Departmental Updates - June 2019

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Undergraduate Program

Summer break has started for our preclerkship medical students.  As we have said goodbye to the class of 2019, the invitation offers for the upcoming class have been made.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank our numerous physicians involved with teaching at the undergraduate level.  Good luck and heartfelt congratulations to the students who have completed their undergraduate degree!

Dr. Michelle Anawati, who was acting as the Francophone undergraduate director for family medicine has started a new role as the Francophone clerkship director.  Congratulations to her and thank you for your work at the Department.

Dr. Dianne Delva will have completed her five year term in a few weeks.  Dr. Delva has been very supportive of the undergraduate program at the Department and the undergraduate team wishes to thank her and wish her a wonderful retirement!


Postgraduate Program

New 2019-2020 Academic Year Begins July 1 2019

Our 2019-2020 academic year will start on July 1 2019 and we are excited to welcome the new cohort of residents to our program! Join me in welcoming our new residents and wishing them a wonderful start to their residency. We look forward to many new and exciting endeavours with this cohort and the continued success of our newly promoted PGY2s.

Resident Orientation 2019

On July 1 2019 we will welcome 72 incoming PGY1s. Orientation schedules are as follows:

  • DFM Resident Orientation – AM Thurs June 27
  • Unit specific orientations – PM Thurs June 27
  • PGME Resident Orientation (all departments) – Fri June 28

RIO Day 2019 Success (June 6 2019)

RIO day was a great success, with over 50 PGY2 and PGY3 FMRSP presentations taking place! Thank you to all those involved in making this day a success.

The DFM Outstanding Research Article
Outstanding Support to the Resident Scholarly Project
  • Dr. Valérie Gratton
Top QI Projects for each Unit
  • Dr. Catherine Tennant – Bruyère
  • Dr. Laura Woo & Dr. Kate Trebuss – Primrose
  • Dr. Sonam Maghera – Community
  • Dr. Lydia Richardson & Dr. Marie-Noëlle Lacroix – Montfort
  • Dr. Maxime Boisvenue – Pembroke
  • Dr. Étienne Haché, Dr. Brent Patterson & Dr. Sylvie de Moissac – Winchester
  • Dr. Daniel Burd – Civic
Dr. Campbell T. and Pat Lamont Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Dr. Laura Woo & Dr. Kate Trebuss – "Enhancing consistent, effective use of opioid treatment agreements in a primary care setting" - Supervisor: Dr. Sharon Johnston, Primrose Family Medicine Centre
  • Dr. Sonam Maghera – "Deprescribing Benzodiazepines in the Geriatric population" - Supervisor: Dr. Bart Steele, Nation River Health Clinic
Best Presentation Award by Room
Room A
  • Dr. Marie Colantonio - "Assessing and Improving Rates of Bone Mineral Density Testing and Annual Height Measurement in the Elderly at the West Carleton Family Health Team"
Room B
  • Dr. Zack Dulberg - "Automatic sleep staging using a commercial ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG) device"
Room C
  • Dr. Aajab Abdulhussein - "Value of a Critical Event Simulation for Family Medicine Residents"
Room D
  • Dr. Hoda Ahmed - "Diagnosing COPD, a Quality improvement project"
Top 10 Scholarly Projects
  1. Dr. Tiffany Locke - "The association between the Ontario Marginalization Index (ONMARG) and adverse childhood experiences in Ontario: A population-based study" Supervisor: Dr. Peter Tanuseputro
  2. Dr. Scott Laing - "Improving efficiency of clinical information gathering: a user-friendly, preventive health electronic medical record macro" Supervisor: Dr. Jay Mercer
  3. Dr. Christopher Elliott - "Does The Involvement Of Learners In Emergency Department Patient Assessments Result In An Increased Rate Of Short-term Return Visits?" Supervisor: Dr. Kuan-Chin Jean Chen
  4. Dr. Leah O'Shea - "Advance Care Planning: Teaching delivered in a group setting" Supervisor: Dr. Claire Kendall
  5. Dr. Marc-Antoine Pleau Lachance & Dr. Kathleen Gabriel - "Are perimenopausal women being appropriately screened and treated for symptoms of menopause in family practice? A comprehensive chart review and preventive checklist stamp improvement optimizing patient-centered care" Supervisors: Dr. Chris Skinner & Dr. Lyne Pitre

  6. Dr. Zack Dulberg- "Automatic sleep staging using a commercial ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG) device" Supervisors: Dr. Chris Skinner & Dr. Jay Mercer

  7. Dr. Cody McMillan - "The use of scoring systems to calculate the risk of re-presentation to hospital after discharge and does outpatient follow-up subsequently reduce the rate of re-presentations to the emergency department" Supervisor: Dr. David Davidson

  8. Dr. Raji Sextus - "Assessing procedural confidence of corticosteroid injection in the shoulder before and after attending a Skills Day training session" Supervisor: Dr. Eric Wooltorton

  9. Dr. Noah Kosowski - "Assessment of navigation, presentation, and comprehensiveness of essential hypertension mobile medical guideline apps for the primary care setting" Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Pottie

  10. Dr. Marie Colantonio- "Assessing and Improving Rates of Bone Mineral Density Testing and Annual Height Measurement in the Elderly at the West Carleton Family Health Team" Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Lawler

Dr. Campbell T. and Pat Lamont Award for Excellence in Family Medicine Scholarly Projects
  • Dr. Tiffany Locke - "The association between the Ontario Marginalization Index (ONMARG) and adverse childhood experiences in Ontario: A population-based study" Supervisor: Dr. Peter Tanuseputro
Resident Awards

CFPC Resident Award and Murray Stalker Award nominees: Drs. Megan Argue, Lise Artman, Ziad Ourahma, Grace Warmels

CFPC Resident Award and Murray Stalker Award Recipient of the nomination from the DFM, uOttawa: Dr. Grace Warmels


Community Teaching

Our community preceptors wished their PGY2 residents a final farewell at the Community Graduation Dinner party at Kallisto Greek Restaurant. View photos.

The first Community journal club for 2019-2020 is scheduled on August 7th at 6:30 PM. RSVP required to arawley@uottawa.ca. We hope to see you all there for an interesting discussion and dinner!

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