Important Notice about Upcoming Changes to UpToDate

Support for Up-To-Date (UTD) Point of Care Tool is changing!

For the past year, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western Libraries have been reviewing the point of care options that they support.  Point of Care tools are those reference resources that a physician or other health care professional can utilize immediately at the Point of Care (POC) or the beside.  Based on financial considerations, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Western Libraries have mutually agreed to no longer support the UpToDate (UTD) Point of Care Tool.  This is effective August 31, 2015. 

Read more and review the Q&A for additional information.  


Interested in becoming a preceptor?

Our online application form is now live! Find out more about the rewards of becoming a valued member of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry faculty and reaching out to young medical learners in your community.


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Please bookmark our page, "What's New @ SWOMEN" and check back often to stay informed about events and items of interest for SWOMEN and its communities.

The Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN), as part of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is a partnership of over 60 communities located throughout Southwestern Ontario that offer rural and regional education and training opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate learners. 

Established in 1997 and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, SWOMEN’s mandate is to provide medical education outside the traditional Academic Health Sciences Centre in London.  A strategic benefit of high quality community rotations is that it offers learners the exposure to various Southwestern Ontario communities, their physicians, healthcare teams and their practice models. 

We encourage you to consider the many training and teaching opportunities available through SWOMEN to experience learning, living and working in Southwestern Ontario! 


Students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and other Ontario Medical Schools have numerous opportunities to participate in electives and rotations throughout their four years of undergraduate medical education in communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.  Learn more...


SWOMEN Rural Regional postgraduate training provides residents tremendous opportunities to experience community rotations in Rural & Regional communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.  Learn more...


SWOMEN has more than 350 Faculty appointed preceptors in the network.  Faculty are practicing family doctors and specialists, who have community practices in addition to strong academic medical interests.  Learn more...


SWOMEN utilizes many wonderful rural and regional southwestern Ontario community partners. Our preceptors are practicing in medical clinics, hospitals and other facilities with a broad range of treatment. Our website provides specific information about our community partners and contacts.   Learn more...


SWOMEN provides funding assistance for undergraduate medical students to participate in summer research projects/electives on topics of interest to rural physicians in Southwestern Ontario. We also provide funding to assist faculty and students in traveling to conferences to present their research. Learn more...