Departmental updates - April 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Undergraduate Program

Congratulations to those who presented at Meridith Marks Day and Journées Montfort! The undergraduate team and some students presented on different initiatives supported by the DFM.

In-person pre-clerkship activities have been put on hold given the COVID-19 pandemic. Some activities will be transferred online and we are hoping that everyone will be able to remain safe during these difficult times.

Congratulations to all of our students who matched to a residency program on April 20! This class has shown a lot of resiliency through the last four years of their studies.

Postgraduate Program

CaRMS 2021

The first iteration CaRMS match was on April 20! We have matched 51 out of 69 spots (view the full summary of unfilled positions across Canada). Second iteration began yesterday and applications close on May 3. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Rozon. Thank you to all who have participated in CaRMS this year, including those who are assisting with second iteration. We are very pleased about how well the 4-day interview period unfolded earlier this year. While we still have some work to do, we are grateful to our team for their efforts and look forward to welcoming our new cohort in July.

Did you know that CaRMS 2022 will also be virtual? With that in mind, we’d love to brainstorm our virtual approach with you to ensure a successful CaRMS event. If you’d like to participate in the working group, please contact Kim Rozon. We will need support from faculty, residents, and staff to ensure another successful match!

Chief Elections

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ellias Horner has been selected as the 2021-22 Program Chief. The nominees for the unit Chief Residents have been received and the results will soon be announced.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development Half Day: Reclaiming our Senses as DFM Members!

"World Family Doctor Day" is Wednesday, May 19! Join us that afternoon from 12:15pm to 4:30pm for the next Faculty Development Half Day. The session will include (note that this is a draft agenda and timings may change):

12:15pm - 1:15pm Teaching learners to assess patient sex connections
1:20pm - 2:20pm Tips for reaching learners who don't seem to be listening
2:20pm - 3:00pm Mindfulness exercises for busy teachers: re-focus your mind with touch (gardening) and taste (herbal tea and chocolate tasting)
3:00pm - 4:30pm Why family medicine faculty cannot be “colour-blind”: Starting the journey to becoming anti-racist

Registration is free, but for $30, faculty registrants will receive a package containing a DFM “Grow with us!” apron, tea, chocolate samples, and gardening supplies for the mindfulness exercises. Register before April 28 to receive your goody bag!

Register now

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