The Department of Family Medicine is celebrating 50 years of excelling in patient-centred care, education and research at Western University. We will celebrate the anniversary throughout 2018 with numerous events and activities, including our cornerstone event, a celebration lecture with Dr. Danielle Martin on Wednesday, May 30 beginning with opening remarks at 1:00 p.m. The lecture will run from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and be followed by a celebratory reception.
Chair's Message It was a pleasure to attend the Windsor Campus Celebration of Excellence dinner on March 19. Congratulations to all the award winners, including family medicine faculty members, Dr. Albert Schumacher, Dr. John Day and Dr. Sherri Bergeron...Training medical students in Windsor is one of the factors which has positively influenced the family medicine training program in Windsor...approximately 75 per cent of the family medicine graduates from the Windsor program have set up practice in Windsor and surrounding area...
Postgraduate Program Report We had a very successful match on March 1. We have 13 unfilled positions that we anticipate filling with high quality candidates in the second iteration of the residency match. The CaRMS second iteration interview day was March 14 and the match day is April 11.
Graduate Program Report We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kamila Premji (PhD student) has been nominated and selected to represent the Department, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Western University at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF). CSHRF is a National Conference being held in Winnipeg from June 12 – 14th. Congratulations Dr. Premji.
Community News Meet Dr. Phil Vandewalle, our community physician representative. With community physicians comprising the largest component of our department, they do a great deal of the teaching of residents and medical students, and play an ever important role offering hands-on clinical experience. As such, we want to hear from you.
Save the Date! 50th Anniversary Celebration Lecture Join us May 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine to celebrate the Department's 50th Anniversary. We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Danielle Martin, alumna, family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto as the keynote speaker for event.
Dr. Daniel Pepe receives OMA Resident Achievement Award and PARO Resident Teaching Award Dr. Daniel Pepe recently received two prestigious resident teaching awards. Dr. Pepe was recognized with the OMA Resident Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training, and the PARO Resident Teaching Award for providing outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior residents and clinical clerks.
Announcement: New INSPIRE-PHC-2 grant The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine is pleased to announce their participation in a newly funded Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health System Research Fund grant. The project, Primary Health Care as the Foundation for Health Systems Performance, Integration and Sustainability: INSPIRE-PHC-2 is a three year funded grant.
Newly enhanced Behavioural Medicine rotation - Windsor Campus Commencing July 2018, Family Medicine at Windsor Campus will be offering a Behavioural Medicine rotation with Dr. Pat Montaleone. This rotation is open to all PGY1s and PGY2s, and the capacity is one Learner per Block. The Mental Health rotation has been redesigned to meet the needs of our residents, and will include some of the following; problem gambling, more ambulatory clinics and rest home visits.
Go behind the scenes with Dr. Lauren Bouillon at Grey Bruce Health Services Family medicine resident Dr. Lauren Bouillon says exposing learners to rural contexts early and often provides them with a better understanding of the realities of practice. Go behind the scenes with her during a neurology rotation at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, in the fourth installment of the R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives.
Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day Save the date. Join us June 6 for Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Abstract submission and registration are now open online. Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day provides an opportunity to share your primary health care relevant research in a welcoming and constructive atmosphere. Dr. Robert Reid will discuss Creating a Research-enabled Learning Health System.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Eric Wong I think we celebrate milestones not only to remind ourselves of who we are and what we do but also to help us figure out where we want to go next. As such, our 50-year anniversary would be a good opportunity for our department to ask how we will influence the future of family medicine.
March 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.
Events Join us for Family Medicine Grand Rounds: New Standards for Postpartum Care on April 4 featuring Drs. Laura Lyons and Brenna Velker. Mark your calendars for Family Medicine Faculty Development: Research Incubator on April 11 with Drs. Saadia Hameed, Daniel Leger and Merrick Zwarenstein. Learn, engage, and support your fellow Family Medicine faculty members at the Annual Clinical Day on May 9. Save the date for Resident Project Day on June 13.