Undergraduate Program Report

With spring in the air, it must be CaRMS time. Thank you to everyone who participated in CaRMS interviews with the soon-to-be-graduating medical students over the past few weeks. The national interview period ended March 28 and candidates will be ranking programs until April 8.

Fourth-year students are now out on post-CaRMS electives, so it’s a great time to talk to them about Western and a career in Family Medicine. The CFPC has put together a resource – 12 points to consider when talking to a medical student about a career in Family Medicine. Access it here https://portal.cfpc.ca/ResourcesDocs/uploadedFiles/Education/twelve-talking-tips-ENG-Web.pdf. A HUGE thank you to all the adjunct faculty who are supporting these fourth-year electives.

The CFPC is also supporting a #ChooseFamilyMedicine social media campaign leading into the CaRMS match day on April 20. The past pandemic year has created significant challenges for medical students who need to make important decisions about their career paths. Check out choosefamilymedicine.ca to find some encouraging messages to share and don’t forget to tag @westernuFamMed if you’re posting on Twitter.

As always, thank you to all the adjunct and full-time faculty who support teaching across our undergraduate curriculum! Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or comments – email smckay28@uwo.ca or tweet @sdmckay2002.