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January, 2014 Articles



Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Summer Studentships

Friday, January 31, 2014

The CRA in conjunction with AbbVie and Roche is offering summer studentship programs to medical students of Canadian citizenship who are currently registered in medical school. The studentships will provide students with an excellent introduction to the subspecialty of Rheumatology. … (Read More)

Hear Deb Matthews speak at an Alzheimers Western special event

Friday, January 31, 2014

An exclusive overview of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care presented by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. There will also be a discussion on how the needs of Ontario’s rapidly growing older population will be improved in coming years. … (Read More)

Callling all future med students

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ask your questions about student life before Interview Weekend! On Monday February 24 current Schulich Medicine students will be guest tweeting from the School’s twitter account, @SchulichMedDent. … (Read More)

Articles of interest from Dr. Tithecott

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Articles that may be of interest to you, covering the flu outbreak and new resistant pathogens … (Read More)

Get creative with the name our hashtag contest

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We're looking for a new School hashtag to represent Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in social media conversations. The hashtag can represent the School’s name or a theme that is strong within our community. Show off your creativity! … (Read More)

From the desk of Dr. Tithecott

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

News and updates from Dr. Tithecott and the UME team. … (Read More)

Apply for a Global Opportunities Award

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Global Opportunities Awards are $1,000 scholarships for international learning. A number of donor-sponsored awards valued at $2,000 are also available. Apply by March 14, 2014. … (Read More)

If you're funny and you know it enter the OMSA meme contest

Monday, January 27, 2014

Think our School has the funniest and most creative minds? The OMSA wants to see what you've got. This February, they’re holding a Meme Contest. The prize? Bragging rights to claim Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as "the funniest school in Ontario"! … (Read More)

Register for an interprofessional workshop and earn a certificate

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Office of Interprofessional Health Education & Research is offering a free workshop in interprofessional collaboration. Participants will receive a Certificate in Interprofessional Teamwork. … (Read More)

Apply for the SAGES Medical Student Scholarship Award

Friday, January 24, 2014

This is an opportunity for medical students to attend SAGES Surgical Spring Week 2014, April 2 – 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. … (Read More)

Thanks for attending from Dr. Tithecott

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thanks to all students who attended the Townhall yesterday. Your questions were appreciated and the UME staff will be following-up on those. I hope the material was helpful to each of you. … (Read More)

in-Training magazine looking for contributors

Thursday, January 23, 2014

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for contributors from all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for a peer-edited online publication. … (Read More)

Town Hall reminder from Dr. Tithecott

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Please make every effort to attend today's Town Hall. I will be discussing UME processes for Term 2, Global Health summer electives, and there will be a chance for open dialogue. … (Read More)

The Are you an ALLY? campaign

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital has developed the Are you an ALLY? campaign to raise awareness about equitable health care. Learn more through online video tutorials, handouts and resources. … (Read More)

A warm welcome to Dr. Richard Reznick

Monday, January 20, 2014

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry extends a warm welcome today to Dr. Richard Reznick. He will be giving a lecture at 12:30pm this afternoon in DSB 1002 for Year 1, 2 and 4 students. … (Read More)

A reminder from Dr. Tithecott: lecture and Town Hall sessions next week

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is a friendly reminder of the lecture and Town Hall sessions on January 20th and 23rd. Please make every effort to attend, as each session is important for your success as a student at Schulich Medicine. … (Read More)

Reminder: apply to the Summer Research Training Program

Friday, January 17, 2014

SRTP enables first and second year medical students to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years. Applications are due January 24th. … (Read More)

Best wishes to Meds 2014 from Dr. Tithecott and UME staff

Friday, January 17, 2014

Our best wishes to each member of Meds 2014 as they embark on the next three weeks of CaRMS interviews across Canada. Safe travels and we wish you every success. … (Read More)

Reminder: Nominate an outstanding resident for a PAIRO award

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nominations for the PAIRO Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award are due January 20th. … (Read More)

Medical Matchup: event reminder from Dr. Tithecott

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Our School is excited to welcome Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University this month. He is travelling into enemy territory after losing a friendly Homecoming bet to Dean Strong. … (Read More)

Submit your work to the AMSA Medical Humanities Scholars Program

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Medical Humanities Scholars Program through the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is seeking submissions for an anthology of medical humanities-related works created by current medical students from all over North America. … (Read More)

Last chance to enter the OMSA photo contest

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Show your fellow Ontario medical students what winter looks like at Schulich Medicine with a January photo contest! Deadline is January 17th. … (Read More)

Study in the Netherlands this summer

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The University of Groningen is offering its Medical Sciences Summer Schools program this summer. Choose from six topics, each running in late June and early July. … (Read More)

Encouraging words for Meds 2017 from Dr. Tithecott

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This marks the start of a busy semester for our Meds 2017. I hope you all enjoy the interesting and rich material of each session and understand the connections to your Semester 1 courses. … (Read More)

VERC Unavailable Tomorrow, January 15th from 12:30 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Attention Meds: the VERC will be unavailable tomorrow, January 15 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. … (Read More)

Meds 2016: well wishes from Dr. Tithecott

Monday, January 13, 2014

Best of luck to Meds 2016 with their assessment this week! … (Read More)

Share what matters to you

Monday, January 13, 2014

Are you involved in an interesting project or initiative? Participating in extracurricular activities? Share what matters to you on the YouME blog! Email Emily Leighton, your point of contact on the communications team. … (Read More)

Revisiting Osler’s Bedside Library - new CFMS project

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) will be leading a national revisiting of Osler’s Bedside Library. The organization is looking to find interested undergraduate medical students at every Canadian medical school to realize this project. … (Read More)

Latest issue of Choices is now available

Friday, January 10, 2014

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of Choices, the Careers in Medicine quarterly newsletter. This edition showcases orthopaedic surgey and presents an insider perspective on the resident selection process. … (Read More)

Congrats to our featured student authors

Friday, January 10, 2014

Five of our School’s medical students have published articles in the latest issue of Scrub-In. Read about professional collaboration, routine bloodwork gone wrong, experiencing a pediatric cardiac arrest, and more! … (Read More)

A Town Hall with Dr. Tithecott

Friday, January 10, 2014

Please join Dr. Tithecott for a Town Hall on January 23rd. … (Read More)

Medical summer student opportunities with the CMPA

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The CMPA is offering temporary employment opportunities during the summer of 2014 to Canadian medical students who have successfully completed their first or second year of studies. Learn about medico-legal, patient safety and risk identification issues affecting Canadian physicians. … (Read More)

Note of thanks from Dr. Tithecott

Thursday, January 9, 2014

UME faculty and staff would like to thank each student for being understanding of curricular changes due to the weather cancellations this week. … (Read More)

Check out Graduate Studies Preview Day on January 16th

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Graduate Studies is the perfect place to spark your passion and advance your academic career. You can learn more about our 17 programs offering MSc and PhD degrees on January 16th. … (Read More)

VERC Unavailable January 15th from 12:30 - 4:30pm

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Attention Meds: the VERC will be unavailable Wednesday, January 15 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. … (Read More)

Attention M2016s - Important Information regarding Key Topics in Family Medicine Assessment

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday and Wednesday's in-class quizzes were/will not be held. As a result, the in-class grade component of the course will be distributed equally over the remaining 3 quizzes. Please read for full details. … (Read More)

Show your school spirit by entering the OMSA photo contest

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Welcome to 2014, what better way to kick off a new year than with an opportunity to show some school spirit! Show your fellow Ontario medical students what winter looks like at Schulich Medicine. … (Read More)

IMPORTANT: Weather and curriculum updates from Dr. Tithecott

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Western has officially cancelled classes for today due to the extreme cold and wind chill. Please read for information on classes, missed course material and assessments. … (Read More)

Please read: An important message from UME

Monday, January 6, 2014

Due to today's inclement weather, we have several important announcements. Please click to read the article, as it contains specific updates on courses and lecture material. … (Read More)

PAIRO Trust Fund Student Award Nominations - Deadline extended to Friday Jan. 10

Monday, January 6, 2014

We urge you to take a few minutes to recognize ANY student colleague who has demonstrated innovative and effective leadership in areas such as student well-being, curriculum development, faculty liaison, and community involvement. … (Read More)

Apply for an OMSA Innovator Grant

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Innovator Grant is designed to encourage emerging physician leaders to implement creative ideas. … (Read More)

Welcome back from Dr. Tithecott

Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome back from Christmas break and good luck in 2014! … (Read More)

Extreme weather update from Dr. Tithecott

Monday, January 6, 2014

The extreme weather conditions have closed the University of Windsor campus today. Western is running on a normal schedule. … (Read More)