107 Schulich Medicine undergraduate students took part in this year’s annual Clinical Skills Day at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. The day was organized by the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) co-chairs Jorge Georgakopoulos, Leah Sinai, and Yashoda Valliere and executive, and was successful in part because of the 12 family physicians who volunteered their time to run hands-on workshops throughout the day.
Chair's Message A key part of the goals outlined in last month's Chair's Message was the development of a Strategic Plan... As a department we have already started to address this at an initial planning session held in October 2016. There were some good ideas and themes that came out of that retreat. However, there is still a debate about whether to totally revamp our Vision and Mission statements or to just review and adjust these for the current environment...
Postgraduate Program Report We are committed to developing future leaders in Family Medicine. As such, we are pleased to be offering the Crucial Conversations course, the first module for leadership training, to our PGY1 and PGY2 residents on Saturday, March 25...We have made some changes to the London Urban program curriculum in order to increase continuity in Family Medicine training. These changes will be rolled out in July 2017.
Graduate Program Report Dr. Judith Belle Brown, chair of graduate programs, is on sabbatical from January - June 2017. Dr. Bridget Ryan will be the acting chair of graduate programs during this time... Planning for a celebration of the Master of Clinical Science program's 40th Anniversary is under way. It will be held September 22 and 23, 2017.
Community News Register today for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference taking place Friday, May 5. Join faculty from London, Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario to discuss and collaborate on taking competency-based medical education (CBME) from theory to practice in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Celebrating our achievements Congratulations to Narlon Boa Sorte Silva on being fast-tracked from the MSc program to the PhD program in Kinesiology at Western University. Silva’s Canadian experience began in 2014 when he was selected as a top-ranked applicant for the Mitacs 12-week Research Internship to study under Dr. Robert Petrella here at Western.
Grand Rounds – Patient-Centred Care for Persons with Multimorbidity Join us on Wednesday, March 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for Family Medicine Grand Rounds in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine Building, Room 1150. Dr. Martin Fortin and Moira Stewart, PhD. will provide a presentation on Patient-Centred Care for Persons with Multimorbidity.
Following Grand Rounds: Greetings to Moira Stewart The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine invites Department of Family Medicine faculty and staff to give greetings to Moira Stewart on the occasion of her retirement following Grand Rounds on March 1. Join us from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Light refreshments will be provided.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Awards of Excellence Every year, the Awards of Excellence honour the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This year all nominations are available online. Forms are now available and can be accessed on the Awards of Excellence web page. Deadline for nominations is March 6, 2017.
2017 Alumni of Distinction Nominations
Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a peer, classmate or colleague. The Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession. Deadline for nomination is March 10, 2017. Nomination forms are available online. The 2017 Awards will be presented at the Dean’s Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Save the Date: Periodic Health Visit Seminar Join us on Wednesday, March 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine for the next seminar on the Periodic Health Visit hosted by the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health. More details to follow soon.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Laura Clademenos Dr. Laura Clademenos knew she would have a strong, comprehensive experience in our Regional Program, and is a current resident at the Mount Brydges site.
"I want to provide highly competent, evidence based care in both the office and emergency department. It's encouraging to encounter staff physicians who are successfully pulling off my dream."
February 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.
Events Mark your calendars for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5. Save the date for Resident Project Day on June 7 and Resident Graduation on June 16. In case you missed it: the Internal Review of our Family Medicine Residency Training Program has been rescheduled for October 4-5.
Top Stories from our January newsletter Chair's Message, Dr. Jane Thornton selected as a participant for the 2017 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference, Department Spotlight: Lauren Siegel - Clinical Faculty Research Coordinator.