March 2016 Newsletter

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    Mini LEAP

    Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) is an educational program designed to update your ability to care for people with advanced illness and high symptom burden. Join us for one of two workshops, April 27 or May 18, 2016, at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. This is a notable opportunity for local family physicians.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    I am not a big fan of Facebook, but I really do like Twitter, and I recommend it to you as another way to keep up with what is happening in healthcare currently. A case in point is a recent article highlighted in Twitter and published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine about the Association between in hospital supportive visits by primary care physicians and patient outcomes...

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    The first iteration CaRMS match took place on March 2, 2016. The overall match was quite successful and we are pleased with the results. Second iteration results will be available on April 12, 2016... There has been great progress in working towards migrating the academic credit reporting system into MyFM. The anticipated implementation date is July 1, 2016.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    "I have a bit more to offer than I had anticipated. I have enjoyed the contact with the young people, and am impressed with all the knowledge and enthusiasm I usually see..." After almost 32 years of practice, Dr. Donna Watterud enjoys being able to share her love of what she does. “I love it when I can convince a learner that Family Medicine is where it's at...

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students in 2016 CaRMS match
    For the third year in a row, Family Medicine is the top residency choice for Schulich Medicine students. The 2016 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered to students on March 2, and more than 40 per cent of the Class of 2016 chose Family Medicine.

  • decorative imagePutting patients in the spotlight
    “I think that often times in medicine the patient can be forgotten,” says Judith Brown, PhD. This opinion drives the chair of the Department of Family Medicine's Master of Clinical Science and PhD programs to concentrate her research on the patient-centred clinical method... via Jesica Hurst.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements: Dr. Jana Malhotra successfully defends MClSc thesis
    Congratulations to Dr. Jana Malhotra who successfully defended her MClSc thesis titled "An Evaluation of the Determinants of Job Satisfaction in Canadian Family Physicians" on February 19th...

  • decorative imageClinical Skills Day
    On Saturday, February 20th, the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine was filled with over 90 medical students, residents, and staff for the Family Medicine Interest Group's (FMIG's) Clinical Skills Day. First and second year students gained an appreciation for the breadth of family medicine by participating in a variety of clinical workshops...

  • decorative imageThe 61st Annual Tachyardia - April 8 & 9
    The medical students of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are proud to present the 61st annual Tachyardia. A fantastic medical musical comedy guaranteed to get your heart racing. Three shows will take place: April 8th at 7:00 p.m., April 9th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Over the past five years, Tachycardia has raised over $110 000 for Regional HIV/AIDS and other local charitable causes. This year we aim to continue this tradition.

  • decorative imageCentre for Studies in Family Medicine Research Incubator
    All faculty and staff are welcome to join the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine for April's Research Incubator featuring Professor Kate Hunt, Associate Director MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Professor of Gender and Health at Glasgow University, as she discusses perspectives from Football Fans in Training and other case studies.

  • decorative imageSouthWestern Academic Health Network (SWAHN) Symposium
    Join the SWAHN for their 2nd Research and Innovation Symposium - Evaluation, Resilience, and Sustainability in Family Mental Health & Addiction Peer Support on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Windsor, Ontario.

  • decorative imageAnnual Clinical Day in Family Medicine
    The 25th Anniversary Edition of Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Four Points by Sheraton. Dr. Peter Lin, Director of Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre, will present the keynote: Who Killed Mr. Smith? (An Exploration of Everyday Health Threats to Our Patients.)

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    Please join us for the Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day on 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 imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Kyle Carter
    Dr. Kyle Carter completed all of his medical training at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Now, as faculty, he looks to continue to foster the support he received as a learner with his residents and students in the Family Medicine training program.

  • decorative imageMarch 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 second annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 21, 2016. Mark your calendars for Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, and Resident Project Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our February newsletter
    Schulich Medicine Education Conference for Faculty, Chair's Message, Victoria Family Medical Centre gets new director.