Departmental Updates - November 2019

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019

Undergraduate Program

Mentorship for learners: Fostering a culture of growth, innovation and diversity

Over recent years, the Faculty of Medicine has cultivated a thriving list of mentorship programs led by researchers, clinicians and students. Under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, Assistant Dean to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Dr. Sharon Whiting, Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs, and Dr. Darlene Kitty, Director of the MD Indigenous Program, there are currently four mentorship programs that support minority groups.

  • Mentorship for LGBTQ2SA+ Students
  • Mentorship for Female Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Mentorship for Black MD students at uOttawa
  • Indigenous Mentorship Program

For more information on these programs, contact edgissues@uottawa.ca directly.

 

Family Medicine Coffee House

We are currently looking for participants to perform at the Atomic Rooster on November 28, 2019! Residents, students and staff from all faculties and all talents are welcomed! Sign up via Dr. Lydia Richardson (PGY2 Montfort) at lrich018@uottawa.ca !


Postgraduate Program

SIM Half Day – Pilot Project Initiated

On October 24, 2019 we launched the inaugural SIM Half Day – Pilot Project. This project is part of our efforts to bring new and innovative teaching to our residents. We are evaluating the session and hope to offer it to all residents in coming cohorts. Thank you to all those involved in this exciting endeavour!  

PGY3 Interviews Ongoing

PGY3 interviews have started and will continue through to December. We are pleased to welcome so many extraordinary candidates and wish them all the best of luck during this stressful time! 

Changes within PG Leadership team

Join us in welcoming our new Postgraduate Director of Evaluations Dr. Kendall Noel! Dr. Noel will be taking over the position from Dr. Gary Viner. A huge thank you to Dr. Viner for the effective and important work he has done in this role!

Community Journal Club

The third Community journal club is scheduled on Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM. We strongly encourage staff and residents in the Community, Winchester and Enhanced Skills programs to join! This is a great opportunity to engage with colleagues while enjoying food and discussing evidence-based medicine. Register!

Family Medicine Coffee House

We are currently looking for participants to perform at the Atomic Rooster on November 28, 2019! Residents, students and staff from all faculties and all talents are welcomed! Sign up via Dr. Lydia Richardson (PGY2 Montfort) at lrich018@uottawa.ca !

Congratulations to Dr. Martha Holt!

Congratulations to Dr. Martha Holt who received her CFPC Fellowship designation at the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) convocation ceremony in Vancouver. The CFPC awards the Fellowship designation (FCFP) to those who have been awarded Certification in the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and who distinguish themselves through outstanding contribution to their communities, their colleagues, and the discipline of family medicine.

Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) Annual Scientific Assembly

Join the Ontario premier family medicine conference! The OCFP's 57th Annual Scientific Assembly is taking place from November 28 to November 30, 2019 in Toronto. Dr. Kendall Noel, Director of Evaluations at the DFM, will be one of the Chairs of this event. View conference details.

Mentorship for learners: Fostering a culture of growth, innovation and diversity

Over recent years, the Faculty of Medicine has cultivated a thriving list of mentorship programs led by researchers, clinicians and students. Under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, Assistant Dean to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Dr. Sharon Whiting, Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs, and Dr. Darlene Kitty, Director of the MD Indigenous Program, there are currently four mentorship programs that support minority groups.

  • Mentorship for LGBTQ2SA+ Students
  • Mentorship for Female Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Mentorship for Black MD students at uOttawa
  • Indigenous Mentorship Program

For more information on these programs, contact edgissues@uottawa.ca directly.

Canadian Paediatric Emergency Medicine Review Course

Faculty members, trainees, and consultants are invited to attend the 10th Canadian Paediatric Emergency Medicine Review Course from January 23 to 24, 2020! This is a two and a half day comprehensive course covering the major core topics in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  


Faculty Development

Annual Departmental Retreat - January 10 and 11, 2020

 

We will continue the dialogue to develop our strategic vision at the DFM Annual Faculty Retreat, at Château Montebello‎ on Friday, January 10 to Saturday January 11, 2020.  We are thrilled to announce that we've sold out of DFM rooms and registration is now closed. If you would like to attend one of the sessions, please reach out to Asiya Rolston directly and she will be able to assist you in coordinating registration fees. Our talented team is working hard to prepare an event to excite, inspire and encourage you to actively participate in our Department's vision and direction. Instructions

Contest! Call for Poster Abstracts

Faculty members are invited to share their work, or proposed work, at the “Innovation Symposium: Sip and share!” poster session at the DFM Annual Retreat! Submit your work to facdevdfm@uottawa.ca by December 8 for a chance to win a prize!

DFM Seeking Candidates for Four Full Time Academic Physician Positions

As the successful candidate, your outstanding academic record and unique skill set, which may include expertise in scholarship, patient care, obstetrics, research and leadership, will enrich our fully accredited Postgraduate program. Qualified applicants must hold CCFP certification, valid CMPA coverage and be eligible for licensure in Ontario. Bilingualism is an asset. Submit your CV and cover letter by December 8, 2019 to Dr. Clare Liddy at hrdfm@uottawa.ca !

The very first Family Medicine Research Chair at the DFM

The Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM) and the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) have partnered to create a new Family Medicine Research Chair, the first of its kind in Canada. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in building Family Medicine research capacity within the ISM. The candidate will be conducting innovative research that drives knowledge to action in the area of healthy living and health of the Canadian communities with a focus on vulnerable populations and francophones living in a minority context. Posting - deadline of January 31, 2020

How to go about doing an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion audit of one’s School or Faculty

Join us in the third seminar series for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The guest speaker, Ivy Bourgeault, is Professor, and uOttawa Research Chair in Gender, Diversity & the Professions Professor. She is also the Executive Director, Canadian Health Workforce Network. Please see the attached poster for details on the talk, which is taking place on December 4th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in RGN 2112.

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