March 2017 Newsletter

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    CaRMS match

    The 2017 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) results were delivered on March 1. With only five unfilled spots, this year's match was the best match in the Department’s history. For the first time we pulled ahead of some of our strong competitors in Ontario. This is an achievement we should all take pride in and celebrate.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    Back in July 2014 my Chair’s Message was about quality improvement in primary care. At that time our residents were starting to focus on quality improvement projects for the academic component of their residency training... Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the agency that is the provincial advisor on the quality of healthcare in Ontario, and has been reporting on the performance of healthcare since 2006.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    We had a very successful match on March 1. We have five unfilled positions and we anticipate filling them with high quality candidates in the second iteration of the residency match.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    Dr. Katherine Stringer successfully defended her thesis on February 28 and will graduate at the Spring Convocation...Planning for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the MClSc continues. Guest speakers for the symposium day have been confirmed and the event is shaping up well.

  • decorative imageCommunity 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.

  • decorative imageDr. Stephen Wetmore re-appointed Chair/Chief, Department of Family Medicine
    Dr. Stephen Wetmore has been re-appointed as Chair/Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and its teaching hospitals effective February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2022.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    The 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients have demonstrated passion, professionalism and excellence in their teaching, support and leadership. Congratulations to our Windsor family medicine faculty and resident recipients.

  • decorative imageDr. Scott McKay receives Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit
    The award recognizes commitment to medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels, taking into account valuable contributions made toward teaching, evaluation, educational leadership and course coordination.

  • decorative imageIn the News: U of C med school beefs up nutrition and lifestyle education
    Dr. Aric Sudicky, a current family medicine resident and former fitness trainer and model, wanted to see more nutrition and exercise education incorporated into the undergrad medical curriculum. Via Calgary Herald.

  • decorative imagePeriodic Health Visit Seminar
    Join us on March 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine for this interactive seminar, facilitated by Cathy Thorpe, with presentations by Mark Speechley, PhD, and Heather Maddocks, PhD. Deadline to register is March 24. RSVP to Maureen Kennedy.

  • decorative imageDr. Katherine Stringer's MClSc thesis defence public lecture
    Dr. Katherine Stringer, Department of Family Medicine, presented her MClSc thesis defence public lecture in London, ON, on February 28, 2017. The presentation was entitled, Patient-centered Primary Care of Adults with Severe or Profound Developmental Disabilities: The Patient–Physician Relationship. Watch now.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight – Dr. Carolyn Adams
    With roots in Windsor stretching back to the early 1900’s, Dr. Adams is looking forward to practicing in her hometown and continuing the family tradition of socially responsible care. Via Schulich Communications.

  • decorative imageDr. Robert Petrella – Real Life Research Team
    Dr. Robert Petrella is pleased to announce the new name of his research team within the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine: Research in Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Chronic Disease, or the shortened version: Real Life Research Team.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    Abstract submission and registration are now open. Join us on Wednesday, May 31 for Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Toronto. Abstract Deadline: May 1. Registration Deadline: May 19.

  • decorative imageRegister today: Resident Project Day
    Family Medicine residents will present their projects and commend their achievements on Wednesday, June 7 at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Join us for a day of oral presentations and research posters. Register today.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Adrienne Wakabayashi
    The department is pleased to introduce Adrienne Wakabayashi in the role of Postgraduate Academic Program Coordinator. Adrienne graduated from Western University with both BMSc (Honors) and MSc degrees in Microbiology and Immunology... Adrienne recently participated in Western's Alternative Spring Break and shares her experience...

  • decorative imageMarch 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 Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5 and Resident Project Day on June 7. Save the date for Resident Graduation on June 16 and the 40th Anniversary of the MClSc Program in Family Medicine on September 22-23.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our February newsletter
    Department Spotlight: Dr. Laura Clademenos, Following Grand Rounds: Greetings to Moira Stewart, Postgraduate Program Report.