The CaRMS recruitment days that took place on January 11, 19 and 20 were a huge success. As a Department we interviewed close to 600 candidates in total. The postgraduate team would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the faculty, staff and residents that offered their assistance at these events. We couldn’t do it without you. Match day is February 26, 2019.
Chair's Message 2019 will see the implementation of a new curriculum in undergraduate medical education, and with that there will be tremendous opportunities for family medicine teachers to lead, and get involved, while utilizing their teaching skills. An outline of the new curriculum can be reviewed on the School's web site at: Doctor of Medicine Curriculum Renewal. Like many medical schools the new curriculum will have an increased focus on generalism as a basis for training medical students to be part of a reformed health care system. With this in mind, family medicine will be called upon to provide a longitudinal clinical experience for medical students starting in first year.
Postgraduate Program Report It is time to complete Periodic Review Forms in One45! The purpose of the Faculty Advisor Program is to provide longitudinal mentoring and educational support and guidance for our residents... Residents should contact their Faculty Advisor to arrange to meet three times per year.
Graduate Program Report Students are busy with the second half of their full credit courses and commencing additional new half credit courses. Dr. Caroline Rebicki will be defending her thesis titled "Clinical Inertia in the Management of Hypoglycemia in Primary Care” on Wednesday, February 20, with her public lecture commencing at 12:30 p.m. in WCPHFM. We invite the Family Medicine community to join us in supporting Dr. Rebicki in this milestone.
Celebrating our achievements The Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate this year’s Undergraduate Teaching Awards recipients, Dr. Michael Craig (Full-Time Faculty), Dr. Jeffrey Price (Adjunct Faculty), Dr. Craig Kung (Resident). These awards are given to department members who have been identified by the students as providing excellent mentorship, clinical and/or classroom teaching during the undergraduate years.
Department of Family Medicine takes leadership role in the education of medical students The MD Program at Schulich Medicine is set to implement a new curriculum in September 2019. As part of this initiative, our Department has been asked to provide an early clinical experience for students across the first year of medical school. One of the main drivers of the new Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE) program is to assist in providing early exposure to real world patients in a generalist, primary care setting. As a first step to the planning and implementation of the LCE, we ask you to please let us know if you are willing to participate by filling out a quick survey.
New Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research online training program launched Our team is pleased to announce the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Learning – Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC) program is now online. PORTL-PHC is designed to meet the learning needs of stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, and decision-makers) who are interested in engaging in, or using, patient-oriented primary health care research.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Dema Kadri Meet Dr. Dema Kadri, MD'17, and Windsor Chief Resident. Born and raised in Windsor, she chose to stay in the city and continue her involvement in the community. She is thrilled to be able to continue to train in the community that has given her so much and invested in her learning, and she hopes to one day give back by providing care.
January 2019 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 – Integration of Point of Care Ultrasound in Family Medicine on February 6, 2019, and Family Medicine Faculty Development – Researcher Series – Ethics Submissions: What you need to know to submit your next application held at a new date and time, February 27, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., immediately following the Family Medicine Departmental meeting.
Top stories from our December newsletter Missed the December e-newsletter? Take a moment to read the top stories:Family Medicine celebrates the holidays, In Memoriam: Dr. Joshua Shadd, Are enhanced skills programs undermining family medicine?