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Message from the Interim Chair

With a quirky theme inspired by the periodic table of elements, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the achievements of its learners, researchers, educators and staff at a gala held during Homecoming Weekend on October 5. We are very proud to have had over 50 members, students and residents from the DFM community represented at the Dean’s event!
Outstanding Service Award for
Support Staff: Kim Rozon 

Clinical Researcher of the Year:
Dr. Clare Liddy
Don't forget to join us for the Departmental Assembly on November 8! 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. Faculty members and staff are highly encouraged to attend and share their thoughts by completing this survey .
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  !
DFM Seeking Regional Coordinator, Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network

Under the direction of the Director of the Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network (OPEN) , the incumbent’s key areas of responsibilities include research project management and coordination for a practice-based research network (PBRN) initiative with a multidisciplinary team, including the recruitment of participating medical practices , managing quality improvement projects in a clinical environment, preparing and submitting research ethics application, publications and project support material.

Applicants must clearly indicate that they meet the qualifications, include copies of their degrees and certification if applicable, a recent CV, and a cover letter to Sylvie Forgues-Martel: sfmartel@uottawa.ca no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019.  
New Director, Strategic Planning and Financial Services for the DFM
We are pleased to announce that  Jeffrey Puncher has been selected as the new  Director, Strategic Planning and Financial Services for the DFM. A warm welcome to Jeffrey as he joins the team on October 21, 2019.
Jeffrey is a dynamic business professional with over 20 years of international business and operational experience in the private sector. He has lead teams within large multi-national companies and small domestic operations in multiple countries with key vendors and government departments. His background in financial strategy will be a great asset to our educational department.
We’d like to  thank you – faculty and support staff – for  your active participation in the interview process. Your feedback was valuable to the Selection Committee during the recruitment process.
Finally, join me in thanking  Sylvie Forgues-Martel who has held the role on an interim basis since September 2018. She has been an instrumental support to the department’s success and strategic vision.
Kevin Pottie, Unplugged

... I arrived to academic Family Medicine with northern, MSF, and urban ER experience and a Masters of Family Medicine. New people ask tough questions. I asked, why do we not have an evidence-based guideline to support the care of refugees? My global health mentor asked me to write a 1-page concept note and from there my research career took off ....

Read Dr. Pottie’s recent publication:  Healthcare is not universal if undocumented migrants are excluded . Dr. Pottie will also be presenting at the CHEO Global Health and Primary Care Day on November 20 on Climate Change Refugees and Global Mental Health.
Dr. Taryn-Lise Taylor Receives the Rising Star Achievement Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Taryn-Lise Taylor for receiving the Rising Star Achievement Award at the Alumni Awards of Distinction during Homecoming Weekend. Dr. Taylor completed a family medicine residency and a primary care sport medicine fellowship at uOttawa.
An International Elective Reflection:
Ottawa-Shanghai School of Medicine

By: Michael Pratte, uOttawa MD student

... When I heard about the opportunity to conduct a clinical elective in the Ottawa-Shanghai School of Medicine toward the end of my first year of medical school at uOttawa, I jumped at the opportunity... Visiting Shanghai to study Cardiac Surgery was as exciting as it was unnerving. Not speaking Mandarin, I worried that I would be left behind in the hospital, but that could not have been farther from the truth. 
Inaugural Postgraduate Medical Education Administrator Awards

The Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Vice-Dean, Dr. Lorne Wiesenfeld, presented eight awards to recognize individual performance of administrators during its annual Administrators Retreat. We are very proud to announce that three out of eight award recipients are from the DFM!

  • Chandra Landry won the award of Professionalism since she demonstrates a high level of cooperation, inclusion, respect and diversity in all encounters.

  • Diane Lachapelle won the award of Communicator because she displays excellent communication skills during written and verbal interactions with students and peers and provides accurate and efficient responses to enquiries.

  • Kim Rozon won the award of Advocate as she uses her expertise and influence to support residents and program staff, and assists learners in accessing appropriate resources.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 CCFP(EM)'s!  

We are thrilled to announce that all our residents - Jill, Kat, Sarah, Alex and Haroun - were successful on their Specialty Competency Exam in Emergency Medicine! On behalf of the EM-FM Program Director, Dr. Avik Nath, a sincere thank you to each member of the DFM who contributed to their success via exceptional teaching and mentoring.Congratulations! 
Join us at FMF 2019!

Come join the DFM team at the upcoming Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2019! The event runs from October 30 – November 2, 2019 in Vancouver, BC and is always an exciting and inspiring event.
PGY3 Applications

PGY3 applications closed Friday October 4, 2019. We received well over 80 applications for our programs. We look forward to interviewing the amazing pool of applicants in the coming weeks!
SOO Practice Exams Success!

Practice SOO exams took place on Thursday October 3, 2019. Thank you to the 40 preceptors who acted as examiners for 139 residents for a total of 278 exams! Data will be shared with the units as soon as it’s available. 

Par: Julie Marinier-Desjardins

L’expérience médicale de Dr John Joanisse est vaste parce que, comme il le souligne, tout est intéressant. Malgré une ouverture pour faire sa résidence en pédiatrie, il a préféré se diriger vers la médecine familiale « pour la variété » que ça présentait (…)
Early Career Researcher of the Year Award

The call for nominations for the Early Career Researcher of the Year Award (formerly Young Researcher of the Year Award) is now open! Refer to the new description and guidelines of the award for more information. Nominations are to be submitted no later than December 10, 2019 . For questions, contact Marie-Claude Tremblay at Marie-Claude.Tremblay@uottawa.ca or 613-562-5800 ext. 3470.
OCFP Volunteers

Shout out to all residents and recent graduates who volunteered their time on the various Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) committees! Join us in thanking and celebrating this active and dedicated group! 
Dr. Doug Manuel Awarded Title of Distinguished University Professor

The University of Ottawa has awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor to the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Doug Manuel. Dr. Manuel divides his time between the roles of public health and family doctor, teacher and researcher. A professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, he is a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a senior core scientist at ICES.
Call for nominations! Research Chairs on International Francophonie
The Office of the Vice-President, Research has launched a new call for nominations in order to recruit two Research chairs on International Francophonie. The Chairs have a five-year term, which can be renewed once, subject to the recommendation from the faculty dean, from the program steering committee and the University of Ottawa’s Research Chairs Evaluation Committee . Applications must be received by December 2, 2019 at 5 p.m. Please consult the call for nominations for more information.
Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) Annual Scientific Assembly

Join the Ontario premier fam ily me dicine 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.
Dr. Barbara Farrell awarded the 2019 CIHR Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging

Congratulations to  Dr. Barbara Farrell , who has been awarded the   2019 CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging !
In Memoriam: Dr. John Last

It is with great sadness that the DFM marks the passing of  Dr. John Last , an emeritus professor with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (SEPH) and an Officer, Order of Canada (2012). Dr. Last was the chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine (now SEPH) from 1970 to 1978 , which at that time, included Family Medicine in its earliest version. Watch Dr. Last's greetings to the DFM from our 40th anniversary in 2015 . We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Last family.
Arts, Medicine and #Life

This series , hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton , features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on as far-ranging topics as mindfulness, work-life balance and social accountability. Join us at the Ottawa National Art Centre Azrieli Studio, admission is FREE , no tickets required, available on a first-come first-served basis!

The TCPS 2 has been revised!

The DFM has created one-pagers to guide you through the revised version of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans - TCPS 2 (2018) . TCPS 2 CORE is an online, self-paced course featuring interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples that help to familiarize researchers with the TCPS 2 guidelines. CORE consists of eight interactive modules ranging from core principles to REB review. Following completion, you may print a certificate of completion free of charge.
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 !
Visiting Researchers Program (VRP)

The Office of International Research is pleased to announce a new round of the Visiting Researchers Program (VRP) . Receive up to $3,500 to invite a colleague from one of the priority institutions or one of the additional countries for a two-week research stay at uOttawa. Apply here no later than December 6, 2019 at 5:00pm!
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