Graduate Program Report

Our congratulations to Drs. Sofian Al-Samak and Isabel Correia who graduated at the October 25, 2017 Western University Convocation celebration.

FMF 2017

A number of interested MClSc prospects stopped by our booth at the Family Medicine Forum (FMF). We also had an opportunity to reconnect with some of our alumni from schools across Canada (Memorial University of Newfoundland, McMaster University, Université de Sherbrooke, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia).

Several of our alumni/current students were presented with awards at the FMF Awards Gala: Dr. Michael Lee-Poy (Family Physician of the Year), Dr. Tanya Thornton (Dr. Mimi Divinsky award for history & narrative in Family Medicine), Dr. James Rourke (Calvin L. Gutkin Family Medicine Ambassador award), Dr. Cassandra Lin (Family Medicine Resident Leadership award).

MClSc alumni/current students were well represented during The Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education (FIRE) day on Wednesday, November 8: Drs. Tom Freeman, Steve Wetmore, Eric Wong (Distinguished Paper Presentation: The Normative Definition of Comprehensive Practice Across Three Generations of Alumni of One Family Practice Program), Drs. Sudha Koppula and Cheri Bethune (Tools for Teachers: The fundamental teaching activities resource repository), Dr. Cheri Bethune (Foundations of Assessment in Residency Training), Dr. Sudha Koppula (Family Medicine Residents’ Perceptions and Experiences in Teaching), Dr. Sudha Koppula (Lifelong Learning in Health Professions: Meta-analysis among the education and career continuum), Dr. Shirley Schipper (An Online Tool for Programmatic Assessment in Competency-Based Education: Presenting eCBAS), Dr. Jamie Wickett (Tales From the Program Director’s Office: The learner in difficult), Dr. Jamie Wickett (Program Evaluation of a Simulation-Based Obstetrical Skills Workshop for Family Medicine Residents), Drs. Amanda Pendergast, Sudha Koppula, Lisa Graves (Maternity and Newborn Enhanced Clinical Session: Important decisions and skills in intrapartum care), Dr. Joshua Shadd (Medical Assistance in Dying: Concern and optimism from palliative care physicians), Dr. David Snadden (Engaging Family Practice Physicians in System Change: Partnering with a health authority and communities), Dr. David Snadden (Recruitment and Retention in Rural Practice in the Context of Generational Change), Drs. Britta Laslo, Tom Freeman (Transition to Residency:  A first year family medicine resident prospective), Dr. James Rourke (Training Doctors for Rural Generalist Practice: Memorials Pipelines to Pathways Approach), Dr. James Rourke (Memorial University’s Integrated Pathways to Rural Family Practice).

Dr. John Campbell is scheduled to defend his thesis titled “The Impact of an EMR on the Management of Adult Patients with Type Two Diabetes by Family Physicians in Rural Newfoundland” on Tuesday, December 5.  Join us in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, Room 1120, for his public lecture at 1:00 p.m.