Postgraduate Program Report

Leadership Transition:

We are excited to introduce ourselves to you as the new postgraduate leadership team in the Department of Family Medicine. Beginning January 1, 2021 the new PG directors are: Dr. Julie Copeland (Postgraduate Director), Dr. Daniel Grushka (Associate Postgraduate Director) and Dr. Kyle Carter (Enhanced Skills Program Director). We are very excited to continue to work with you all as you continue your training in our department. A big thank you to Dr. Jamie Wickett for all her years of leadership. We will continue to be available for any issues that arise, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Resident Wellness and Support:

The Learner Experience Office at Schulich Medicine is providing drop-in support for postgraduate learners every second Tuesday from 7 pm beginning Tuesday January 19h. This will provide a confidential, pressure-free space to connect. Residents will be emailed more details by the Learner Experience Office.

COVID-19 reminder for FM residents:

Please follow the guidelines of the local public health unit, centre, or hospital if you have any questions related to symptoms or exposure to COVID-19. If you are on a leave related to COVID-19, you are required to report this leave to the FM Office ( If you have any questions at all, please email

Vaccine Update:

Residents across Schulich Medicine are being vaccinated according to MOH Guidance for prioritizing vaccination. See links below for information re: MOH Guidance and Ethical Framework. In London, there is a vaccine task force at LHSC with resident representation who provide framework and guidance for ongoing vaccinations.

MOH Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination – updated Jan. 8:

MOH Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

2021 Recruitment update:  

CaRMS interviews will proceed in a virtual format in 2021. The CaRMs interview dates will be: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Saturday, March 20, 2021, Sunday, March 21, 2021, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Saturday, March 27, 2021, Sunday, March 28, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

Faculty Advisor Program:

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.

To help you prepare for the Faculty Advisor meeting, residents will be asked to log into MyFM to document their progress in the program using field notes, academic credits, and procedure logs. There will be a tab under “Resident Assessment” where residents can download the Periodic Review Form with associated data from MyFM already populated. Before meeting with their Faculty Advisor, Residents should download the form and reflect on the areas asked within the Periodic Review Form. During the meeting, the Resident and Faculty Advisor will complete the Periodic Review Form together within One45. Residents will receive email reminders three times a year to assist with the process.