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IMPORTANT: Weather and curriculum updates from Dr. Tithecott

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dear Meds 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Western has officially cancelled classes for today due to the extreme cold and wind chill. The University of Windsor campus is re-opening for regular operations, but classes with Schulich Medicine are not taking place.

This will affect the curriculum. Complete details will be released over the day by email, social media and the YOUME Blog. The most current information will be on the Blog.

Meds 2014:
ICE sessions will be rescheduled. Timetable will be available by Friday.

Meds 2015:
Hospitals are open. Travel is not safe in many areas outside London and Windsor core. We will expect that all students make reasonable efforts to attend for rotations that are in LHSC, WRH and any DME sites that they are able to travel a safe short distance to attend. For peripheral and community based clinics, Family Medicine rotations and rotations in other distributed sites (Peds, OB-Gyn and Psych) that require travel, I will not expect you to travel and will grant you absence. A copy of this will go to faculty leads in Clerkship.

Meds 2016:
The sessions in Key Topics in Family Medicine will be recorded in due course as lecture casts. The time line will not allow reasonable opportunity for student review of the Tuesday sessions before the assessment next week. Therefore the assessment plan for this course will reflect fewer quizzes and a revised final assessment that omits these two sessions. I will expect you to each review the lecture casts as independent learning.

Meds 2017:
The sessions for Skin will be captured as lecture-casts and available at a later date. Changes to the assessment will be posted tomorrow.

PCCM:
Sessions will be rescheduled to a later date.

We will ensure that you are able to catch up on missed material and learning experiences. It is critical that you take extreme caution when going outdoors. Check Western's weather page for more information.

I appreciate your support and understanding. Please stay safe and warm.

Regards,

GT