January 2017 Newsletter

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    CaRMS Interviews

    The Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University welcomes over 600 CaRMS applicants to our Family Medicine Residency Information Sessions on January 21 and 22, at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Match day is March 1, 2017 and the CaRMS 2nd iteration interview day is tentatively scheduled for March 16, 2017. Visit our recruitment site for the full schedule of events.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    Happy new year to all. The new year is a great time to reflect on the hopes and challenges for the year(s) ahead... I am preparing to accept the offer of a second five-year term as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. I very much appreciate the confidence of the selection committee and the Dean in my ability to lead the Department over the next five years.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    The internal review for the two-year program will now be taking place in the Fall of 2017. We have started the process of completing the pre-survey questionnaires... We have implemented the new competency-based In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs) for all rotations. These new ITERs have been tailored to reflect the unique competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) associated with each rotation...

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    MClSc student Dr. Katherine Stringer will be defending her thesis entitled "Patient-centered Primary Care of Adults with Severe or Profound Developmental Disabilities: The Patient–physician Relationship" on February 28, 2017. You are invited to join us for her public lecture in the Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine at 1:00 p.m.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    In this final installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Series, we get an insider’s view of the Hanover Medical Clinic and Hanover & District Hospital. Follow faculty member Dr. Rochelle Dworkin and residents Drs. Alethea Anderson and Andy Walus as they complete patient visits, and discover how the School's learners are trained to manage a broad spectrum of patient care.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Family Medicine resident, Dr. Jane Thornton, has been selected as a participant for the 2017 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC). The GGCLC brings together future national Canadian leaders from across the spectrum while in their late 20s and 30s.

  • decorative imageShannon Sibbald receives scholarship from The Case Centre
    Shannon Sibbald, PhD was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from The Case Centre to write a case for the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health. The case is titled: The Ontario Health Promoting Hospital Network: Failure to launch, or planting the seeds for change? Current winners can be found on The Case Centre website.

  • decorative imageIn the News: Pilot project recently launched at Windsor family practice
    Drs. Nick Paquette and Aaron Sacheli are piloting the Windsor Primary Care Medical Legal Program, a project that enlists lawyers to help solve patient's problems... Via Windsor Star.

  • decorative imageLocal family physician creates charitable educational app to enhance the way learners are taught about family medicine
    Dr. Daniel Leger, assistant professor of Family Medicine, developed the app for family medicine residents, medical students, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals to learn about family medicine topics in a portable, rapid, and user friendly platform.

  • decorative imageWhy CBME
    Drs. Kristin Chow and Chris Watling discuss the importance of Competency Based Medical Education and the impact of Triple C, and answer the question, "Why CBME?"

  • decorative imageConversation with Ian McWhinney
    Nicholas Pimlott, MD CCFP FCFP, Scientific Editor, published an editorial in Canadian Family Physician looking at how the McWhinney lectures provide Canadian family medicine with an ongoing conversation with Dr. McWhinney and his ideas...

  • decorative imageSave the Date: Schulich Medicine Education Conference
    Join us for the Schulich Medicine Education Conference, a unique professional development opportunity for all faculty from London, Windsor and Southwestern Ontario on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton in London, ON.

  • decorative imageCall for abstracts
    Join hundreds of health research trainees from across the region. Submit your abstract for London Health Research Day 2017. Deadline is January 30, 2017.

  • decorative imageNominations 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. Only online nominations will be accepted.

  • decorative imageCall for Nominations: Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence
    Recognizing excellence, that's what the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence program is all about. Nominations are now open.

  • decorative image2017 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.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Lauren Siegel - Clinical Faculty Research Coordinator
    The department is pleased to welcome Lauren Siegel in the role of Clinical Faculty Research Coordinator. Lauren graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology and Linguistics, then completed a Master's of Rehabilitation Science at Western University...

  • decorative imageJanuary 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 Enhanced Skills Internal Review on February 15, 2017. Save the date for Resident Project Day on June 7, 2017 and Resident Graduation on June 16, 2017. In case you missed it: the Internal Review of our Family Medicine Residency Training Program has been rescheduled for October 4-5, 2017.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our December newsletter
    Chair's Message, In the News: Good health: A London area doctor creates a prescription form not for medication but for exercise and nutrition, Community News: Sarnia Palliative Care.