Medical Tithes

Medical tithes are part of the Clinical Academic Contract between the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, its affiliated hospitals and the appointee. Medical tithes are funds that have been receipted and deposited to a University Restricted project to be used exclusively for expenditures on medical scientific research and/or academic development at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Depositing of Medical Tithes

There are 3 options:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through the Finance Department at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Cheque (sent to the Accounting Analyst in Endowment and Restricted Funds)
  • EFT directly to Financial Services
The following information must accompany the deposit:

  • Total amount of deposit
  • Department
  • Tithe account
  • Listing of Tithe amount by physician
Please note that the list of physicians must match the receipts required (i.e. deposits relating to physician groups must state the amount relating to each physician). The business receipt will reflect the date the funds are deposited in the Western University bank account.

Receipting of Medical Tithes

Financial Services creates business receipts that are distributed to physicians through the Administrative Assistant in each clinical department based on the physicians preferred twelve month period (calendar year or corporation year). The Financial Management Committee of each clinical department is responsible for providing a letter to accompany the business receipt that indicates what portion of the medical tithe was spent on research activities.

Medical Tithe Transfers

The purpose of the Medical Tithes is to support research and academic development and therefore, transfers are allowed only to Research or Operating accounts. All requests for the transfers of funds are completed in Financial Services upon submission of the:

A detailed expense description of the transfer is required. All back-up relating to the transfer must be kept in the clinical department for audit purposes.