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December, 2014 Articles



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishing each of you a safe and happy New Year's Eve celebration! Enjoy the festivities and merriment. Best wishes for 2015 from everyone at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Student profile: Omar Zghal - In the right place

Monday, December 29, 2014

Omar Zghal always wanted to go to medical school. Blessed with a skill and love of science, which he coupled with a strong work ethic, he achieved his goal two years ago. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2018: SRTP match period open

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) encourages the pursuit of research interests during the summer months, across two years. Students will work with a faculty supervisor to gain exposure to basic and clinical research. Deadline for applications is January 26, 2015. … (Read More)

UME Accreditation: The importance of the research experience

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The development of strong research skills and the provision of medical care are inextricably linked. That’s why the research experience is stressed during your four years at Schulich Medicine. And it’s why the School has integrated research into the core curriculum. … (Read More)

Wishing you happy holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wishing you and your families health and happiness this holiday season. We are looking forward to a bright, prosperous and productive new year. Catch up on what's been happening at the School during the break by following us on Facebook and Twitter. … (Read More)

Food Fight 2015: Winner declared

Friday, December 19, 2014

Our students have claimed the gift and trophy with an outstanding effort. From the outset of the competition, staff also put in a solid showing. Overall winners are the Windsor/Essex and London Food Banks. Thanks to everyone who participated! … (Read More)

Happy holidays from Dr. Tithecott

Friday, December 19, 2014

The holiday season is time to be with family and friends. Take time to reconnect, relax, recharge and reflect on the events of the past year. Celebrate and enjoy - happy holidays! … (Read More)

Opportunity Reminder: History of Medicine Days - Call for Presentations

Thursday, December 18, 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)

Western News: Newsmakers 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How will we remember 2014? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 5th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit. Check out how each Newsmaker contributed to campus conversations – both important ones and entertaining ones. … (Read More)

From LEW to You: Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

With the holiday season upon us, LEW has your wellness in mind. Read on for a few simple tips to have your cake...and not regret it later! … (Read More)

Opportunity Reminder: Apply for The American Pediatric Society Student Research Program

Tuesday, December 16, 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)

Reminder: University holiday closure

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Western University will be closing for the holidays on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 a.m. through to 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 4. … (Read More)

Congratulations: CFMS AGM bid a success for Schulich Medicine

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Program will be hosting the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Annual General Meeting in September 2015! Congratulations to all involved who worked to make this exciting event happen for our School. … (Read More)

Check it out: Universal Health Coverage Day

Friday, December 12, 2014

Schulich Medicine students are participating in Universal Health Care Coverage Day. Be sure to follow #healthforall and #UHC on social media, and check out a selection of student photos. … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Good luck to Meds 2018

Friday, December 12, 2014

Semester one classes end today for Meds 2018. Best of luck on your assessment next week. A reminder as you prepare - pay attention to sleep, nutrition, social activities and exercise. These are instrumental to your success and well-being. … (Read More)

Update: Food Fight 2015

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The current tally for the food drive competition puts UME staff in the lead against Schulich Medicine students. Be sure to donate your non-perishable food items today! Closing date is December 17. … (Read More)

Save the date: 2nd Annual OMA Ski Day

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe, great food, entertainment and lots of fun! The 2nd Annual OMA Member Ski Day is taking place Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood. … (Read More)

UME Accreditation: News and updates

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Check out the most recent updates on the UME Accreditation process, including assessment details, the mock site visit, curriculum focus and more. … (Read More)

OMSA Medical Student of the Month: Kevin Dueck, Meds 2016

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Congratulations to Kevin Dueck, Meds 2016, on being named September's Medical Student of the Month by the Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA)! … (Read More)

From LEW to You: Resilience and Burnout

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry students face countless ups and downs during their academic and professional careers that can be testing and exhausting. Staying resilient is key to handling these challenges with composure and focus. … (Read More)

Nominations open: Windsor Program Awards of Excellence

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Windsor Program’s Awards of Excellence in Medical Education recognize exceptional performance and are the most prestigious teaching and peer awards presented by the Windsor Program. Nominate a peer or faculty member today! … (Read More)

Explore: Summer research opportunities at the University of Toronto

Monday, December 8, 2014

Are you an undergraduate student considering a career in leading-edge biomedical research? The Department of Medical Biophysics at UofT is hosting an Open House for potential students. Explore the interdisciplinary MSc and PhD Graduate and Summer Undergraduate Research programs. … (Read More)

Event reminder: Global Health Conversation Series today

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Global Health Conversation Series are a chance to have an informal discussion about global health topics led by experts in London. Dr. David Spence will provide an overview of hypertension and its prevalence in Africa. … (Read More)

Summer Opportunity: University of Groningen, Netherlands

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Check out the Medical Sciences Summer School program at the University of Groningen. There are more than five medical disciplines to choose from, involving both clinical practise and research. … (Read More)

Update: London Police Check Service Now Online

Friday, December 5, 2014

The London Police Service has just announced the launch of the Police Solutions website for the online submission of police record check requests. … (Read More)

A challenge to all UME staff and students

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It is Giving Tuesday at Western University and fitting that we announce the annual holiday food drive competition. UME staff and students are challenged to donate non-perishable goods. The winner in this epic staff vs. students battle will walk away with a trophy and awesome prizes. … (Read More)

Check it out: Global Health Conversation Series

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Global Health Conversation Series are a chance to have an informal discussion about global health topics led by experts in London. Dr. David Spence will provide an overview of hypertension, the number one cause of death and disability world-wide, and its prevalence in Africa. … (Read More)