March 2022 Newsletter

    • Chair's Message - Remembering Dr. John F. Sangster
      The Family Medicine family lost an incredible physician, teacher, and person this March. Dr. John F. Sangster died after being involved in a car accident on Friday, March 18. This is a tremendous loss to so many people his legacy touched over his lengthy career.

    • Undergraduate Report
      It’s CaRMS time! Thank you to everyone who participated in CaRMS interviews with the soon-to-be-graduating medical students over the past few weeks. Match day is April 12 and we look forward to welcoming our new group of incoming PGY1s.

    • Postgraduate Report
      CaRMS interviews were hosted in a virtual format in 2022. As a Department, we interviewed over 500 applicants – many excellent candidates. All of this was done virtually through Zoom and the postgraduate team would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the staff, faculty, and residents who participated. We couldn’t do it without you. Match day is April 12, 2022.

    • Graduate Report
      The Graduate Program Cyclical Review site visit took place virtually on February 10 & 11, 2022. Feedback was received from the External Reviewers in early March and a response to their recommendations has been provided to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).

    • Research Report
      Congratulations to Dr. Jane Thornton on her induction to the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and Dr. Bridget Ryan on her recent appointment as an ICES Adjunct Scientist.

    • In Memoriam: Dr. John Sangster
      It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of Dr. John Sangster, Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine.

    • Family Medicine Graduate Programs - Applications Open
      Interested in further pursuing academia and research in your career? Our MClSc or PhD Program in Family Medicine could be a fit for you! We invite you to explore our website and discover how truly flexible our online learning platform is.

    • Community Spotlight: North 42 Family Health Organization
      We are the North 42 Family Health Organization, a group of four family physicians practising comprehensive family medicine in Windsor, Ontario. We are relatively new to practice having completed residency in 2019 through Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Family Medicine Program.

    • Graduate Student Profile: Dr. Reema Ray
      I received my medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Calcutta, India. Following this, I completed a post graduate residency training program in Anesthesiology and received my Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Utkal University, India. 

    • Western News: Physical activity reduces risks of severe COVID-19 outcomes
      Moderate physical activity in adults is associated with significant protective effects from severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to an international study involving Drs. Jane Thornton and Saverio Stranges.

    • COVID-19 update for the campus community
      Western's masking mandate and vaccination policy will remain in effect until at least the end of this term to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.