March 2023 Newsletter

    • Undergraduate Report
      What are the students up to? Meds 2025: Rural and Selective preferences have been received by the Departments. Michele Vanderspank, Undergraduate coordinator, is busy planning for Meds 2025 clerkship year. Meds 2024: There four more months of clerkship remaining. Students are excited for electives to return, and back this year, visiting electives are open. Thank you to all the faculty who have agreed to take Domestic and International visiting students this month.

    • Postgraduate Report
      CaRMS match day was March 22 and we matched many excellent candidates. We do have some unfilled positions and will be participating in the second iteration of CaRMS. The second iteration match day is April 27.

    • Graduate Report
      Students in the MClSc and PhD programs are now in the homestretch of completing their course work for this academic year. Best wishes for a successful finish. The Graduate Studies Committee is busy reviewing applications for the 2023-2024 cohort of students.

    • Research Report
      The Western Department of Family Medicine Practice Based Learning and Research Network (PBLRN) needs a name. Let your creativity shine. It should be short and catchy with a good acronym! The deadline for submission is April 15.

    • In the Media
      In breaking down the province’s ongoing family doctor shortage, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) says more than 65,000 people in Middlesex-London are without a family doctor. Dr. Eric Wong, a family doctor in London and an OCFP board member, said these numbers, along with similar ones seen across the province, are “very concerning.”

    • Staff Profile: Claudia Jarosz 
      The Department of Family Medicine would like to introduce Claudia Jarosz, our new Postgraduate Academic Program Coordinator. "Being newly appointed to this position I love that I was given the opportunity to continue growing my career through this role. I enjoy taking what I have learned from my time as a Master’s student and conducting research at Victoria Hospital and use those skills to assist Family Medicine residents with their own projects."

    • Family Medicine Interest Group Profile: Maegan Miklas
      The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at Western University was established in April of 2001 by undergraduate medical students to enhance their exposure to family medicine as a medical specialty. Meet Maegan Miklas. Maegan is in her second year of medical school at Schulich School of Medicine - Windsor Campus and one of the senior executives for the family medicine interest group. 

    • Windsor Campus celebrates 15 years of impact in region
      It has been 15 years since the first students walked through the doors of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Windsor Campus. Take a look at the impact the School has had on Windsor and region – through the stories of those who have been there.

    • Celebrating our Achievements
      Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Faulds who is being recognized at the 24th Annual Salute to Laudable Londoners. This charitable event honours people from our community who have dedicated their time to charitable causes. Dr. Magbule Doko received a Windsor Teaching Excellence Award in honour of her dedication and enthusiasm for leadership and service in education.

    • Apply or nominate an outstanding resident for an award
      The Department of Family Medicine Resident Awards for 2023 are now posted on the Department's website. If you wish to nominate yourself for any of the awards, or to nominate another resident, please visit the website for details on eligibility and nomination requirements. All nomination letters and forms (where necessary) must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023. 

    • Western researchers part of federal funding boost for research into transitions in care
      Congratulations to Dr. Maria Mathews, Dr. Stewart Harris and their team on receiving a CIHR Team Grant – Transitions in Care Funding of $895,000.  The funds received will evaluate the program to determine its impact on patient well-being, on health-care providers, prevention of diabetes-related complications, and health system costs.