October 29, 2018 Since the last update on the progress toward the next accreditation for the Doctor of Medicine Program, the Accreditation Committee (AC) has reviewed all CACMS 12 Standards and 96 Elements for compliance in order to update our documents, identify areas of strength and initiate change for gaps.
June 25, 2018 What started out as a harm-reduction pitch by medical students for Municipal Lobby Day has resulted in real action
at City Hall. This month London City Council passed a motion that was originally put forward by medical students to include naloxone kits alongside automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in city-operated facilities in London. Naloxone is a drug that reverses opioid overdose long enough to seek medical help.
May 31, 2018 In Uganda, Adriana Cappelletti and Rachel Loebach witnessed firsthand the effects poverty, government corruption and labour disruptions can have on women and children. They agree it was an eye-opening and powerful elective experience.
May 28, 2018 “Being part of the Indigenous Convocation was a dream come true for me," said Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018. Sauvé was joined by Madeline Arkle, Medicine Class of 2018, as two graduates at the annual Indigenous Graduation Ceremony hosted by Western University.
March 05, 2018 Teresa Van Deven, curriculum co-ordinator for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has developed the school’s Social Medicine course, which aims to teach future physicians about the social determinants of health and a physician’s role in understanding and treating a patient with a more holistic approach to health.
November 01, 2017 The Boot Camp for Resident Teachers provide an intensive cross-disciplinary session teaching skills and creating opportunities to practice those skills to build resident teaching capabilities at Schulich School of Medicine. It has been in existence since the fall of 2015, and is just one program that helped the Doctor of Medicine Program in moving the accreditation standard Preparation of resident and non-faculty instructors from non-compliant to compliant.
October 09, 2017 “My time at the School has strengthened my cultural identity because my classmates are so eager to learn and understand what it means to be an Indigenous person in Canada,” said second-year medical student Cheyenne LaForme, reflecting on the recent Indigenous learning session for medical and law students at Western. The session included a presentation by Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and a Blanket Exercise.
September 29, 2017 Continuous quality improvement - three words that are framing the way forward for the Doctor of Medicine program and accreditation - and words you are sure to hear more often. Learn more about what work is underway to support the outcomes of the MD program's last accreditation and the preparations being made for the next evaluation in 2023
September 04, 2017 In this edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Michael J. Strong addresses plans across the University and School to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With education and health care as major themes in the report, Dr. Strong explains the important role of medical schools in addressing issues impacting Indigenous health.
March 01, 2017 As you know, in April 2015, the Undergraduate Medical Education program received full accreditation status for eight years from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) in collaboration with the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME).
October 28, 2015 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has received full accreditation status for eight years for its UME program. We are proud of the eight-year accreditation status that was earned as a team effort from faculty, staff, residents, health-care partners, graduates and our students through strong leadership and tireless collaboration.
April 11, 2015 After months of planning and preparation the 2015 UME Accreditation has begun. We are pleased to welcome the accreditation team, who are joining us from across Canada. If you are taking part in any interviews or meetings for accreditation, a Top 10 Things to Remember for Accreditation has been created. We hope you find it helpful.
March 19, 2015 “Never in my life have I been surrounded by so much enthusiasm, encouragement and thoughtfulness, as I have at medical school,” said Ben Langer, Medicine Class of 2015.
He credits the strong focus placed on the School’s value of social responsibility as a major contributing factor.
March 05, 2015 It’s become the unofficial mantra of Schulich Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Program.
And what goes on behind the scenes creates the foundation for the Program and supports the mantra in every way possible.
February 26, 2015 Ask a group of people to define diversity and you will likely receive as many definitions as the number of people asked.
As one of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s values, diversity is a topic of many conversations amongst leaders, faculty and students.
February 19, 2015 The Undergraduate Medical Education Office, in consultation with the Team Secretary, has begun the process to compile the schedule for the program accreditation from April 12-15, 2015. If your participation is required, you will soon be notified of the exact day, time and location for your meeting. Unlike the Mock Accreditation in January, the times are not flexible.
February 05, 2015 The UME Accreditation is just around the corner, and the standards that have a connection to the role of the LEW office are sure to be addressed. To learn more, you can read the latest Accreditation feature.
January 23, 2015 Undergraduate Medical Education conducted a "Mock Accreditation" site visit in London and Windsor in January. The review team - all experienced accreditors - organized the visit to mirror the actual site visit in April.
December 19, 2014 The development of strong research skills and the provision of medical care are inextricably linked. That’s why the research experience is stressed during the four years of the undergraduate medical education (UME) program.
October 29, 2014 UME Assessment is focused on creating the best learning experience for students and the best care experience for patients. Using a hybrid model and under the guidance and watchful eyes of the Instructional Design, Quality and Curriculum Committees, the process changes and grows to meet the ongoing needs of the dynamic world of medical education
October 16, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the Medicine Class of 2018 arrived on campus. It didn’t take too long for them to shift into high gear and begin their four-year journey of learning. At the heart of their learning is a responsive, forward looking, equally student and faculty centred, research oriented curriculum that is accountable to the communities across Southwestern Ontario...
October 01, 2014 We have finalized the new date for our dress rehearsal Mock Accreditation which will be held from January 11 - 14, 2015 at both London and Windsor campuses. Please hold the times and dates...