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November, 2014 Articles



Event reminder: Pizza Day for United Way

Friday, November 28, 2014

We heard the cries of faculty, staff and students for MORE PIZZA! A second Pizza Day will be held on Friday, November 28. Buy a slice and support our goal of raising $150,000. … (Read More)

Check it out: Psychiatry Interest Group Workshop

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stressed out? Worried about your peers? The Psychiatry Interest Group in collaboration with Western Vitals is hosting a workshop on identifying when our peers are in crisis and advice on how to offer support. Check it out on December 1 at 12:30 p.m. … (Read More)

Learning Update: Video sharing

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The UME program has upgraded to a more comprehensive video sharing platform in partnership with Kaltura Open Source Video. This platform puts us at the cutting edge of video delivery of curriculum content. … (Read More)

Opportunity Reminder: Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This award recognizes a medical student who has demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for leadership. Up to $3000 is also provided to support this individual’s leadership activities. Submissions are due Friday, November 28. … (Read More)

Bursary Opportunity: Ontario Medical Foundation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Ontario Medical Foundation offers two bursaries of $500 each to all six medical schools each year to assist students in taking up elective programs. The deadline to apply is December 5, 2014. … (Read More)

Check it out: Pizza Day for United Way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

We heard the cries of faculty, staff and students for MORE PIZZA! A second Pizza Day will be held on Friday, November 28. Buy a slice and support our goal of raising $150,000. … (Read More)

Check it out: World AIDS Day at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More people die in a 48 hour period from HIV/AIDS than have died in the entire Ebola epidemic so far. With 27 million people infected worldwide, it continues to be the world’s number one killer. Join us for a panel discussion with leading HIV/AIDS researchers on December 1. … (Read More)

From LEW to You: Surviving Group Work

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Group work is among the most frequently complained about part of course assignments. Make it easier for yourself and your group members by avoiding these three common mistakes that compromise success... … (Read More)

Check it out: Coffee Day for United Way

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Be sure to buy a coffee on Wednesday, November 26 from the Tim Horton’s in the Medical Sciences Building. Dr. Michael J. Strong, dean, and several of our School’s Vice Deans will be proudly brewing up a storm and serving customers. … (Read More)

Volunteer Opportunity: Social Media and Critical Care Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014

SMACC Conference is an innovative critical care conference that integrates education, patient care and social media. From ultrasound wars to airways workshops, the conference brings together a community of doctors, nurses and paramedics from around the world. … (Read More)

Photo Gallery: OMSW 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Check out photos from OMSW 2014 and relive your memories from the weekend in Niagara. … (Read More)

Congratulations: Meds on the Run

Friday, November 21, 2014

Our own Meds on the Run – Schulich Medicine's running club – participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last month. Congratulations to Hannah Ernst (2017), Vince Le (2017), Zach Levacque (2018), Nauman Malik (2017) and George Wang (2018)! … (Read More)

Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship Program

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Eye Foundation of Canada is accepting applications from medical students for scholarship awards to pursue summer experiences in opthalmic medicine, surgery and research. … (Read More)

Funding Opportunity: Western Humanitarian Award

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Western Humanitarian Award is to recognize faculty, staff and students at Western, who are engaged in improving the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world. $5,000 is available to support these humanitarian efforts. … (Read More)

Supporting the local community - Schulich Medicine's Halloween Food Drive

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Congratulations to our Meds 2018s and Meds 2017s on a very successful Halloween Food Drive. A total of 428 cans (more than 350 lbs) was donated to the London Food Bank. The 2017s won by a narrow margin of 221 to 207 cans. … (Read More)

Western Student Research Conference (WSRC): Present your research

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WSRC is a multidisciplinary research conference taking place in March 2015. The organizing is currently looking for undergraduate students who have completed research and would like to present at the conference. … (Read More)

Medical Students Group Blood Donation

Monday, November 17, 2014

Be the type to save a life by donating blood. Your fellow med students are hosting a group blood donation tomorrow in the UCC. Book an appointment and donate! … (Read More)

Hot Topics in Postgraduate Education: HUGO, Patient Safety and Education

Friday, November 14, 2014

Med students are welcome to attend this PGME event, facilitated by Dr. Chris Watling, associate dean. The session will focus on the computerized provider order entry system and its impact on learners. … (Read More)

Reminder: Global Health Conversation today

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dr. Michael Silverman, head of infectious disease at London Health Sciences Centre, will discuss infectious disease in crisis situations, with focus on his experience working in Zimbabwe during the socioeconomic crisis and cholera epidemics of 2008 and 2009. … (Read More)

Apply now: William B. Bean Student Research Award

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This award supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities. It is sponsored by the American Osler Society. The research award is $1,500. … (Read More)

Reminder: Enter your poem in the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

Thursday, November 13, 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)

Check out the International Experiences Showcase today

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students will share their global health experiences at the International Experiences Showcase, part of Western University's International Week. … (Read More)

OMSW Countdown: Three days to go

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Ontario Medical Students' Weekend (OMSW) is taking place this coming weekend in Niagara Falls. If you're attending, check out these helpful guides to make the most of your weekend. … (Read More)

Reminder: Global Health Conversation today

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dr. Arlene MacDougall will provide an overview of the global burden of mental disorders and discuss some of the innovative approaches that are being used to address the significant treatment gaps in mental health. … (Read More)

From LEW to You: Easy Money Saving Tips

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Students know that while being young and free is great, being broke and hungry is not. Whether you are frugal or budget-oblivious, here are a few tips on saving money to make your student life more comfortable and to help keep your wallet happy... … (Read More)

Today we remember

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Today, we take a moment to reflect and give thanks for the great gift of freedom we live with in Canada. Please pause and remember the sacrifice made by members of our military and their families across many generations and geographies. Join us for a Remembrance Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2015: MSPR letters posted to CaRMS

Monday, November 10, 2014

Please be aware that Dawn MacDonald, Clinical Electives and Observerships Coordinator, has successfully posted each of your MSPR letters to CaRMS. Good luck to each of you and enjoy the last six weeks of Clinical Science Electives! … (Read More)

Commitment to the Community: Empowering youth living with epilepsy

Monday, November 10, 2014

For Justin Cottrell, Meds 2017, a unique mix of educational experiences and his new path in medicine sparked his interest in working on a career management resource for youth living with epilepsy... … (Read More)

History of Medicine Days Conference – Call for Presentations

Friday, November 7, 2014

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation on the history of medicine and health care. The History of Medicine Days is an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary taking place in March 2015. … (Read More)

From LEW to You – a new web series for Schulich Medicine students

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Learner Equity & Wellness Office (LEW) is excited to offer a new web series featuring timely topics aimed at student wellness. Watch for new posts on Tuesdays, twice per month. … (Read More)

White Coat, Warm Art Exhibit – Call for submissions

Monday, November 3, 2014

Artwork submissions are being accepted from health care professional trainees and practitioners for the White Coat, Warm Art Exhibit at the 2015 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Vancouver, BC. … (Read More)