Happy New Year We hope each of you had a happy and restful holiday break. Welcome back to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2017!
YouME Blog holiday break Wishing you and your families health and happiness this holiday season. Blog posts will resume in early January. See you in 2017!
New secure smartphone app may replace the iconic pager It was an idea born out of necessity; a smart-phone app that allows health care providers to message each other about patient care in a secure and confidential way. PageMe is a first-of-its-kind app, developed in partnership with Dr. Brian Rotenberg, associate professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Writing opportunity – Call for YouME Blog submissions The YouME Blog is looking for enthusiastic and capable writers who want to share their perspectives, experiences and reflections with the Schulich Medicine and Western University community. This is a unique opportunity to build writing, journalism and narrative skills.
In the news: Medical program combats doctor shortage Dr. Fawad Ahmed, MD'13, is what all the boosters for the long-awaited medical program in Windsor wanted: a family doctor who would study and stay in the city. Read the complete Windsor Star article to learn more.
Introducing medskyl.com – a new student resource Designed for medical students and practising physicians, medskyl.com is an online resource to learn and review the fundamentals of clinical medicine. Its mission is to make medical education more effective and more accessible whether you are studying for exams or earning CME credits.
Relive the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence In April, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry honoured the Windsor Campus Awards of Excellence recipients and the graduating Class of 2016. It was a tremendous evening of celebration for students, faculty and staff. Enjoy a photo gallery highlighting some of the special moments from the evening.
Upcoming essay contest - Medical ethics The Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies is hosting the Dave McCann Student/Resident Scholarship, an essay contest on an aspect of medical ethics that would be of interest to Catholic physicians. Submission deadline is April 22. Learn more.
Psychiatry Institute for Medical Students - Apply today Applications are open for this one-week program for first- and second-year medical students taking place from June 6 to 10. This is your opportunity to hear from world-class speakers, interact with practising psychiatrists and work with patients. Learn more.
Join the conversation on rapid transit in London The City of London is launching a transportation initiative called Shift, with a focus on rapid transit. The Western community is encouraged to get involved and share their feedback. Learn more.
Challenging a global health issue Mitchell Canes, Jessica Siu and Daniel Stojanovic, Medicine Class of 2018, received second place in Western University’s World’s Challenge Challenge for their proposed solution to the issue of vitamin A deficiency around the world.
YouME Blog holiday break Wishing you and your families health and happiness this holiday season. Blog posts will resume in early January. See you in 2016!
Upcoming essay contest - The clinician-patient relationship Entries are now being accepted for the Second Biennial Enid Balint Student/Resident Essay Contest, sponsored by the American Balint Society. The contest is open to medical students, residents and other health care professional students in the United States and Canada.
A Taste of Psychiatry Join the Department of Psychiatry for dinner on February 4 and explore what a career in psychiatry has to offer.
Five favourite game-changing research discoveries The votes are in and the top five favourite game-changing Ontario research discoveries were announced on November 12. Voted on by the public, two of the discoveries were made by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Fred Possmayer, PhD, and Sir Frederick Banting.
UME program receives full accreditation status for eight years The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has received full accreditation status for eight years for its UME program. We are proud of the eight-year accreditation status that was earned as a team effort from faculty, staff, residents, health-care partners, graduates and our students through strong leadership and tireless collaboration.
Call for Nominations The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are now accepting nominations for a number of awards to recognize outstanding physicians, health professionals and medical learners.
Opportunity: Student Writing Competition Canadian medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry, or short fiction that explore the intersection of mental health and the humanities for the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Competition.