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From Dr. Tithecott: Welcome to Interview Weekend

Friday, February 27, 2015

Welcome to all the prospective students coming to Schulich Medicine for Interview Weekend. We hope you enjoy your experience here and get to know our School. Thanks to all our current Schulich Medicine students who have assisted in planning, organizing and assisting this weekend. Have fun! … (Read More)

Opportunity reminder: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

Friday, February 27, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital 2015 Bursary Opportunity. This is a six-week elective program for medical students to work in a busy community hospital alongside attending physicians. Apply by March 6, 2015. … (Read More)

Did You Know? Eduroam Wireless Internet is now available at external sites

Friday, February 27, 2015

You can now access the Internet using your Western credentials at any London hospital and at other partner institutions across Canada and abroad. Learn more about eduroam Wireless Internet and how to set up your access. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2017 and 2018: Lecture slides available

Friday, February 27, 2015

Please check your email for a memo on lecture slides. Thanks to your student leaders for working with the UME office on this issue. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: The Vulnerable Physician

Friday, February 27, 2015

Join Western Vitals, the Psychiatry Interest Group and the Student Support Team for "The Vulnerable Physician: Substance use disorders in the medical profession" on Thursday, March 5. … (Read More)

From Dr. Tithecott: Thank you for your feedback

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My thanks to those students who shared their lunch hour with our Hippo President Han Yan at the town hall last week. I appreciate your suggestions and feedback on Schulich Medicine's curriculum and student life. … (Read More)

Reminder: Apply for the Dr. Susan Bradley Scholarship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Susan Bradley Scholarship Fund is receiving applications for a summer student placement until March 6. This student placement is limited to first and second year medical students with an interest in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of child and adolescent psychiatry. … (Read More)

Ask Our Meds event recap: Check out the #askMEd activity from our live Twitter chat

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This week we hosted a live Twitter chat for prospective meds. Six Schulich Medicine students connected with the Twitterverse as our guest tweeters for the evening, answering questions about our School's student experience. Check out a recap of the #askMEd Twitter activity from Storify! … (Read More)

School News: Check out the latest Curriculum Competency banner

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Be sure to check out our latest Curriculum Competency banner, covering "Manager", in the hallways of London and Windsor. This is number six in our series of seven competencies. Thanks to the students featured on the banners so far. … (Read More)

Event reminder: Celebrate Founder's Day at Western University

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join us for a special lunchtime presentation in celebration of Western University’s Founder’s Day. Shelley McKellar, PhD, will explore the changes in medical and dental practice, through the evaluation of historical artifacts and the work of Western University professors and London practitioners. … (Read More)

From Dr. Tithecott: Welcome to Dr. Geneviève Moineau

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes Dr. Geneviève Moineau, president and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), for a two-day visit to our School and Western University. Dr. Moineau will be meeting with Schulich Medicine students today during lunch. … (Read More)

Ask Our Meds: Live Twitter chat for prospective students TONIGHT

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We're hosting a live Twitter chat tonight for prospective meds. Know anyone coming to Schulich Medicine for Interview Weekend? Help us connect with them on social media! Six current Schulich Medicine students will be guest tweeting and answering questions about our School. … (Read More)

Take a break: Virtual Scavenger Hunt 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Explore research, solve clues, and win prizes with the Research Matters Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Research Matters will be giving away prizes to clue solvers every day. Scavengers who get all 21 clues correct will be able to unlock a secret message and prize opportunities. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Scholars to Leaders Series

Monday, February 23, 2015

Join us for a Scholars to Leaders Series presentation on Wednesday, February 25. Western's Vice-Provost (International), Dr. Julie McMullin, will be presenting "Are Leaders Born or Made?: The Role of Education in the Cultivation of Leadership Skills". … (Read More)

Live Twitter Chat: Introducing Team Three

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meet our Team Three guest tweeters, Vanessa DeMelo and Ranbir Verraich. They will be answering questions about Interview Weekend and our School’s student experience live on Twitter this Wednesday (February 25). Join us from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. @SchulichMedDent. … (Read More)

Live Twitter Chat: Introducing Team Two

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meet our Team Two guest tweeters, Tehmina Ahmad and Noah Stern. They will be answering questions about Interview Weekend and our School’s student experience live on Twitter this Wednesday (February 25). Join us from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. @SchulichMedDent. … (Read More)

Live Twitter Chat: Introducing Team One

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meet our Team One guest tweeters, Justin Cottrell and Maria Khami. They will be answering questions about Interview Weekend and our School’s student experience live on Twitter this Wednesday (February 25). Join us from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. @SchulichMedDent. … (Read More)

Reminder: Buy your tickets for the Hungry for Change Gala

Tuesday, February 17, 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 prices are available to students and residents! … (Read More)

Weekend Reading: Can reading fiction make you a better doctor?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Medical students are great at studying, looking up information on the internet, reading papers, and reviewing textbooks — but what happens when a student needs to work on something that is not easily found in one of these resources?" Read the full article from in-Training... … (Read More)

Important Info: Global Health Electives Grant

Friday, February 13, 2015

Funding is available through the Office of Global Health to medical students pursuing initiatives in low-resource countries and/or with underserved populations. Applications are due March 15, at 11:59 p.m. … (Read More)

News: Voting is open for the 2015 USC election

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s time to vote for your 2015-2016 student representatives! You also have the opportunity to vote on referendums regarding the funding of the Western Marching Band and Orientation Week. Polls close at 8:00 p.m. tonight. … (Read More)

Summer Opportunity: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital 2015 Bursary Opportunity

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital 2015 Bursary Opportunity. This is a six-week elective program for medical students to work in a busy community hospital alongside attending physicians. Apply by March 6, 2015. … (Read More)

Event: Celebrate Founder’s Day at Western University

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Join us for a special lunchtime presentation in celebration of Western University’s Founder’s Day. Shelley McKellar, PhD, will explore the changes in medical and dental practice, through the evaluation of historical artifacts and the work of Western University professors and London practitioners. … (Read More)

News: Five new Regional Academic Directors (RAD) announced

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dr. George Kim, assistant dean, Rural, Regional and Community Engagement, is pleased to announce five new Regional Academic Directors (RAD) for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education Network... … (Read More)

Contest Opportunity: And the Memmy goes to...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Introducing the Memmys - this video contest from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine is back for a third year. Tap into your humour and creativity for the chance to win a Memmy (or Medical Emmy)! … (Read More)

News: Dr. Michael Strong reappointed to second term as Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Friday, February 6, 2015

Dr. Michael Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021. … (Read More)

Ask Our Meds: Live Twitter chat for prospective students

Friday, February 6, 2015

Know anyone coming to Schulich Medicine for Interview Weekend? Help us connect with them on social media! We're hosting a LIVE Twitter chat for prospective students. A group of our meds will be guest tweeting from the School's account to answer questions about our School. … (Read More)

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Attention Meds 2015! The following message from the Registrar's Office applies to you. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 Convocation is April 30. … (Read More)

Opportunity Reminder: Apply for the William B. Bean Student Research Award

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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)

ICYMI: MedPals in the news

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"About 20 Windsor high school students aspiring to a career in medicine got a look under the hood of life at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Windsor Program on Tuesday night." Read the complete Windsor Star article. … (Read More)

International Development Week: Special talk by Dr. Clare Mitchell

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Join us for a special talk on Friday to mark International Development Week. Dr. Clare Mitchell, Department of Paediatrics, will be speaking to Schulich Medicine students about her experience as part of a medical mission to Guyana. … (Read More)

Battle of the Meds vs. Dents: Support your hockey team

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Schulich Medicine students are being challenged to a spirited game of hockey by the School's dentistry students. Come out to cheer on your fellow Meds! Saturday, February 7 at 9:00 p.m. … (Read More)

Final Reminder: Nominations for Windsor Program Awards of Excellence

Wednesday, February 4, 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 by Friday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m. … (Read More)

Summer Opportunity: Dr. Susan Bradley Scholarship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Susan Bradley Scholarship Fund is now receiving applications for a summer student placement. This student placement is limited to first and second year medical students with an interest in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of child and adolescent psychiatry. … (Read More)

Call for Nominations: Global Health Awards

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nominations are now open for six Global Health Awards. Take a moment to recognize a deserving peer for their commitment to global health and underserved populations. Students are also welcome to self-nominate. Deadlines for all awards are Saturday, February 28. … (Read More)

Update: Morning lectures posted

Monday, February 2, 2015

We have been informed by ITS that morning lectures are now posted in the lecture capture system. Afternoon lectures will be posted later today. … (Read More)

International Learning: Safety Abroad policy

Monday, February 2, 2015

Western has adopted a new Safety Abroad policy designed to help ensure safe experiences for Western undergraduate and graduate students who travel internationally as part of a university activity. … (Read More)

From Dr. Gary Tithecott: Weather statement for February 2

Monday, February 2, 2015

The University of Windsor is closed due to the weather. Western University is open and operating on a normal schedule. For students in London, make sure to check travel conditions on your route and give yourself extra time in getting to and from campus. Read more for additional details. … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2015: Match Moments Video Challenge

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is launching the 2015 Match Moments Video Challenge. Match Day is the culmination of years of hard work, and the Video Challenge gives you the chance to celebrate this milestone by recording and sharing your match moment for a chance to win up to $500. … (Read More)