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Attention Meds 2017 and 2018: Summer research opportunity with the Office of Global Health

Friday, January 30, 2015

Are you interested in experiencing health research on an international level? Read more about an opportunity to study "Determinants of Blood Pressure Control in African Hypertension Clincs" with placements offered in South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Hungry for Change Gala

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Hungry for Change Gala is an annual semi-formal dinner that raises awareness about global health issues. This year's theme is Access to Medicine: Local, National and Global. Special ticket price are available to students and residents! … (Read More)

Conference Opportunity: WONCA World Rural Health Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Attend the 13th WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Workshop topics include rural health diversity, recruitment and retention, and leadership. The conference is taking place April 15-18, 2015. There is also an opportunity to submit a short video to YouTube. … (Read More)

Summer Opportunity: AAP Research and Clinical Externships

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is now accepting applications for Research and Clinical Externships from first year medical students in physical medicine and rehabilitation. There are two eight-week programs offered, with attached stipends of $4,000. … (Read More)

Summer Opportunity: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Summer Medical Student Scholarship Program is an exciting experience in academic developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation, and is open to all second-year medical students in Ontario. … (Read More)

Bell Let's Talk Day

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. People across the country are talking and tweeting about mental illness. Join the conversation on social media and help us end the stigma. Follow us @SchulichMedDent for messages and stories, and connect nationally using #BellLetsTalk. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Shifting Perspectives in Stress Management

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Having trouble managing your stress levels? Discover ways to minimize and manage distress at the Shifting Perspectives for Stress Management event, presented by the Student Experience Wellness Series. Monday, February 2 in the Mustang Lounge. Reserve your free ticket today! … (Read More)

Reminder: Apply for an Ontario Medical Student Bursary

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Apply now for a 2014/2015 Named Bursary through the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund. There are 24 bursaries available, at $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2015. … (Read More)

Weekend Reading: Across the horizon

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jimmy Yan, Meds 2015, outlines some tips for making the most of your CaRMS interview travel on the UWOMJ Blog. … (Read More)

Final reminder: Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)

Friday, January 23, 2015

The deadline for SRTP applications is Monday, January 26. 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. … (Read More)

Important Info: Mistreatment Policy, Code of Conduct and Professionalism

Friday, January 23, 2015

Did you know that the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a Mistreatment Policy? As an important member of the School community, it is your right to know about our policies and how they protect your rights to live and learn. … (Read More)

News: Be Extraordinary banner features Dr. Margaret Chan

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Medical Sciences Building is now fully decked out in Schulich Medicine pride! Alumna Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, is featured on the latest Be Extraordinary building banner, titled "Extraordinary health care starts here". … (Read More)

Tips and Tricks: Preparing for Success

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Check out these helpful resources from Learner Equity & Wellness (LEW) to keep yourself on the path to success this term. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2015: CaRMS interview resource

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Career counsellors at the Student Success Centre have compiled interview tips and resources to help you be in your best form for your CaRMS interviews. … (Read More)

Research Opportunity: Apply now for the LIFT Program in Urology

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 Joseph & Carol Reich Leadership and Innovation Fellowship Training (LIFT) Program in Urology at UC Irvine School of Medicine. This intensive one-year program provides training and experience in urologic research. … (Read More)

From LEW to You: Enjoy Winter Activities on a Budget

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

With its shorter days, icy winds and chilling cold, winter is not typically a season to get excited about. But it doesn't have to be dreadful! Read on for some ideas to keep you out of hibernation. … (Read More)

Creative expression: Submit your writing and art to in-Training

Monday, January 19, 2015

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)

CBC Piano Hero: Cast your vote for Thomas Shi

Monday, January 19, 2015

Our very own Thomas Shi is competing in CBC Music's Piano Hero competition, the search for Canada's favourite amateur classical pianist. Check out his video performance and cast your vote by January 22! … (Read More)

Reminder: Apply for the Summer Research Training Program

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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)

Opportunity Reminder: Submit your artwork for the White Coat, Warm Art Exhibit

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

A thank you message from Dr. Tithecott

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The UME Accreditation Team would like to thank the students involved in the School's Mock Accreditation process this week. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated, and will help us prepare for the April site visit. … (Read More)

Reminder: Launch event for SWORP next week

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Please join us on Monday, January 19 for the launch of the Schulich-UWindsor Opportunities for Research Excellence Program (SWORP). Learn about how you can engage in ongoing research projects with health and medical researchers. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, January 15. … (Read More)

Discussion point: Are 'approved' homeopathic cold and flu remedies safe?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Carly Weeks, health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, checks in with our own Dr. Michael Rieder about the "natural" products available at the drug store. … (Read More)

Reminder: Nominations for Windsor Program Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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)

Apply Now: Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund

Monday, January 12, 2015

Apply now for a 2014/2015 Named Bursary through the Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund. There are 24 bursaries available, at $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2015. … (Read More)

Welcome to the mock accreditation team

Monday, January 12, 2015

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes our mock accreditation team to the London and Windsor campuses. Thanks to our faculty, staff and students who have taken time to meet with the mock accreditors this week and share our School's excellence in education. … (Read More)

ICYMI: 30 things I've learned in 30 years as a doctor

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Looking for some weekend reading? Check out "30 things I've learned in 30 years as a doctor" - Dr. Jane Philpott shares a letter written to her daughter at the start of her medical school journey. … (Read More)

You are invited: Launch event for SWORP (Windsor Program)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Please join us on Monday, January 19 for the launch of the Schulich-UWindsor Opportunities for Research Excellence Program (SWORP). Learn about how you can engage in ongoing research projects with health and medical researchers. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, January 15. … (Read More)

MedGames 2015: Good luck to our Schulich Medicine team

Friday, January 9, 2015

Good luck to our MedGames 2015 team as they depart for Montreal this afternoon. A total of 167 Schulich Medicine students are attending this year and competing in more than 12 sports and competitions. … (Read More)

Good luck to Meds 2017 and our MedGames participants

Friday, January 9, 2015

Best of luck to Meds 2017 in your end of semester assessments next week. As well, best wishes to our students travelling to MedGames 2015 in Montreal. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend and good luck in your competitions! … (Read More)

Weather update: Snow removal continues across campus

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Western Facilities Management crews have been using road and sidewalk plows to clear snow away since 7 a.m. Efforts to clear roads, walkways, building entrances, as well as salting of roads and walkways, will be ongoing throughout the day. … (Read More)

Congratulations: Kevin Dueck and Tavis Apramian

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Congratulations to Kevin Dueck, Meds 2016, and Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate, on their articles published in Literary Liniment, a medical humanities anthology through the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). … (Read More)

A message from Dr. Tithecott: Student involvement

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

We greatly appreciate the students who have agreed to meet with our mock accreditation team next week. I would also like to meet with members of Meds 2016 and 2017 regarding HUGO in clinical learning. Please contact your class leadership if interested. … (Read More)

Welcome back from Dr. Tithecott

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome back to campus to Meds 2015, 2017 and 2018. For Meds 2016, welcome back to clerkship. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Best wishes for your classes, training and learning in 2015. … (Read More)

Why Should I Hire You? The 10 Toughest Interview Questions

Friday, January 2, 2015

For Meds 2015 looking to residency interviews, check out this list from Forbes to help prepare for those tough questions. … (Read More)