December 2017 Newsletter

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    From all of us to all of you

    The Department of Family Medicine would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. Our office will close for the holidays on Friday, December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 2.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    This is our last newsletter for 2017. At this time I would like to offer my personal thank you to the faculty and staff of our Department for your dedication and hard work throughout the year, and your commitment to excellent clinical care, outstanding education, and groundbreaking research... 2018 will mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of our academic Department of Family Medicine...

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    MyFM underwent a major update on December 8. Field notes will soon be mapped to competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for our program...The PG committee is currently reviewing the Faculty Advisor Form, completed as part of our Faculty Advisor Program and will be implementing changes for July 1, 2018.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    Congratulations to Dr. John Campbell on his successful thesis defence on Tuesday, December 5... We wish to remind faculty that our Graduate Program applications will open January 1, 2018... Our sincere Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    In the third instalment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we get a behind the scenes look at the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) with faculty member Dr. Firas Al-Dhaher and second-year Family Medicine resident Dr. Cody Jackson. Via R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our Achievements: Drs. Bailey, Cargill, McKay, and Schmidt Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2017 Award recipients
    Congratulations Drs. Bailey, Cargill, McKay, and Schmidt, faculty recognized by the OCFP as 2017 Awards recipients. Dr. Bailey received the Region 2 Family Physician of the Year Award recognizing her exemplary care to her patients ... Drs. Cargill, McKay, and Schmidt each received an Ontario College of Family Physicians 2017 Award of Excellence.

  • decorative imageDr. Susan McNair receives the Chief's Recognition Award for 2017
    Congratulations Dr. Susan McNair on receiving the Chief's Recognition Award for 2017. This award recognizes the professional efforts that have made a significant impact on our community. Dr. McNair does exemplary work as the Director of the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

  • decorative imageTeam of researchers receive Award of Excellence in Research
    Family Medicine researchers, Drs. Tom Freeman, Stephen Wetmore and Eric Wong, and Ms. Leslie Boisvert, received an Award of Excellence in Research for their paper, "The Normative Definition of Comprehensive Practice Across Three Generations of Alumni of One Family Practice Program," from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Section of Researchers.

  • decorative imageTUTOR-PHC applications closed
    The TUTOR-PHC recruitment campaign has closed. TUTOR-PHC received 50 applications from interested candidates at 24 different universities or health care organizations looking to join the 2018 cohort. We received four application packages from Western University. The applications will be reviewed and the 12 trainees will be selected in January 2018.

  • decorative imageOntario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) features Moira Stewart
    Moira Stewart PhD, was recently interviewed and featured in the latest issue of the OSSU newsletter.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Cody Jackson
    Dr. Cody Jackson is a second-year Family Medicine resident. His rural placement was with the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) in Petrolia. "‘Cradle to grave’ is often an expression used to describe the role of a family physician, but there is no doctor that better exemplifies this expression than rural family physicians..." Via R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives.

  • decorative imageDecember 2017 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 CaRMS CMG interview weekend on January 20 and 21, 2018. Join us for our Faculty Development session Resident Assessment and Field Note Review on Wednesday, January 10.

  • decorative imageTop stories from our November newsletter
    R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Family Medicine Professional Profile, CSFM and Department of Family Medicine Present at NAPCRG 2017.