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.
March 29, 2019 This month, we are providing more details on the integrated medical education components of the renewed curriculum. We have also prepared a short video highlighting some of the key elements of the curriculum renewal.
March 14, 2019 Congratulations to the 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Award Recipients from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Grushka, Dr. Bharat Markandey, and Anish Naidu, Medicine Class of 2019.
February 28, 2019 On February 26, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results as the first iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process became available.
February 05, 2019 In recognition of her contributions to science, medicine and education, Dr. Garcia is being honoured with a 2019 YMCA Women of Excellence Award. Her impact as a medical educator, clinical leader and mentor has been profound. In a culture with few female leaders, she stands as a role model who values all voices and perspectives.
February 01, 2019 Exciting work is continuing on the MD Curriculum Renewal and we are breaking things down for you. This month, download a one-pager about the overall renewal and what it means to you, read more about the courses, and understand the elements of an Adaptive Learner.
January 29, 2019 Schulich Medicine student Nick Vanin was recognized for his dedication on and off the field by being named among the nation’s elite scholar-athletes with his selection as a Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.
November 30, 2018 For the past six years, Tachycardia has been partnering with the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) while raising more than $120,000 in total for the agency. It's a partnership valued by the students and welcomed by the RHAC.
November 29, 2018 With physicians expectations changing, the needs, interests, and learning styles of medical students changing, and societies expectations for a greater inclusion of cultural safety in the delivery of health care increasing – medical education must change. Schulich Medicine is embarking on a curriculum renewal for the MD Program to meet the changing needs of society. This transition will begin to be implemented in September 2019 and will continue through phases in the coming years.
October 30, 2018 It was a summer of discovery for four Schulich Medicine students who ventured off to camp in communities across Southwestern Ontario. Joined by more than 100 high school students interested in exploring health care as a profession, the experience delivered new experiences and lasting memories for all.
September 06, 2018 Congratulations to Logan Van Nynatten, Medicine Class of 2020, one of this year's recipients of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for Medical Students. The Award is given annually to second-year medical students from across the country who have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge.
August 31, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Larry Jacobs has been appointed as Associate Dean, Windsor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2023.
May 14, 2018 Applications for the 2018 The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students are due May 18, 2018.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award seeks to recognize medical students who demonstrate perseverance, collaboration and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada.
April 30, 2018 On April 6, Madeline Arkle and Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry participated in the annual Indigenous graduation ceremony that the University hosts.
April 27, 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.
April 18, 2018 The Government of Ontario is working with medical schools to create more specialized residency spots this upcoming school year for graduates who did not match to a residency position, ensuring that all unmatched graduates are placed.
April 12, 2018 More than 97 per cent of Schulich Medicine students have matched to a postgraduate residency training program after the two iterations. This year, the majority of Schulich Medicine students matched to family medicine programs. Additionally, all Schulich Medicine postgraduate medical education programs have filled their positions.
March 27, 2018 We want to let you know how thankful we are for your colossal efforts over both of the Medicine interview weekends. We are so grateful for all the crucial roles you carried out– welcoming, billeting, hosting, greeting, interviewing, and proctoring. Your kindness, spirit and professionalism provided such a positive experience for the candidates.
December 05, 2017 Each year, as part of their orientation experience, our incoming first-year students work together to compose a mission statement for their class that reflects the vision of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry from a personal and professional perspective
October 31, 2016 As a paediatrician, Dr. Michael Rieder is passionate about ensuring children receive the best care possible. This passion has been the driving factor behind Dr. Rieder’s more than 25 years of dedication to the international and national paediatric health care communities, which is being recognized by the Paediatric Chairs of Canada with the 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award.
October 03, 2016 The Marty Kelman and Gilda Tanz Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes leadership through community involvement, superior interpersonal and communication skills, academic excellence and an established interest in advancing knowledge.
September 14, 2016 Dr. Gary Tithecott has been re-appointed Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021.
March 29, 2016 Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
March 04, 2016 Ryan Renn, Medicine Class of 2016, will be bringing the lessons he’s learned at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry back home to make a positive difference in the health of his First Nations community.
January 27, 2016 Mitchell Canes, Jessica Siu and Daniel Stojanovic, Medicine Class of 2018, received second place in Western University’s World’s Challenge Challenge for their proposed solution to the issue of vitamin A deficiency around the world.
January 26, 2016 Volunteering has always been an integral part of Zoe Letwin’s life. As far back as she can remember she has been involved with different organizations. It took some time before finding a cause she could call her own, but a personal experience with anxiety inspired her to channel her time and energy into mental health awareness and support.
January 26, 2016 Maly Bun's oustanding commitment to the United Way has been recognized with the 2015 Labour Appreciation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers within workplaces who contribute to the organization and to their community.
January 26, 2016 Nearly 800 faculty, staff and students answered the call and responded to the Strategic Planning survey. Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD and Amanda Wen, Medicine Class of 2018, on each winning an iPad after participating in the survey. A summary of the survey has also been produced that provides an overview of some of the responses.
December 10, 2015 Dr. Lawrence Jacobs has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Windsor Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
November 27, 2015 Dr. Dale Ziter, MD'82, received the Regional Family Physician of the Year Award, presented by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. After 33 years, the beloved physician and teacher still loves getting up in the morning, going to work, looking after his patients and teaching. For Dr. Ziter – it’s a good thing.
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.
September 08, 2015 This international award recognizes the School’s commitment to student engagement and the valuable role students play in shaping teaching and learning experiences within the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program.
August 31, 2015 Siblings Eric and Dora Habib made history at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony, representing the strong link between the medical and dental fields. Along with 258 of their classmates, the pair entered their respective programs at the School’s first combined ceremony. First-year Schulich Medicine students also participated in Community Day this month, experiencing health care in rural and regional settings. Enjoy photo galleries showcasing special moments from each event.
May 04, 2015 Dr. Kim’s youthful enthusiasm, informal teaching style, passionate energy and dedication are just some of the qualities that have enabled him to earn tremendous admiration and respect from his colleagues, peers and students.
April 14, 2015 After months of planning and preparation, the 2015 UME Accreditation is coming to a close. The UME program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).
April 02, 2015 As part of the Integration & Transition (I&T) course, fourth-year students were required to participate in a Group Research Project (either completion of a research proposal or formulating and answering a clinical question), which culminated today in the presentation of their research. The group research project was designed to provide an opportunity for students to actively engage in a research-related activity on a topic that is of interest to them at this time and potentially throughout their years in residency.
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.
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. And it’s why the School has integrated research into the core curriculum, as well as offering several programs for students to become involved throughout their years of study.
October 06, 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...
August 19, 2014 The YouME Blog is a terrific resource for our students all year long. We encourage you to check it frequently for information about your program and important messages from the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education and others.
May 30, 2014 It was forty years ago when Alan Bocking and Margaret Chan studied medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. On Thursday 29th May, their paths came together at the Prime Minister’s Summit on “Saving every woman every child” in Toronto. They celebrated the announcement of $3.5 billion towards improving the health of mothers and children.
May 16, 2014 Today marks the first day of Discovery Week -a unique learning experience which has 170 first year medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry spreading out to communities throughout Southwestern Ontario to interact with health care professionals and their patients.
May 15, 2014 Inspired by the launch of the Windsor Program, Colin Mascaro, Medicine Class of 2014, spent four years as class president creating strong bonds among his classmates. He also credits Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for taking him beyond scientific knowledge and inspiring an appreciation for the art of medicine...
May 15, 2014 Supriya Singh came to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, wanting to get the most out of the experience. Now four years later, as she graduates with a Doctor of Medicine degree, she has clearly fulfilled that wish and in the process, established herself as a leader...
April 11, 2019 The Undergraduate Medical Education Program has two senior academic leadership positions available effective September 1, 2015. The Program is recruiting for the
Chair, Clerkship (and Chair, Clerkship & Electives Committee) as well as the Chair, Clinical Sciences Electives (and Vice Chair, Clerkship & Electives Committee)
April 11, 2019 Teresa Van Deven, PhD, has a passion for education and the scholarship of education. As a curriculum specialist and the Curriculum Oversight Coordinator, she is immersed in what she describes as a creative world dedicated to ensuring students are receiving the best education, and, that ultimately, patients are receiving the best care....