Departmental Updates - February 2020

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Undergraduate Program

Medical school interviews have started to take place this month.  Many of our faculty members are involved in this process.  Thank you for your hard work!

Seeking leaders to facilitate Clinical Skills for Family Practice workshops!

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is looking for leaders to facilitate sessions at the Clinical Skills for Family Practice workshops on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the uOSSC. There will be six 30-40 minute workshops throughout the day. These introductory sessions are:

1. IV Insertion and IM Injection

2. Pelvic Exam and IUD Insertion

3. Suturing and Biopsies

4. Airway and Tracheostomy

5. Lumbar Puncture

6. Ultrasound

Snacks and lunch will be provided, along with a gift of appreciation. If you are interested in leading one of these sessions, please contact us at View the poster.

Postgraduate Program

CaRMS 2020 – Thank you!
January saw the great success of our CaRMS 2020 event, which spanned over six days and two locations (Central DFM Offices and the Pembroke site). The immense commitment by all those involved was what helped make this important event a resounding success. We have some preliminary survey data that lets us know the candidates thoroughly enjoyed our hospitality, from the beavertails to the welcoming staff and residents.  Thank you to all those who participated, from interviews, booths and those who covered for colleagues while they were at the event. We look forward to receiving our match results in early March 2020!

SOO Exams – February 27, 2020
SOO Exams will take place on February 27th 2020. ALL residents will have the chance to perform two practice exams, which will take place at either the Montfort or Bruyere Clinics.

Academic Days 2020
Academic Days will be taking place on the following:

  • Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Friday, May 15, 2020

Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) – April 18-21, 2020

Join your fellow DFM colleagues at the upcoming CCME event in Vancouver, BC! This is sure to be a fruitful and engaging conference. More details can be found here.

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada – April 2020

Ottawa will host the 28th annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course from April 23-25 2020. Register now to be part of this exciting and informative event!

RIO Day – June 4, 2020
Save the date! RIO Day is taking place on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

Faculty Development

Save the dates! Please join us for the next Faculty Development Half Days on Friday, April 3, 2020 and Friday, May 1, 2020. Find your path: DFM New Faculty Welcome will be on Friday, June 12, 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

We would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Rebecca Celestin on her temporary assignment in the role of Faculty Development, Curriculum and Global Health Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca at .

Join us in congratulating Asiya Rolson on her temporary assignment in the role of Faculty and Departmental Affairs Coordinator during Stephanie Mantha's maternity leave. If you have any questions about faculty appointments or wish to apply for a promotion, please contact Asiya at and she will be happy to assist you.

Community Teaching

Save the date! Community Resident Graduation Dinner will be taking place on Friday, June 19, 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

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