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December, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2012

On behalf of the UME community we wish each of you and your family a safe, restful and rejuvenating Holiday break. … (Read More)

Are you a poet-- and you know it?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

If so and you have some work you'd like to share, you could win cash prizes and even a trip to visit the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). The William Carlos Williams Poetry Contest is still accepting submissions from students … (Read More)

Looking for more information on CaRMS applications?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Come out to our CaRMS lunch talk January 24, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in MSB 146 (vc'd to Windsor) for a session with Dr.s' Rieder, Watling and Tithecott. … (Read More)

Holiday reading - the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Take some time on a study break or during the holidays to check out Dr. Ken Milne’s blog - The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. It includes a free iTunes podcast put out weekly, twitter feed, YouTube channel and FaceBook page. … (Read More)

Top 9 stress reduction strategies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

As a follow up to yesterday’s post with study tips from Gary and Gerry, check out this article with “Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress” from Harvard Business Review … (Read More)

Study survival tips from Gary and Gerry

Monday, December 17, 2012

While many of you are busy studying for exams, we thought we would put together some study tips from Gary and Gerry to help you survive exam season. Although there is no single best way to study (as it is very individualistic), we hope these suggestions will help! … (Read More)

Genetics: Diagnostics, Ethics, Therapeutics, Economics and Patient Care

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Check out this interesting article on genetics, including diagnostics, ethics, therapeutics, economics and patient care in the Globe and Mail this week … (Read More)

From the desk of Gerry Cooper: Windsor's holiday party recap and photos

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kudos to Kathleen Milne, one of our MEDS 2015 students, who took the lead in arranging a wonderful Holiday party last evening at Windsor's Ambassador Golf Club. Those in attendance were treated to some great festive music, thanks to a group of very talented musicians from MEDS 2015 and 2016 … (Read More)

A message from LEW to you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AAMC Careers in Medicine: Winter 2013 Choices Newsletter now available! Curious about Urology? Wondering if those programs really mean what they say when they give you encouraging feedback at the end of your Residency Interviews? Do you really need to sign up for that 10th club? … (Read More)

Being proactive about treatment: the Rasouli case

Monday, December 10, 2012

Today, the Supreme Court decides a case that addresses a key issue for you and your future patients. The article below explores the question “Do physicians require consent before discontinuing treatment, if they determine that treatment is pointless?” … (Read More)

Dalhousie's Dogs are the perfect stress break

Monday, December 10, 2012

In addition to Friday's post regarding increased stress levels, check out the article below outlining Dalhousie’s unique approach to stress relief. The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has created the “Puppy Room” enabling students to hang out, on campus, with volunteer therapy dogs … (Read More)

Are snowplow and helicopter parents the cause of increased student stress?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Increasingly, universities are finding students reaching higher and higher stress levels. McGill University has noticed a dramatic increase – particularly this year – regarding students coming to mental health services for help … (Read More)

Attention Future Opthamologists!

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Eye Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging and supporting research, public education and medical education in ophthalmology. Every summer, they award one or more med students, who have just completed Year 1 or 2 of med school, an $8,000 scholarship … (Read More)

Meds 2013: Reminder to OMA Members

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ontario Medical Foundation Electives Bursary Programme: call for applications. All students enrolled in an Ontario school of medicine are automatically considered for a $3,000 OMSBF bursary. Each university financial aid office nominates the students who are in the greatest financial need. … (Read More)

Looking for a little extra money? Check out the 2012-13 OMSBF Named Bursaries

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Looking for little extra money to help make ends meet? Please review the attached criteria for the OMSBF Named Bursaries to see if you are eligible. Applications must be submitted before January 31st … (Read More)

Strike a pose! Some highlights from our Windsor photo shoot

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Check out these pics of our Year 1 and Year 2 Windsor students hard at work and hanging out on campus at a photo shoot last month. Thanks to all our models! … (Read More)

Lights, camera, lecture! Are you in these photos?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Check out the pics below from our candid photo sessions in a London Year 1 lecture and seminar class. See if you can spot yourself in these photos … (Read More)

Exploring one of life's true mysteries: Why do we hiccup?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

As the Holiday Season begins and course demands intensify, we thought you may enjoy this article about one of life's true mysteries! Check out the article below … (Read More)

Reminder: CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time is running out to register for the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge. The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway, are pleased to promote the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012 … (Read More)

Meds 2013: Half credit course from Ivey and Engineering in Innovation

Monday, December 3, 2012

Meds 2013, an offer has been extended to our final year students to partake – with no additional tuition – for a half credit course from Ivey and Engineering in Innovation. This is a unique opportunity that would not take the place of any ICE offering and would be undertaken in your free time … (Read More)