February 2020 Newsletter

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    FamPOCUS (Family Medicine point of care ultrasound) was offered for the second year as an academic half day to Family Medicine residents on February 19. The event was a huge success, with participants getting hands-on experience with and learning about the different ways they can use POCUS in their future primary care practice. Dr. Kyle Carter and Dr. Daniel Grushka hope to continue to develop and offer this innovative program on an ongoing annual basis to Western Family Medicine residents.

  • decorative imageChair's Message – Convergence Centre
    We will soon see full occupancy of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine (WCPHFM), as the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics moves to occupy the third floor. This move is eagerly anticipated as it brings together the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology with the Interprofessional Program in Public Health in one location. This is a unique opportunity to impact health care in Southwestern Ontario and beyond.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    For residents completing the program in June 2020, keep in mind the requirements for completion of residency. To ensure there are no delays in receiving your family medicine certificate or CPSO license, please keep your academic credits, field notes, and procedures up to date. For residents continuing in the program past June 2020, it is extremely important that trainees follow up regarding any requirements affecting their registration status. Emails will be sent by PGME and Medical Affairs to residents with outstanding requirements and due dates over the next few months. Learn More.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    Interested in further pursuing academia and research in your career? Our MClSc or PhD programs in Family Medicine could be a fit for you. Applications to the Family Medicine Graduate Programs are now being received. We invite you to explore our website and discover how truly flexible our online learning platform is. MClSc applications are due May 1, 2020, and PhD applications are due April 1, 2020.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Leger and the Family Medicine Study Guide which closed out their 2019 year making a $10,000 charitable donation. The app has been approved by the CFPC for 5 CME credits, and is currently being configured to allow users to track their progress and officially receive recognition for CME credits. The hope is to launch this new feature in April 2020.

  • decorative imageAnnouncement: Danielle Alcock, PhD, appointed as Indigenous Leader in Residence
    Danielle Alcock, PhD, has been appointed as the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Indigenous Leader in Residence effective February 11.

  • decorative imageCoronavirus information for students, faculty and staff
    Read the latest update from the Middlesex-London Health Unit and recommendations for travellers returning from Hubei province and other parts of mainland China.

  • decorative imageTransdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)
    TUTOR-PHC has selected its trainees for the 2020-2021 program year. Twelve Canadian trainees were selected, along with four international trainees (from Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands). Joshua Wiener, PhD candidate in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was one of the selected. Congratulations to Joshua. TUTOR-PHC will be holding its annual Symposium to launch the program year from April 27 – April 30, 2020 at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario.

  • decorative imageClinical Skills Day
    The annual Family Medicine Clinical Skills Day Saturday, February 29 at the Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine. The day runs from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and involves clinical skills sessions and a free lunch. Dr. Graham Briscoe, Family Physician and Sports Medicine Physician at Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, will deliver a keynote presentation.

  • decorative imagePhysical Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription in Health Care
    Exercise is Medicine Canada presents, Physical Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription in Health Care on Friday, March 6 at GoodLife Fitness Home Office in London, Ontario. Facilitated by Dr. Jonathon Fowles, PhD, from Acadia University and Dr. Paul Oh, MD, from University Health Network and University of Toronto, the workshop will give participants the confidence and skills to prevent, manage and treat chronic disease by way of physical activity.

  • decorative imageAnnual Clinical Day in Family Medicine
    Join us for Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine on Wednesday, May 13 at the Four Points by Sheraton, in London, Ontario. Dr. Jason Fung, Nephrologist, from Toronto, Ontario, World-leading expert on Intermittent Fasting, will give the James McSherry Memorial Lecture. Learn More and Register Today.

  • decorative imageSave the Date: Annual McWhinney Lecture Series
    Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture on September 23. The Lecture Series upholds the deep insights and wisdom of the remarkable physician, philosopher, researcher, educator and writer.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Shawn Segeren
    For alumnus Dr. Shawn Segeren, a seed planted as a teenager grew into a passion for rural medicine. Dr. Segeren has been involved in the health care community in Chatham since he was thirteen years old. As a volunteer in the hospital, he remembers looking up to the health care providers that expertly and compassionately cared for patients in his community. Now, he’s proud to be one of them.

  • decorative imageFebruary 2020 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 Family Medicine Grand Rounds: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): Role of primary care on March 4, 2020, and Physical Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription in Health Care on March 6, 2020. Save the date for Faculty Development Teacher / Educator Series: Assessing Patient-Centredness in Learners taking place on March 25, 2020.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our January Newsletter
    Missed the Januaury e-newsletter? Take a moment to read the top stories: Welcoming the Enhanced Skills Class of 2020, CaRMS 2020, Chair's Message – Focus on Strategic Priorities.