Transition of Leadership

Dr. Julie Copeland

The Department of Family Medicine and the Postgraduate Program would like to welcome Dr. Julie Copeland to her new role as Postgraduate Director.

Dr. Copeland is a clinical team lead at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre and has been involved with the Department since 2005 in the capacity of Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Site Director, Rural/Regional Program Director, and Associate Professor.

Dr. Copeland completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Brunswick and a Medical Degree at the University of Toronto before coming to Western University to complete her Family Medicine residency. She recently completed a Masters of Clinical Science in Family Medicine at Western University.

Dr. Copeland’s term as Family Medicine Rural/Regional Program Director started in 2012. She has a deep understanding of our rural/regional programs and skillfully advocates for the learners, administrators, and preceptors in family medicine. As evident in her role as Rural/Regional Program Director, she is able to effectively strategize and innovate to make strong improvements to the program. Dr. Copeland is heavily engaged in medical education and is a strong mentor for scholarly pursuits.

We thank Dr. Copeland for her outstanding leadership and wish her well in her upcoming role as Postgraduate Program Director.