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November, 2012

Play nice, or get kicked out of the sandbox

Friday, November 30, 2012

The story below may not seem relevant to you now, but as a developing professional, you can learn a lot from the lessons of other professions. … (Read More)

From the Desk of Gerry Cooper: Inspiring Others

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Typically, my day begins watching a video or two from TED Talks while spending some time on the treadmill. Today, I was treated to one of the best talks yet: Janine Shepherd's account of her amazing rehabilitation and the demonstration of her impressive will to live life to its fullest despite … (Read More)

CaRMS info session cancelled

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The CaRMS 2013 info session scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 29) has been cancelled and will likely be rescheduled in the new year … (Read More)

IP Connections: Working Through Client Cases Together

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Introducing IP Connections - a new and unique 3-phased self-directed learning opportunity for interprofessional groups of students. Starting January 2013, the program aims to help you learn to work in collaborative teams in designing patient care … (Read More)

Middlesex-London Health Unit has declared a community influenza outbreak

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, Acting Medical Officer of Health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit, has declared a community influenza outbreak. London Hospitals will move forward with the requirement to wear respiratory protection … (Read More)

The dangerous fruit lurking in your patients' fridges…

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Check out this article in today’s Globe reviewing the increase in grapefruit-medication interactions. The article outlines a key pillar of pharmacology that will impact each of you as decision makers and should inspire you as scientists to act where there are other uncovered similarities … (Read More)

2013 International Paediatric Emergency Medicine Elective (IPEME)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Attention Year 3 and Year 4 students who will have completed their pre-clerkship studies by July 2013 - the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) will be accepting three Canadian medical students to participate in the 2013 International Paediatric Emergency Medicine Elective … (Read More)

Important CaRMS 2013 Info Session - Thursday

Monday, November 26, 2012

You are all invited to attend a CaRMS 2013 session that will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29th, from 3-4 p.m. This session will provide insights by the undergraduate and postgraduate decanal team on how changes in the CaRMS match and the postgraduate training environment are likely to impact you … (Read More)

Submit your contest entries today!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time is running out to submit your name ideas for the UME blog. Submit your entries via email to by November 30th and your idea could win … (Read More)

Attention Meds 2013: Important CaRMS Info

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Please see the recent message below regarding CaRMS applications. We know you are all working to meet this timeline and wanted to share this … (Read More)

It’s never too early to start planning your summer!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Unsure of how to spend your summer? Want to improve your knowledge and appeal for residency match? Consider undertaking a student research project with faculty in the SROP or SRTP programs … (Read More)

From the Desk of Gary Tithecott: Thank You

Friday, November 16, 2012

I would like to thank the students who took time from their day to meet and advise me on how we can improve Interprofessional Education in our Curriculum … (Read More)

Western Fall Preview Day is Tomorrow - How Does this Affect You?

Friday, November 16, 2012

BMSc will be hosting visitors in the main lobby of MSB, M193, M190 and the Drimmer facility. Areas not accessible to visitors have been marked and will be monitored by student volunteers. They have been instructed to not allow individuals without the appropriate FPD name tags to enter certain areas … (Read More)

From the Desk of Gerry Cooper: Celebrating our Faculty

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure to attend the 7'th Annual University of Windsor's "Celebration of Teaching Excellence" event. Among those receiving accolades were three of our own Schulich Medicine faculty members … (Read More)

"Career Management 101" talk tomorrow

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Join us for the Career Management 101 talk, presented by the Learner Equity & Wellness Office, Thursday, November 15th in the Medical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 146 from 12-1 p.m. … (Read More)

History of Medicine Days Conference Info Session – November 15

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Want to participate in the upcoming History of Medicine Days Conference at the University of Calgary (March 8-9, 2013) and meet other medical students from across the country? Come to the info session and discover what the History of Medicine Days Conference is and why you should go … (Read More)

CaRMS match is coming!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Meds 2013 & 2014, there is new and important information to be aware of in your application … (Read More)

Remembrance Day Ceremony – Photos

Friday, November 9, 2012

A special thanks to our students who organized the Remembrance Day Ceremony! Check out some of the highlights from the event. … (Read More)

Remembrance Day

Friday, November 9, 2012

Please take time on November 11th to reflect, remember and give thanks for the brave men and women who gave their lives for our great country. We owe them and their families very much. … (Read More)

Home for the Holidays Luncheon: St. Thomas - County of Elgin

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Attention med students and med residents of the City of St. Thomas - County of Elgin; the City of St. Thomas - County of Elgin Health Recruitment Partnership invites you to join their Second Annual Home for the Holidays Luncheon … (Read More)

Lunch and listen! Medical Sensations Talk - tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Osler Society is hosting a History of Medicine Lecture -- "Medical Sensations: Building an Exhibition about Medicine Through the Five Senses" -- by Dr David Pantalony, Curator, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa … (Read More)

Write and win! Announcing the 2012 SCRIPT Award

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Announcing the 2012 SCRIPT Award - an international writing award for science grads with a top prize of $1000 for only 100 words! … (Read More)

LIHSA information night is this week!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The London Interprofessional Healthcare Student Association (LIHSA) is having their Western information night as well as Healthcare Team Challenge information night this Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in UCC Room 67 … (Read More)

Scholarship opportunity for med students from St. Thomas-Elgin!

Friday, November 2, 2012

If you are currently interested in pursuing a family medicine career and come from St. Thomas-Elgin, you might be interested in submitting an application for the St. Thomas-Elgin County Health Recruitment Partnership Scholarship which awards up to $1000 per year … (Read More)

Sign up now for the 2012 CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Med students are encouraged to submit virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. The winners will be rewarded through three grants - first place is $1,000 - and other forms of recognition … (Read More)

Want some Loan Relief?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

With loan forgiveness of up to $40k, this may be of interest to you … (Read More)