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October, 2014 Articles



Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Enjoy the spooky festivities and delicious treats. But be warned, frightful weather is in the forecast - stay warm in the chilly temperatures. … (Read More)

A message to Meds 2017 and 2018 from Dr. Tithecott

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Please check your emails for the new outline on governance with Observerships. Observerships are one of many tools to complement your pre-Clerkship curricular experience at Schulich Medicine, and there are two days set aside each week in your calendar for independent learning. … (Read More)

Nominate Schulich Medicine for host of the CFMS 2015 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) is now accepting applications from member schools to host the 2015 Annual General Meeting! Applications are being accepted until December 5. … (Read More)

Join the OMSA Communications Committee

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA) is looking for creative and enthusiastic students to become involved in its Communications Committee. … (Read More)

A Great Debate: Han Yan vs. Dr. Michael Rieder

Monday, October 27, 2014

Han Yan, Hippocratic President, is taking on Dr. Michael Rieder, Assistant Dean, in a debate this Friday. The issue of contention is the preference of domestic and international applicants within the residency selection process. … (Read More)

Reminder: Global Health Conversation Series today

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Global Health Conversation Series are a chance to have an informal discussion about global health topics led by experts in London. Dr. James Calvin will be joining us today to discuss Inner City Health. … (Read More)

Meds: Information about Ebola virus disease

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Please review the email distributed this week from the UME, PGE and LEW Associate Deans regarding the Ebola virus disease and student education. … (Read More)

Apply for the Undergraduate Enrichment Travel Fund

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Medical students who have engaged in research activities and have been accepted to present at national or international conferences may wish to apply for the Undergraduate Enrichment Travel Fund to help defray costs associated with travel. The next deadline is November 1, 2014. … (Read More)

Important Info: Medical Student Performance Record

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There are several documents that make up a CaRMS residency application. The MSPR/Dean’s letter is a letter of standing from the dean or principal of your medical school. Please read for more details. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2015: Next steps for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Read about the next steps to applying for the Spring 2015 MCCQE Part I. … (Read More)

OMSA Medical Student of the Month: Nominate a classmate today

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nominate an inspiring classmate for the OMSA's Medical Student of the Month for October. Whether it's interesting research you think should be highlighted, a great story from clerkship, or an amazing leadership - all nominations are welcome! … (Read More)

Reminder: Sign up for Hitting the Books

Monday, October 20, 2014

Western Vitals and the Student Development Centre are hosting Hitting the Books this Wednesday (October 22). This workshop will cover learning tools to make school life easier and prepare you for clerkship. … (Read More)

Apply now: OMA Student Ambassador Program

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Ontario Medical Association's General Council is happening on November 21 to 23. Selected first and second year medical students are invited to take part through the Student Ambassador Program. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2015: Important message from Dr. Tithecott regarding international electives

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To all students in Meds 2015 who may be travelling overseas for electives shortly, we wish to notify you that an approach to screening and travel restrictions will be developed this week, in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and other international teaching hospitals. … (Read More)

Town Hall with Dr. Tithecott and Han Yan, Hippo President - October 21

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dr. Tithecott with be presenting at a Town Hall on October 21, in partnership with Han Yan, Hippocratic President. Please make every effort to attend. … (Read More)

Submit your writing and art to in-Training

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

in-Training is looking for medical students of all class years to submit written and artistic works about their experiences in medicine for the peer-edited online publication. … (Read More)

A Taste of Psychiatry

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This complimentary event, hosted by the Department of Psychiatry, is an opportunity for you to join your fellow students, residents and consultants to explore what a career in Psychiatry has to offer. … (Read More)

Office of Global Health: Town Hall October 16

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All are welcome to attend the OGH Town Hall this Thursday. Drs. Katsivo, Sukhera and Mawhinney will be presenting, in collaboration with student leadership. Special guest Dr. Michael Silverman, head of infectious disease at London’s hospitals, will also be joining the discussion. … (Read More)

Summer research opportunity with The American Pediatric Society

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Society for Pediatric Research and The American Pediatric Society are offering an opportunity to medical students who wish to participate in a pediatric laboratory/research group at a medical school other than their own. … (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, October 10, 2014

The UME program wishes each of you an enjoyable weekend and safe travels. Have a great time with families and friends. Best wishes also to those on call with clerkship. … (Read More)

Stories of Illness and Health - October 26

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How does the art of storytelling work to improve health care education and the experience of patient care? Stories of Illness and Health invites members of the public to experience the stories of people living with illness. … (Read More)

Global Health Conversations: Aboriginal Health

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Global Health Conversation Series are a chance to have an informal discussion about global health topics led by experts in London. Dr. Lloy Wylie will be joining us on October 20 to discuss Aboriginal health. … (Read More)

A Visit with Dr. Vincent Lam - October 24

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Giller-prize winning author and physician Vincent Lam will be at Western University on October 24 for a lecture and book reading. "Narrative in Medicine - Why We Need Stories in an Age of Evidence" is a free event and open to the campus community. … (Read More)

University of Windsor Labour Disruption Update – Oct. 3, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

On Friday, October 3, 2014, the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) reached a tentative agreement with the University of Windsor. A ratification meeting and vote are planned for early next week, and we expect details will be released at that time. … (Read More)

Sign up today: Hitting the Books workshop

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Western Vitals and the Student Development Centre are hosting Hitting the Books on October 22. This workshop will cover learning tools to make school life easier and prepare you for clerkship. … (Read More)

Call for entries: Williams Carlos Poetry Competition

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition is open to medical students attending schools of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada. Cash prizes are available for the top three poets. The entry deadline is December 31, 2014. … (Read More)