May 2019 | Pour accéder à la version française de ce bulletin, cliquez ici .
In Memoriam: Dr. François Boucher

Our colleague and former Postgraduate Program Director (2005-2011), Dr. François Boucher, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. François will be remembered as a compassionate, dedicated academic physician and a leader in our department. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Free tonight? The Family Medicine Open Mic is at the Atomic Rooster from 7 pm!
Grill masters Dr. David Tobin and Dr. Ed Seale at the Academic Day BBQ on May 17
Message from the Chair

May is a busy month! Our PGY2s have written their exams and the faculty are undergoing annual reviews. Assessment is a tool that helps us to review, reflect and learn. One task I enjoy every year is meeting with faculty members to review their accomplishments, when I can see how much work everyone does that is unseen!  Another assessment tool is the CFPC Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey. Thank you to our residents for responding - The information can be so helpful to our planning and ensuring the program meets your needs.  
RIO Day is June 6!

We look forward to welcoming our residents and faculty to RIO Day 2019! Note that this year we will be at a new venue , the EY Centre ( 4899 Uplands Drive). Do you have a previously made scholarly poster that you would like to showcase during this year’s RIO Day? Submit your name and poster title to Asiya Rolston at by June 1 .

Information, schedules and abstracts will be posted to as they become available. See you there!
Dr. Peter Kuling advocates for "Choosing Wisely" in New Zealand
Dr. Peter Kuling , who was recently awarded an Honorary Membership in the Canadian Medical Association , presented to senior health professionals in New Zealand on his work with Choosing Wisely Canada. Dr. Kuling is a Choosing Wisely Canada champion and advocate, and has an interest in shared decision making to prevent over-diagnosis, over-screening and over-treatment. Read more about his visit from Choosing Wisely New Zealand and the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand.
Falls Prevention: Increasing Awareness and Minimizing Risks

Through his work with the CMA Demand a Plan campaign, Dr. Eoghan O'Shea is committed to improving the assessment of seniors' risk of falling, promoting available resources, and enhancing medical education of falls prevention.
Introducing the new Assistant Dean of the Faculty Wellness Program

The DFM's Dr. Elizabeth Muggah has been appointed Assistant Dean of the Faculty Wellness Program at the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Muggah will lead a mandate of promoting the health and well-being of our faculty members and learners, coordinating and supporting wellness initiatives across the Faculty by working closely with our affiliated hospitals and other partners.Join us in congratulating Dr. Muggah on her appointment!
Credit: Paulina Hrebacka / Metroland Media
Dr. Suzanne Rutherford recognized as Undergraduate Preceptor of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Rutherford, a preceptor at the Rideau Crossing Health Centre, who was recently presented with the award for DFM Undergraduate Preceptor of the Year.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Competencies now available in the eField Note System

Through discussions between Family Medicine and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine initiated by Dr. Denice Lewis , the evaluation of competencies in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for family medicine residents have been added to the eField Note system to ensure these competencies are effectively captured. 
Undergraduate Medical Education (Anglophone stream) is recruiting physicians to teach components of Physician Skills Development (PSD) to first and second year medical students. Please select which options you are available to teach , and submit your responses to as soon as possible.
Practice Ontario provides transition into practice and job-search support for medical residents:
Transition into Practice Service (TiPS) is an online toolkit that provides practical, career-focused information for physicians entering practice in Ontario. Regional Advisors also offer free advisory services through Practice Ontario that provide medical residents with personal job-search assistance for locum and permanent opportunities, and transition into practice advice. Connect with a Regional Advisor
Read more for updates from the Undergraduate Program, Postgraduate Program, Faculty Development and Community Teaching.
The DFM has had 41 publications in 2019. You can view the full list on our website . Don't see your publications? Contact . This month's publications include:

Getting to know...

Stephanie Strong is the Faculty Affairs Coordinator - find out more about her!

Where did you work before the DFM?
I used to work in neurogenetic research at McGill University.
What is your favourite book and/or movie?
If I had to pick, I guess my favourite movie would be Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
If you could have dinner with three people, living or deceased, who would they be?
I would pick Leonardo DaVinci, Michelle Obama and A.C. Grayling. I think that would make for some very interesting dinner conversation.
What do you do for fun?
I like playing sports and canoe camping with my friends and my dogs.
What’s on your bucket list?
I would definitely like to explore more of Canada. 
For details on each event, please access the Virtual Campus .

Friday, May 31

Thursday, June 6

Monday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 11

Friday, June 14
  • CRAG
  • New Faculty Orientation

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

Thursday, June 27

Friday, June 28
PGME Resident Orientation