The Department of Family Medicine welcomed residents and their guests to the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine on Friday, June 17, for a reception in honour of residents graduating between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.
Chair's Message This month the Department of Family Medicine celebrated another graduation of a cohort of new family physicians... We know from our own data that approximately 70 per cent of graduates say they will practice comprehensive family medicine... The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) refers to comprehensive care in the context of the Patient’s Medical Home as a complex basket of medical services that is provided by the Team...
Postgraduate Program Report The academic credit reporting system has migrated into the myFM system...As part of the on-going implementation of the Triple C competency-based curriculum, the In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs) have been modified to reflect the program competencies and entrustable professional activities.
Graduate Program Report Our Graduate Program Convocation took place on June 16, 2016. We were honoured to have Dr. Garth Kidd hood Dr. Annabeth Loveys, our 100th graduate of the MClSc Program. We are happy to announce that we will have three MClSc students and one PhD student joining the program this fall.
Community News Dr. Samantha Chittick, PGY1 Rural Hanover Program, will be taking an eight-month unpaid educational leave of absence to complete two months of course work and in-person training (>450 hours) through the University of Minnesota (UMN) in tropical medicine, refugee health, and travel medicine, and six months of tropical medicine humanitarian work in Niger.
Family Medicine Administrative staff update The Department would like to formally welcome Kelsey Klages into the role of Postgraduate Manager... We are pleased to announce that Adrienne Wakabayashi joined the department as the new Postgraduate Academic Program Coordinator... We are saddened to report that Charlie Mehagan has accepted a new position back home in Thunder Bay and will be leaving the department on June 23, 2016.
MyFM update On June 1 MyFM underwent a major release update. The primary update introduced academic credit logging into MyFM, decommissioning the current Academic Program Credit Reporting System. PGY1 residents transitioning into PGY2 who have logged credits in the old system will have the required credits adjusted accordingly.
Recognizing our achievements: Magda Catani The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Ms. Magda Catani, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, on celebrating 25 years of service to Western University... Ms. Catani began working at Western in 1989. She joined Family Medicine in 1991, and has remained with the department for 25 years.
Dr. Ryan Renn receives Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award The Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award was presented to Dr. Ryan Renn at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry convocation held at Western University on Friday, May 13. Dr. Renn is from the town of Caledonia and the neighbouring Six Nations of the Grand River, located in Oshweken.
Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day was held June 1st in Toronto. The event was a success with over 100 participants and 51 poster/oral presentations on Primary Health Care Research in Ontario. The distinguished lecture on innovations that integrate PHC with other sectors and the keynote on the Patients First Proposal and its implications for PHC research were well received and thought provoking.
Resident Project Day This year's Resident Project Day was a huge success. The event, which took place on June 8th in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, brought together upwards of 200 people and really showcased the success of our resident projects. A photo gallery of the event is now available on the web page.
See the Line Join Dr. Lisa Fischer, Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, for the morning Continuing Medical Education (CME) at See the Line on August 10 at 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Dental Science Building, Rm. 1002, Western University. Dr. Fischer has helped to develop a post-concussive rehabilitation protocol at Fowler Kennedy for those athletes with prolonged symptoms.
Reunion Weekend Join us for Reunion Weekend, Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2 as we unlock the past and focus on passion, purpose, professionalism and potential — key attributes that have driven our alumni to success in varying ways. A variety of events and activities will be taking place all weekend long offering something for everyone.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Annabeth Loveys Dr. Annabeth Loveys attended Western's June Convocation as the 100th graduate of the MClSc program. "I am proud to have [had] Dr. Kidd at the ceremony to hood me. He is an inspiration for lifelong learning while maintaining a balanced life with varied interests. He was my Chemistry professor in my first year at Western and sang with me at Metropolitan United Church during the four years of my undergraduate degree."
June 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.
Events Mark your calendars for Resident Orientation on July 6, 2016 and See the Line on August 10, 2016. Save the date for the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 21, 2016.