Specialty Half-Days


Obstetrical Skills Day

First year family medicine residents attend the annual Obstetrical Skills Day in November each year. A dedicated group of faculty come together under the leadership of Dr. Laura Lyons to present an informative 1/2 day workshop with hands-on rotating work stations covering everything from the mechanics of a normal vaginal birth to diagnosing and treating a shoulder dystocia.


FamPoCUS Half-Day

Our FamPoCUS Half-Day is scheduled annually and open to PGY2 residents. This curriculum is the first of its kind in Canada, educating family medicine residents in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University in the practical use of ultrasound in ambulatory clinic settings, Objectives of the session can be accessed on this webpage.

Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter are creators of the novel curriculum and have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Educator of the Year Award for the development of the FamPOCUS curriculum. 


Palliative Care Seminars

Family Medicine residents attend an annual Palliative Care education half-day as part of their academic curriculum. This experience is to enrich residents' experience in Palliative Care beyond that offered during Family Medicine training. The Pallium Canada LEAP Course is periodically offered depending on stream of the program.


Musculoskeletal Care Session

First and second year family medicine residents will participate in one of two distinct teaching sessions that rotate each year.  These sessions include a short didactic lecture followed by breakout groups that cover physical examination skills, common joint injections with interactive joint models, and cased-based teaching of pathologies seen in the family medicine office.  The workshop is led by Dr. Graham Briscoe and the Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellowship program.