November 2016 Newsletter

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    This year at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver, the National Chairs of Family Medicine group had a unique opportunity to meet with the Minister of Health for Canada, Dr. Jane Philpott... she used the opportunity to point out two critical health issues for her department: Indigenous Health and opioid abuse.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    We are continuing to roll out our new competency-based In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs) for all rotations...The CaRMS recruitment weekends are rapidly approaching. This is always an exciting time of year where we have the opportunity to show our enthusiasm and demonstrate to applicants why this is a great residency training program.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    The 20th annual Family Medicine Residents of Western (FMRW) Fall Retreat is taking place November 25-27 at the Oakwood Inn Resort. The interactive conference is designed to provide a forum for the exploration of practice opportunities, as well as the presentation of leading-edge information in legal, professional and business issues as they relate to medical practice. It is also a fun weekend that encourages networking and socializing.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Judith Belle Brown on receiving the 2016 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award, Dr. Stewart Harris for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Family Medicine Research Article Award, and Dr. Brenna Velker on receiving the 2016 Murray Stalker Award.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine Forum (FMF)
    The 17th Family Medicine Forum (FMF) took place November 9-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members of the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine participated in the conference with presentations, workshops and posters that showcased their research.

  • decorative imageWorld Diabetes Day
    On November 14 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated World Diabetes Day, uniting with the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. By 2030, one in three Canadians are expected to have diabetes or prediabetes. Dr. Harris wants to help: Watch Now.

  • decorative imageThe R.E.A.L. Life Project
    Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's second installment of The REAL Life Project follows family medicine resident, Dr. Rachel Orchard and Director of Hospitalist Medicine, Dr. Puneet Seth, on their morning rounds at Woodstock Hospital. Our learners and faculty are embedded in communities across southwestern Ontario getting unique experiences in both urban and rural settings.

  • decorative imageSecond Annual United Way Chili Lunch Fund Raiser
    Staff from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine organized the Second Annual United Way Chili Lunch Fundraiser. Volunteers brought in crockpots of homemade chili, homemade desserts, bread, rolls and toppings. There was a fantastic turnout for the lunch with a total of $320 raised for the United Way.

  • decorative imageCentre for Studies in Family Medicine participates in the Take Our Kids to Work program
    Three grade nine students, Claire, Danielle, and Grace, visited the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine on November 2 as part of the annual Take Our Kids to Work program. The students took part in a healthy living and physical activity demonstration by Ashleigh De Cruz, a research assistant on Dr. Rob Petrella’s team.

  • decorative imageTUTOR-PHC Networking Event
    The annual Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Networking event at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting was a great success. 35 TUTOR mentors, trainees, and alumni, as well as trainees affiliated with the CIHR-funded Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) initiative teams attended.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Mix & Mingle event
    The Family Medicine Interest Group is holding their annual Mix & Mingle event November 22, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. First and second year medical students are able to speak with and learn from family physicians passionate about their discipline in a “speed dating” format. Please email the FMIG co-chairs if you can attend.

  • decorative imageTUTOR-PHC is now accepting applications
    Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Alethea Anderson
    When Dr. Alethea Anderson decided to transfer into the rural Hanover program, she was looking for an experience that would mirror the future practice she had planned for herself in Parry Sound. "The experience here has far exceeded my expectations and the faculty, staff, and my fellow residents are incredible people professionally and personally. It's a small group and so you really get to know each other - feels like home. I love that feeling."

  • decorative imageNovember 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 Ontario College of Family Physicians 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly on November 24-26, 2016. Save the date for Grand Rounds: Tuberculosis: Not a disease of the past - TB in Canada and Middlesex London on December 7, 2016.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our October newsletter
    Meet the Chiefs, Chair's Message – Bill 41 Legislation, October 2016 Research and Publications.