for family medicine curriculums, the Family Medicine Study Guide is live and available on Apple & Android. The Family Medicine Study Guide was founded by Dr. Daniel Léger, assistant professor of family medicine and academic program director at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

  • decorative imageRegister today - Schulich Medicine Education Conference - April 1
    Register online today for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference. This is an opportunity for faculty in London, Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario to hear about program updates from the School's key educational portfolios, ask questions of senior leadership and choose from a variety of CPD workshops to update teaching and professional skills.

  • decorative imageInaugural Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture published in Canadian Family Physician
    Dr. Michael Kidd's inaugural Dr. Ian McWhinney lecture, "The importance of being different," was published in the December Canadian Family Physician.

  • decorative imageCall for nominations - Awards of Excellence
    Nomination forms are now available for the 2016 Awards of Excellence. Forms can be accessed through the Faculty Awards of Excellence web page and the Staff Awards of Excellence web page. We look forward to honouring our 2016 award recipients at the Celebration of Excellence Dinner. Nomination deadline is March 7, 2016.

  • decorative imageCentre for Studies in Family Medicine Research Incubator
    All faculty and staff are welcome to join the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine Research Incubator hosted by CSFM Director, Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein, and Research Associate, Cathy Thorpe. At these incubators, we share research ideas and how to develop them with department colleagues.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day - June 1, 2016
    Please join us for the Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day June 1, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference is hosted by the INSPIRE-PHC Research Program (Dr. Moira Stewart, lead). Residents, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty are all encouraged to attend.

  • decorative imageCall for Nominations - Awards of Excellence Windsor
    Nomination Deadline: February 12, 2016 Celebrate the strength of our people and recognize the exceptional talent and dedication of the faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Windsor Program. Nomination forms are now available.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Kennette
    Dr. Kennette is ecstatic to train in her hometown where she plans to practice. She believes the Windsor Program offers an excellent one-to-one experience with faculty, a diverse multi-cultural patient population, and a wonderful community...

  • decorative imageJanuary 2016 Research and Publications
    The department of family medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, 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
    Save the date for the upcoming Family Medicine Grand Rounds session on Feb. 3, 2016. Mark your calendars for London Health Research Day 2016 on March 29 and the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on April 1, 2016.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our December newsletter
    Outstanding Family Medicine residents nominated for excellence in teaching award, Department Spotlight: Dr. Kathleen Milne, Chair's Message.