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September, 2015 Articles



Opportunity: Choosing Wisely Canada STARS Leadership Summit - November 14

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Choosing Wisely Canada is launching Students Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS) this fall. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Summit in Toronto on November 14 and will help to launch the campaign at their home school. Deadline to apply is October 2. … (Read More)

Office of Global Health: Town Hall October 1

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

All are welcome to attend the OGH Town Hall this Thursday, October 1. Drs. Sukhera and Mawhinney will be presenting. … (Read More)

Rapport Magazine: Summer learning

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Each summer, Schulich Medicine undergraduate students venture off open to the possibilities electives offer. They return in the fall with greater confidence, increased self-awareness, and a better understanding of their future role as a health care provider. … (Read More)

Message from Dr. Tithecott: Thank you for a memorable Homecoming

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thanks to each student who contributed to the Homecoming events this past weekend. The morning events on campus and the Dean's Gala were all memorable and supported our strong School culture. … (Read More)

Attention Windsor Program students: Essex County Medical Society memberhips available

Monday, September 28, 2015

The ECMS is offering year-long student memberships for $10. Benefits include admission to the Annual Gala and Clinic Day events, the opportunity to meet faculty members outside the classroom, participation in ECMS-sponsored social activities and the annual Golf Day. Read more for details. … (Read More)

Message from Dr. Tithecott: Welcome to returning Schulich Medicine alumni

Friday, September 25, 2015

A warm welcome to our alumni, many of whom are returning to campus this weekend for Homecoming celebrations. We hope you enjoy the events our School is offering. Thank you to the speakers, staff, faculty and students who are contributing to the weekend events. … (Read More)

Message from Dr. Tithecott: Homecoming activities

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Homecoming weekend is fast approaching. Please try to attend some of the exciting events, including the Homecoming CME - Medicine Then and Now and the Dean's Distinguished Lecture featuring Let's Talk Science Founder Bonnie Schmidt, PhD'93. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Hitting the Books

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Western Vitals, in partnership with the Student Development Centre, presents Hitting the Books. This workshop session will equip you with learning tools to make school life easier and help study material stick, so you'll be well prepared for Clerkship and beyond. … (Read More)

Opportunity: William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 34th annual poetry writing competition. Poems can reflect medical as well as non-medical subjects. Deadline is December 31. … (Read More)

Award Opportunity: Global Health Awards

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Global Health program is now accepting applications for the Global Health Awards. Two awards are available for Schulich Medicine students pursuing international electives. Deadline is Friday, September 25. … (Read More)

Campus News: WesternU Helping Syria

Monday, September 21, 2015

As you're out and about campus this week, please support Western's Help Syria campaign by dropping your loose change into any of the donation jars located around the Campus Eateries. All donations collected will support Western's Help Syria - Refugee Sponsorship Fund. … (Read More)

From Dr. Tithecott: Congratulations for a successful CFMS AGM

Monday, September 21, 2015

Congratulations to the Schulich Medicine student leaders who hosted a successful Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) this weekend at our Windsor campus. Special acknowledgement to Han Yan and Yousif Atwan, both Medicine Class of 2018, the new Ontario reps. … (Read More)

Weekend Reading: Dear 23 Year Old Me

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dr. Jimmy Yan, MD'15, writes to his younger self, just as he was entering medical school. Read about what he wish he knew then, his tips for success and the importance of first impressions. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: AAMC #StudyMed Twitter Chat

Friday, September 18, 2015

Check out the Association of American Medical College’s #StudyMed Twitter chat, a live Q&A on study skills and learning strategies for medical school. Tuesday, September 22 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. … (Read More)

Upcoming Event: Psychiatry Movie Night

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Department of Psychiatry invites Schulich Medicine students to meet the team over pizza and a movie on Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading for more details. … (Read More)

From theory to practice: Taking medical education outside the classroom

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This summer, Adriana Cappelletti, Medicine Class of 2018, put her classroom knowledge to use in two Niagara Falls family medicine practices. Beyond increasing her confidence, the electives exposed her to chronic disease management, prenatal care and positive physician-patient relationships. … (Read More)

Faculty Reflection: Transitions by Dr. Gary Tithecott

Monday, September 14, 2015

As the saying goes, the only constant in life is change. Dr. Gary Tithecott reflects on the important transitions taking place at this time of year for Schulich Medicine students, and discusses the significance of transitions throughout a medical career. … (Read More)

News: Matthew Quinn, Medicine Class of 2017, receives The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame award

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Dr. Alan Hudson and Robert W. Noakes Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes a second-year medical student who demonstrates perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit, and shows outstanding potential as a future leader and innovator of health care in Canada. … (Read More)

News: Schulich Medicine receives ASPIRE Award of Excellence for Student Engagement

Monday, September 14, 2015

This international award recognizes the School’s commitment to student engagement and the valuable role students play in shaping teaching and learning experiences within the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program. … (Read More)

Weekend Reading: Basic income, just what the doctor ordered

Friday, September 4, 2015

Alumna Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03, co-authored an op-ed in the Toronto Star that argues the surest way to improve the health of Canadians is to start prescribing healthy incomes. Check out her commentary on an important issue in Canadian health care. … (Read More)

Part of the bigger picture: How to make the most of being a medical student in the OR

Friday, September 4, 2015

Jacqueline Luhoway, Medicine Class of 2018, completed two electives this summer. Both exposed her to the culture and practices of the Operating Room. Beyond learning where to stand with the best vantage point, she took away valuable, real-life lessons in interprofessionalism and teamwork. … (Read More)