April 04, 2019 Walking through a tight, crowded corridor of the hospital, Clayton Law watched as a father bag-mask ventilated his son and the tiny patient’s mother held on to the IV bags with one arm. In the distance, he saw another family wheeling their loved one off on a stretcher so he could pass away at home. Law was one of 13 undergraduate medical students who took advantage of an opportunity for an international elective. It was an eye-opening learning experience none will ever forget.
February 22, 2019 Western International has launched the 2019 International Curriculum Fund competition.
The competition provides awards of up to $15,000 each to support proposals which promote innovative curriculum initiatives that facilitate international and intercultural learning opportunities for Western students.
January 07, 2019 Join us for the upcoming talk, “Establishment of Epilepsy Surgery in Peru” presented by Dr. David Steven, Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Professor of Neurosurgery. The talk will be followed by a critical appraisal and discussion of the article, “Global Surgery 2030: A Roadmap for High Income Country Actors”.
June 26, 2018 The 2018 International Summer Program is an interactive two-week immersion program that looks at global health from a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional perspective. Students will participate in a range of activities, including lectures focused on global health, team-based learning modules, visits with community organizations and cross-cultural workshops.
June 25, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti has been named Geographic Leader for Asia. The role of Geographic Leader is to serve as a resource and support to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Council and the Internationalization Office in developing a strategic direction for educational, clinical and research activities for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry related to the specific country or region.
June 22, 2018 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Nanjing Medical University’s valued partnership has offered opportunities for continuing medical education through an annual joint symposium focusing on the challenges and innovation in medical education.
March 08, 2018 Throughout Dr. Saverio Stranges’ education and career, he has had the opportunity to train and work around the world, including Italy, England and various countries in Africa. As professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dr. Stranges has gained diverse experience and insight from living in several places, which has ultimately inspired his passion and commitment to global health and internationalization.
February 06, 2018 The International Curriculum Fund, administered by Western International, has annual funding of $100,000. Awards of up to $15,000 each will be available annually. The goal of the awards is to promote innovative curriculum initiatives that help support international and intercultural learning opportunities for Western students.
November 09, 2017 Drs. Lena Palaniyappan and Subrata Chakrabarti are forging new international research collaborations with the West China School of Medicine thanks to the Kilborn Family Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund.
October 05, 2017 Dr. Arlene MacDougall believes that through means of social innovation and transdisciplinary approaches meaningful solutions can be developed to address the rising global burden of mental disorders. Through the Global MINDS Fellowship Program, which she recently launched in June 2017, she is bringing together Western students and faculty to improve the lives of those living with mental illness.
September 12, 2017 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s 2017 International Summer Program brought together learners from every corner of the globe for two-weeks of collaborative sharing and education. A joint initiative between the Internationalization Office, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Western English Language Centre, the Program exposes the medical and health studies graduate trainees to research projects and learning focused on global health issues.
A few students shared their experiences with us. Mahmoud Azzeh, Mary Bamimore, Karima Hazzouti and Zahraa Jamal came to the program with unique academic experiences but shared in the extraordinary learning opportunity to study and learn with international colleagues and leaders at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
May 24, 2017 Arriving from China for the Medical Education Symposium at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University welcomed delegates from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) on May 16, where new collaborative goals for the future and emerging practices in medicine were discussed.
May 08, 2017 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be welcoming a delegation from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) on Tuesday, May 16. Join us for presentations that focus on family medicine, clinical skills training and medical education research.
May 02, 2017 Congratulations to Michelle Quaye and Gunjan Mhapankar, Medicine Class of 2020, on being chosen as two of the 10 Western University students taking part in the first ever Global MINDS Summer Institute in Machakos Town, Kenya.
May 01, 2017 Acting on a childhood dream, David Cechetto, PhD, is working to secure better health outcomes for Rwandese communities and create a lasting effect on state of health care within the country.
March 23, 2017 A comprehensive summer program experience hosted by Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for international medical and healthcare students with an intent to develop a broader understanding of global health from a multidisciplinary and multi-professional perspective.
January 18, 2017 A unique, international experience for Western students who are looking for an opportunity to work with students and faculty from Kenya and who want to be empowered to use social innovation to develop a solution for a complex global mental health challenge.
January 16, 2017 In 2012, Dr. Leigh Sowerby, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, embarked on a medical mission to Guyana to assist with outreach efforts. Since then, Dr. Sowerby has returned to the country multiple times in an effort to expand Otolaryngology care and train more residents in this area through a post-graduate program.
September 28, 2016 Part of the School’s mission is to use internationalization to enhance its reputation and raise its profile nationally and internationally. From October 27 - 28, this work will continue as the School hosts the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Regional Meeting.
September 12, 2016 View the photo gallery of the Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education's first annual Summer School — a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre.
July 26, 2016 This summer, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Internationalization Office and Undergraduate Medical Education will be welcoming 20 international senior medical students to attend the first annual Summer School - a pilot project hosted in partnership with the Western English Language Centre.
June 03, 2016 On any given day, Dr. Walter Siqueira, DDS, PhD, can be found supervising several trainees, dental students and postdoctoral fellows — not only located in Canada, but also in his home country of Brazil. He has been developing strong collaborative relationships with organizations in Brazil since he started working at the School in 2009.
June 01, 2016 Call for Expressions of Interest - The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry seeks to create strategic, robust and multi-faceted partnerships by working with a select number of key countries and regions with priority partner institutions. The School has identified several Countries/Regions of Emphasis and recommends the establishment of Geographic Leaders for Brazil/Latin America, China, East Africa and the Middle East.
May 05, 2016 Leaders from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry traveled to Nanjing, China from April 22-25 to take part in the Third Annual Annual Joint Western University – Nanjing Medical University Symposium on medical education.
March 03, 2016 When Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s MEDICI Centre was first established in 2011, Drs. Davy Cheng and Janet Martin envisioned it becoming a leading centre responsible for answering high priority health care questions on a local, national and international scale. Five years later, this vision has come to fruition.
February 11, 2016 The theme for this year's gala is "Innovations in Health Access". The night will include keynote speakers Dr. Loubani and Dr. MacDougall, delicious food and drinks, a silent auction, and student poster presentations.
January 29, 2016 Western University's China Scholarship Council agreement gives international students the experience of training on Canadian soil. Five students are currently receiving training in labs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
January 14, 2016 Are you interested in traveling abroad for the summer or during the academic year? Would you like to explore international opportunities for an academic exchange, research placement or clinical elective? Listen to the recording of the information session held on January 13, 2016.
November 25, 2015 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is the only Canadian site involved with the newly established European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) that aims to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine to help protect the millions of people who could be affected by the disease in coming years.
November 17, 2015 Each summer, Schulich Medicine undergraduate students venture off open to the possibilities electives offer. They return in the fall with greater confidence, increased self-awareness, and a better understanding of their future role as a health care provider
November 03, 2015 When Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro first traveled to West China Hospital, Sichuan University in 2010, he never imagined the powerful partnership he would come to build with members of its Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation.
May 04, 2015 Seven faculty members recently traveled to Chengdu, China to take part in the West China-Kilborn Surgical Symposium — a collaborative initiative of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University. The purpose of the Symposium was to enhance research and education related to multiple surgical subspecialties.
May 01, 2015 As a trauma orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Lawendy is frequently confronted with high-stake situations. What he isn’t as familiar with, however, is working alone in foreign hospitals on patients who have been shot, stabbed, or attacked with a bomb.
November 24, 2014 More people die from HIV/AIDS in a 48-hour period than have died in the entire Ebola epidemic, so far. With 27 million people infected worldwide, HIV/AIDS continues to be the world’s No. 1 killer.
July 06, 2014 Throughout the past 15 years, Terry Peters’ work has focused on user interfaces, human factors and imaging technology to help guide surgeons. This work has recently expanded, as he is helping Schulich Medicine & Dentistry foster an international relationship with researchers in China.