January 2019 | Pour accéder à la version française de ce bulletin, cliquez ici.
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone - faculty, residents and staff - who have been helping with the CaRMS interviews this year . We are so lucky to have such a great team, and look forward to welcoming our next cohort of amazing residents in July!
Message from the Chair

Five years ago this month on a very cold day, I joined the University of Ottawa. The journey over the last five years has been exciting and very rewarding. I have made wonderful friends and worked with amazing colleagues in the best Department of Family Medicine in the country! The search committee has begun the deliberations to recruit a new Chair for the Department of Family Medicine . I trust you will find an excellent leader!
My first footsteps in Africa
By: Raphaël Rivière
My name is Raphaël Rivière and I am a fourth year medical student at uOttawa, and the 2018 recipient of the DFM Global Health Travel Bursary. I recently did a month-long global health elective in Bénin, a francophone country in West Africa. I rotated for two weeks through two urban hospitals in the capital, Cotonou, spent one week in a remote village with a big team of medical personnel, and an additional week in a suburban hospital in Zinvié, founded by private missionaries. 
Join us at the FMIG
Meet and Greet

When:    February 19, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm
Where:    Roger Guindon Hall


Please RSVP to   ugfmclerk@uottawa.ca .
Apply for the PRIME Grant

The PRIME grant supports Department of Family Medicine faculty members to undertake a scholarly or research project with access to an experienced research team, including guidance from a research adviser and mentoring from an experienced primary care investigator or medical educator. The deadline for Letters of Intent is January 31, 2019 . You will find templates and all other information on the website .
Dr. Doug Archibald and the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey

With the healthcare system moving increasingly toward interprofessional teams, having tools to evaluate competencies is critical. Previously, researchers used surveys that were not designed to properly assess collaboration in IP teams. Dr. Doug Archibald, Director of Research and Innovation in the Department of Family Medicine, and his team realized this, leading them to develop the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS) tool.
Are you accepting new patients?

Many of our learners are currently looking for family physicians. Are you currently accepting patients? Please notify us at commsdfm@uottawa.ca and we can match you with a learner in need.
Did you know the DFM has a job board for
Family Physicians? 

Visit our website for part-time and full-time positions available for physicians at external and affiliated clinics, as well as locum opportunities in Ottawa and across Canada. 
Read more for updates from the Undergraduate Program, Postgraduate Program, Faculty Development and Community Teaching.
Growing Families!

Congratulations to PGY2 residents Tamara Pokrupa-Nahanni and Matthew Loranger on the birth of their baby girl on December 24!
Calendar
 For details on each event, please access the Virtual Campus .

Friday, January 25 - Saturday, January 26

Tuesday, January 29

Thursday, January 31

Friday, February 1
Deadline for several CFPC CPD and Research grants

Friday, February 8
Academic Day (and Multicultural Potluck)

Sunday, February 10

Tuesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 27
SOOs Standardisation

Thursday, February 28
SOOs
Research Grand Rounds