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February, 2013 Articles



ODPRN Student Training Program Information

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The ODPRN Student Training Program is seeking two motivated and hard-working undergraduate students (including medical and pharmacy school students) with a strong interest in drug policy research. The successful candidates will receive $6000 for a 12-week placement … (Read More)

Interprofessional Education Workshop: "Encountering Death in the Clinical Setting"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This workshop, hosted on Saturday, March 16, will assist participants to increase understanding and awareness of concepts related to loss, suffering, family, death and grief (patient’s family’s and own) … (Read More)

2013 Humanities Poetry and Prose Contest

Monday, February 25, 2013

Open to all health profession students, researchers, residents, fellows, health care practitioners and faculty working or studying in Canada. … (Read More)

2013 competition for the Earl Russell Trainee Grants in Pain Research

Friday, February 22, 2013

Attached is information for the 2013 competition for the Earl Russell Trainee Grants in Pain Research. Mini-grants of up to $10,000 are available annually to provide seed funding for pain research projects initiated by trainees registered at Western … (Read More)

Blog "Name it" contest winner announced

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Congrats to Jimmy Yan, MEDS 2015 for winning the UME Blog ‘Name it’ contest with his YouME Blog submission. … (Read More)

Article: Research on calories erodes ‘food pyramid’ theory

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Check out this new article from the Globe and Mail and how it challenges our current conventions of food labeling. … (Read More)

Tribute to Francis Chan Concert Photos

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Check out some photos from the Francis Chan Tribute Concert held January 19th. High-res photos are available for download using the following link: … (Read More)

Meds 2013: Canadian Medical School Graduation Questionnaire

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This week marks the launch of the Canadian Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (CGQ), which is hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and supported by our Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) … (Read More)

Dr. Francis Chan Concert Recordings Available

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dr. Kem Rogers, Chair of the Anatomy & Cell Biology Department is making copies available of a recording made of the concert held on January 19th in honour of Dr. Francis Chan. He is willing to make copies for anyone who is interested … (Read More)

Announcing the 27th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The 27th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day will be hosted on May 1st, 2013 at the London Convention Centre. Included in the days itinerary is Plenary speaker Dr. Samir Sinha, Ontario Senior Strategy Provincial Lead, presenting on where we stand as a province … (Read More)

The Sjogren’s Society of Canada is offering two $4,000 grants!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Sjogren’s Society of Canada is offering two $4000.00 grants to Undergraduate or Postgraduate specialty trainees in Dentistry, Optometry, Ophthalmology or Medicine for summer support research pertinent to Sjogren’s Syndrome. … (Read More)

Join us for Dr. Bruce Thyer’s presentation on evidence-based practice (EBP)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dr. Bruce Thyer, Visiting Fulbright Specialist, Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in Interprofessional Education will present an overview of the real process model of EBP and distinguish it from separate initiatives such as empirically-supported treatments and empirical clinical practice. … (Read More)

Join us tonight and experience a patient and his mom’s journey through rehab due to a traumatic acquired brain injury

Monday, February 11, 2013

The London Interprofessional Healthcare Student Association (LIHSA) is honoured to bring to you two amazing guest speakers in what promises to be an unforgettable event. Attend the event and experience the story from a patient's perspective of what it was like … (Read More)

It may be snowing, but it's never to early to consider summer opportunities!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Each summer there are opportunities for you in scholarship aside from research. Shortly, UME will be launching their request for summer students who wish to work on curricular development. … (Read More)

Health work­ers should make flu shot a point of pride

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

As a future caregiver it is important to understand how our patients view our efforts to make health care facilities safe. Please review the article below – a reflection from a well-respected journalist … (Read More)

History of Medicine Colloquium: call for abstracts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Submit your abstract for the 2013 History of Medicine Colloquium event! Abstract submission deadline is March 4, 2013. This colloquium showcases the work of Western medical students who will deliver short presentations on their recent work in the history of medicine. … (Read More)

Schulich Medicine has Talent!! Last chance for tickets

Monday, February 4, 2013

On behalf of the Medical Arts and Humanities Society... The Medical Arts and Humanities Society is proud to present Schulich Medicine’s Got Talent, Monday, February 4, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Western Mustang Lounge. … (Read More)