Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture on Wednesday, September 26 at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Ruth Wilson, Professor, Family Medicine, Queen's University, and President of the North American region of WONCA, the world organization of family doctors, as the 2018 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker. Register online by September 21, 2018. Learn More.
Chair's Message – Continuity of Care I hope many of you have been following the consultation process for policies and initiatives at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, (CPSO). The latest policy for consultation is the Continuity of Care policy, which is actually a series of four policies under the Continuity of Care umbrella...Within these policies are key recommendations that will affect the day to day practice of family physicians. Learn More.
Postgraduate Program Report The new academic year is off to a great start. On behalf of the Postgraduate Program, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the incoming PGY1 residents. Please visit our website to take a look at the requirements to complete residency. Learn more about important reminders and dates for the year.
Graduate Program Report The 2018-19 Family Medicine graduate programs academic year will launch with our on-site sessions from September 17 to 26 on the first floor of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine (WCPHFM). This year we welcome two new MClSc students and one PhD student. We look forward to having our new and returning students from across the globe with us. Learn More.
Learner Profile: Dr. Caroline Rebicki Dr. Caroline Rebicki is a current student in the MClSc in Family Medicine program. She is also a teacher at Positivo University Medical School, in Curitiba, Brazil. Dr. Rebicki believes that teaching medicine at the community level will enhance medical students’ ability to see “the big picture” on equity of access to health services, impact of social determinants of health in a community and ultimately improve competence on patient-centered clinical method at the community level. Learn More.
Celebrating our achievements Congratulations to all award recipients. Dr. Susan McNair was honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) with an Award of Excellence for Ontario, Dr. Jane Thornton was named the recipient of the prestigious Murray Stalker Award, and Dr. Henry Becker was named a CFPC Research Award for Family Medicine Residents recipient. Learn More.
Getting Hockey FIT Dr. Rob Petrella has deployed a new system with the goal of getting men excited about being active. Using fan culture around junior hockey to motivate men to exercise and eat healthy, the 12-week pilot program, Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT), led to significant weight loss and improvements in the health of its participants. Learn More.
New Public Health Research Debunks “grey Tsumani” The Canadian Public Health Association issued a media release for the recent article "Beyond the Grey Tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario" in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Learn More.
New Research Funding Congratulations to Graham Reid, PhD, and his team who have been awarded a CIHR Project Grant titled, "Equity in Mental Health Care for Children and Youth." Learn More.
Family Medicine Interest Group kicks off new school year With a new academic year in session, the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) would like to introduce ourselves. Richard and Alex will be working together as the 2018-2019 FMIG Co-Chairs in London. Along with a team of dedicated peers, we will be organizing various events to promote exposure to family medicine in the undergraduate medical experience. Learn More.
2018 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. Learn More.
33rd Annual Therapeutics in Action Conference Save the date for the Annual Therapeutics in Action Conference presented by Pharmacy Services of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London, on Wednesday, October 24 at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre. To register contact Krista Ryan or by phone at 519.685-8500 x. 52037. Learn More.
Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jane Thornton Dr. Jane Thornton is a resident physician, researcher and advocate for physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. She has led a national strategy on physical activity in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and created and curated resources for both patients and physicians on the topic. Learn More.
September 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 the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 26. Save the date for Faculty Development: Teacher Series – Faculty Advising - Our Roles as Coaches and Mentors with Drs. Christina Cookson and Jamie Wickett on October 10.
Top Stories from our June newsletter Missed the June e-newsletter? Take a moment to read the top stories: Resident Graduation, Resident Project Day Photos, and the Chair's Message.