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February, 2014 Articles



Mental health talk next week

Friday, February 28, 2014

Patrick Dion, Vice-Chair Mental Health Commission of Canada is coming to Western to speak about "tackling stigma and courageously standing up against mental health discrimination". This will be a timely and informative talk, ending with an engaging Q&A period with the audience. … (Read More)

Reminder: Apply for a CRA Summer Studentship

Friday, February 28, 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 deadline to apply is March 7. … (Read More)

Read the Family Medicine Expansion Report

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ontario’s faculties of medicine and the Ontario government embarked on a strategic collaboration to address a serious doctor shortage in 2003. Today, the faculties of medicine are graduating more than 500 doctors per year, according to a new report. … (Read More)

A Day’s Anatomy – introducing the YouME Blog photo contest

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Student experience in a snapshot! This March, we’re looking for smartphone pictures that capture your day at Schulich Medicine. Submit a photo for the chance to win a special prize! … (Read More)

Call for submissions to Murmurs

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Submit now to Murmurs, the Bilingual Literary Magazine of Art and Healing. The journal is accepting visual and creative works until March 15. … (Read More)

Save the date for the OMSA Wellness Retreat

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The OMSA is planning the 2nd annual Wellness Retreat on March 21 - 23 at the Briars Spa outside of Lake Simcoe. It's an opportunity for all medical students to take part in a perfect weekend for the chance to relax and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle! … (Read More)

Introducing our live Twitter Q&A guest tweeters

Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet our six guest tweeters, all current medical students at Schulich Medicine! They will be answering questions about Interview Weekend and our School’s student experience live on Twitter tonight. Join us from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. @SchulichMedDent. … (Read More)

Indigenous Children’s Health Symposium 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

The second annual Indigenous Children’s Health Symposium (ICHS) aims to connect students and community members to Canadian leaders in issues of indigenous child health in Canada. … (Read More)

"Name our hashtag contest" voting is now open

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is hosting a “name our hashtag” contest. We received more than 100 hashtag submissions from faculty, staff and students, and have narrowed it down to the top 5. Visit our Facebook Page and vote for your favourite new School hashtag! … (Read More)

Invitation from CSTAR to participate in research study

Friday, February 21, 2014

Medical students in 3rd and 4th year are invited to participate in a study that is being conducted at the Centre for Surgical Technology and Robotics (CSTAR), exploring attitudes relating to risk. … (Read More)

Migration and Ethnic Relations Colloquium Series

Thursday, February 20, 2014

All are welcome to attend "Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Matters of Migrant Bodies and Health" with Dr. Denise L. Spitzer on Thursday, February 27. … (Read More)

Special lecture on the history of family medicine

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Osler Society presents Family Medicine and the Vision of Dr. Ian McWhinney: Historical Change and Contemporary Challenges. Come out to the event on March 5. … (Read More)

Spring applications available for Global Health Electives Grant

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Are you planning for an elective in Global Health? Funding is available to students pursuing initiatives in low-resource countries and/or with underserved populations. … (Read More)

Hacking Health Pitch Night

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pitch an idea and find a team. Come out and share an idea to improve health care and gather a team to make it a reality! … (Read More)

Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day

Monday, February 17, 2014

The 28th annual conference in Geriatric Medicine provides professionals and students with another opportunity to broaden their knowledge base, to refine specific skills, and to meet with others who share their concern in improving quality care for the older adult. … (Read More)

Last chance to apply for the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

Monday, February 17, 2014

Apply now! The application deadline for the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship is February 19th. There are a total of 15 scholarships worth $10,000 each. … (Read More)

A Family Day message from Dr. Tithecott

Friday, February 14, 2014

As you look forward to the Family Day weekend, please remember to be safe while travelling outside. As well, use this opportunity to de-stress from your busy semester. Taking time to maintain personal health and wellness is important. … (Read More)

Reminder: Apply for an OMSA Innovator Grant

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Innovator Grant is designed as part of the OMSA development strategy to encourage emerging physician leaders to implement creative ideas. Applications are due February 21. … (Read More)

Check out the new MedLINCS video, featuring our very own meds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Two of our current med students are reaching out to high school students in a promotional video for MedLINCS! Natalie Sirizzotti and Scott Laing both experienced the program as high school participants and are now encouraging others to sign up. … (Read More)

Experience Israel

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This coming June 2014, Taglit-Birthright Israel, Israel Outdoors, and the American Physicians and Friends for Medicine in Israel will once again be partnering to provide a free 10-day experience in Israel designed for Jewish medical and nursing students. … (Read More)

Attention Windsor meds: New research opportunities

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Windsor Program, in collaboration with the University of Windsor's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Human Kinetics, is offering 10 research opportunities for Year 1 and 2 Windsor Program students. … (Read More)

Schulich Science Trivia Night

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mark your calendars for Schulich Science Trivia Night! Brought to you by the Schulich Graduate Students' Council, the Hippocratic Council, and Strong Bones, Strong Minds, Strong Muscles. … (Read More)

Worth reading: Articles of interest from Dr. Tithecott

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Three interesting articles on advocacy for health improvements, highlighting efforts to promote prevention as the means for wellness. … (Read More)

Enjoy a night out at the Hungry for Change Gala

Monday, February 10, 2014

Purchase your tickets for the Hungry for Change Gala, an annual semi-formal dinner that raises awareness about global inequality. Special ticket price available to students and residents! … (Read More)

You’re invited: special screening of the admissions video

Monday, February 10, 2014

With MD interview weekend fast approaching, the latest admissions video is ready for release. The production team is hosting a screening of the full video this week at Western Film. … (Read More)

Share your research with fellow medical students and faculty

Friday, February 7, 2014

Share your research at the History of Medicine Colloquium, showcasing the work of Schulich Medicine students. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations. … (Read More)

Give blood as part of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Blood Donor Drive

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Hippocratic Council is holding the Schulich Blood Donor Drive on February 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m in MSB 193. Book an appointment online or just drop in. … (Read More)

Apply for an Earl Russell Trainee Grant in Pain Research

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mini-grants of up to $10,000 are available annually to provide seed funding for pain research projects initiated by trainees, including medical students, registered at Western University or Lawson Health Research Institute. … (Read More)

UBC Medical Journal currently accepting submissions

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The UBC Medical Journal (UBCMJ) is currently accepting submissions for its September 2014 issue. Medical students and health professionals throughout Canada are encouraged to submit! … (Read More)

A weather message from UME

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

While the University of Windsor and Western University remain open today, the weather is causing difficult travel conditions and the roads are treacherous. Students should take every precaution when travelling. … (Read More)

Attention Class of 2014: Apply for the Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Awarded annually to a student in Year 4 based on the candidate's interest in Family Medicine as well as their interest in working with aboriginal or indigenous communities. … (Read More)

Applying to graduate: A message from the Registrar's Office

Monday, February 3, 2014

Attention Meds 2014! The following message from the Registrar's Office applies to you. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2014 Convocation is March 15. … (Read More)

Four Directions Summer Research Program - applications still open

Monday, February 3, 2014

This is an exciting summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. … (Read More)

Reminder: apply for the Susan Bradley Scholarship

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Susan Bradley Scholarship Fund is receiving applications for a summer student placement, including a $5,000 stipend. This student placement is for first and second year medical students with an interest in gaining a better understanding of child and adolescent psychiatry. … (Read More)