May 2016 Newsletter

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    Resident Project Day

    Family Medicine residents will present their projects and commend their achievements at Resident Project Day on June 8, 2016. Join us at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine (1465 Richmond Street) for a day of oral presentations and research posters, as we celebrate the success of our resident projects and bring our distributed teaching sites together. We will be live tweeting throughout the event. Participate in the discussion using the hashtag #FMRPD16. Register today.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    It has been nearly one full year since a governance review was completed for the Department of Family Medicine by Deloitte. For some time now, we have had a small Governance Committee examining the final report and deciding how best to bring the recommendations into our Department. Ultimately, the Department of Family Medicine will need to develop a strategic plan to cover the next five-year period...

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    Congratulations on a great CaRMS 2nd iteration match. We filled our remaining positions with many of our top ranked candidates... There are some exciting new changes coming to the Academic Credit Reporting System (ACRS). In July, 2016, the ACRS will be moved into myFM. The academic credits will now be mapped to the Competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for our program.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    For Dr. Kristin McCulloch, pursuing a family medicine residency in the Chatham-Kent rural regional program brought her back to her community, and offered an opportunity to gain exposure to a wide variety of medicine and a broad scope of practice.

  • decorative imageDr. Stewart Harris receives Order of Canada
    Dr. Stewart Harris received his Order of Canada insignia at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The Governor General bestowed the honour on two Companions, four Officers and 42 Members. The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

  • decorative imageImportant Message re: Voting - Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document
    New information is available regarding the vote for the Conditions of Appointment for Physicians and Clinical Faculty.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements: Edmund V. Cowdry Award Winner
    Congratulations to The Patient-Centred Innovations for Persons with Multimorbidity (PACE in MM) trainee Kathryn Nicholson, who was the recent recipient of the 2016 Edmund V. Cowdry Award for the best scientific presentation by a Master's, PhD or post-doctoral trainee from the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

  • decorative imageInvited Plenary Presentation
    Judith Belle Brown, PhD, was one of two guest speakers invited to the plenary presentation at The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2016), Montreal, Quebec on April 18. Her presentation titled “Striving for Work-Life Balance: Perils and Pearls” was part of the major plenary session on “The Conflict Within Self, Practice and Society; Balancing Self and Professional Responsibilities”.

  • decorative imageCSFM Announces New Adjunct Faculty
    The Center for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) is thrilled to announce two new research focused adjunct faculty members to our department, Jennifer Rayner, PhD, and Dr. Archna Gupta-Narula.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day - June 1, 2016
    Abstract Submission is now closed. We received 50 oral and poster presentations that reflect the diversity and breadth of primary health care. These presentations, along with a keynote on the Patients First proposal, a distinguished lecture of integration in primary health care, and the numerous workshops, will make for an informative and productive day. There is still time to register for this exciting research event.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Pauline Boeckxstaens
    Dr. Pauline Boeckxstaens, from Ghent, Belgium, joins the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine as a post-doctoral fellow on the PACE team. “I am happy to focus on research for this time, but my love is with family practice. I want to do research to better the care I provide. If there is going to be anything I miss from home, it will be my patients.”

  • decorative imageMay 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
    Mark your calendars for Resident Project Day on June 8, 2016 and the Family Medicine Graduation Reception on June 17, 2016.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our April newsletter
    Chair's Message, Congratulations to the Awards of Excellence recipients, Department Spotlight: Sheila Porter, RN.