June 2018 Newsletter

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    Resident Graduation

    Our 2018 resident graduation reception was held on Friday, June 15 at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. We welcomed nearly 200 guests, including residents, faculty members, staff, family and friends, and enjoyed a relaxed evening of mingling and commemoration. As a department we celebrated residents graduating between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018, and recognized those residents and faculty members receiving awards.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    During this past year the new Conditions of Appointment document for clinical faculty members was approved by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University. The document was entirely reviewed and revised from the last version which was over 10 years old. If you have an appointment with Western University and you are a clinical faculty member this document outlines your relationship with the University.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    There are some exciting new changes coming July 1 to the Faculty Advisor Form, now named the Periodic Review Form. The Periodic Review Form will soon be mapped to the Competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for our program... In preparation for the start of the new academic year, please take a moment to review the program policies... As learners, there are many resources available to you for support and counselling...

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    Congratulations to the Dr. J. F. Sangster Graduate Studies Family Medicine Award (2018-19) award winners Drs. Reema Ray and Anne Robinson... We are preparing to welcome our new cohort and returning MClSc and PhD students as we launch the 2018-19 year with the on-site sessions from September 17 - 26, 2018, at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

  • decorative imageAlumni Profile
    "Our patients are the focus of our care and hence it is highly appropriate that they should be at the centre of education in health care. While family medicine is the leader of this approach and family physicians are specialists in patient-centred care, we need to ensure that we continue to seek input on, reflect and improve upon this approach within our own discipline whilst simultaneously working on its adoption by all involved in health care and health care education..."

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    The Diabetes Research Team was awarded the Dean’s Award of Excellence for Team Innovation for their Indigenous Quality Improvement Program, which is an accumulation of over a decade of work with Indigenous communities. Their collaborative effort shows significant potential for further adaptability and sustainability throughout First Nations communities across the country.

  • decorative imageAward: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis recognized nationally for impact on road safety in Canada
    Congratulations Dr. Evelyn Vingilis, psychologist and Director of the Population and Community Health Unit, and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    Congratulations to Dr. Saadia Hameed for winning the Patients’ Choice Poster Award for the poster presentation “Family Physicians and the mental health needs of emerging adults”. Dr. Hammeed was the presenter in collaboration with Javeed Sukhera, MD, HBSc, DABPN; and Kristina Miller PhD(c).

  • decorative imageTUTOR-PHC paper published in CFP Hypothesis
    TUTOR-PHC or Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research–Primary Health Care is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. And what better way to celebrate than to publish a paper that details what the program is, what its successes are, and how it has evolved over the last 15 years.

  • decorative imageResident Project Day
    On June 13 the Department of Family Medicine hosted Resident Project Day. With 19 oral and 27 poster presentations, the scholarly activities that the PGY2/PGY3 residents completed over the course of their programs were showcased to more than 175 attendees. The day allowed for knowledge sharing, networking, and discussion about current topics in family medicine and primary care. Photos from the event are now available.

  • decorative imageICYMI: A history of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine Presented by Moira Stewart on May 9
    Dr. Moira Stewart, former Director of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) from 1997 to 2012, gave a fascinating presentation May 9 on the history of the Centre. As one of the original founding faculty members of CSFM, she has a unique perspective on its rich history and accomplishments. ICYMI: a video of the presentation is now available to view.

  • decorative imageSee the Line Returns for Two Days in August
    Hear the latest in concussion news and research through presentations, workshops, panel discussions and more with three events being presented August 15 and 16.

  • decorative image2018 Homecoming Weekend
    Celebrate the mark you’ve made on Schulich Medicine & Dentistry by coming back to campus for the 2018 Homecoming Weekend. Festivities include a community lecture, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Paul Polak MD’58, DSc’08, lunch with the Dean, the Golden Alumni reception, Schulich Dentistry Cocktail Party and the Dean’s Gala.

  • decorative imageResident Spotlight: Dr. Shawn Segeren
    My experience in the Chatham-Kent Rural Program has been incredible. From day-one of residency, I felt welcomed into the community by both patients and providers. One of my favorite aspects of the program is the fact that nearly all block-based rotations in first-year can be completed in Chatham. Because of this, I was able to work one-on-one with consultants. This allowed me to perform numerous procedures, engage in unique patient encounters, as well as develop strong, professional relationships...

  • decorative imageJune 2018 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
    Join us for Resident Orientation on July 4. RSVP today for See the Line August 15 and 16. Save the date for the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lectures Series on September 26.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our May newsletter
    Celebrating our achievements, A history of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine Presented by Moira Stewart on May 9, A phenomenal feeling.