March 2019 | Pour accéder à la version française de ce bulletin, cliquez ici .
Today, our faculty, residents and administrative staff are organizing and conducting interviews of our second iteration candidates. Thank you to everyone who is participating!
The 2018 Annual Report is available online!

We invite you to review our 2018 Annual Report and enjoy the many stories and highlights of our growth and success.
Message from the Chair

I am writing this note during March break! I had a lovely week last week skiing with my sister in Whistler. The break allowed me to put into perspective the disappointing results of the first round of the CaRMS match. We are still unclear about what happened, as I believe our program continues to be strong. Some of our challenges are known, but do not fully explain why Ottawa stands out in Ontario for a poor match result. We can certainly look forward to the many students who did match to us and perhaps find out what prompted them to put us first! We can build on this to work toward a solution that encourages all students to make Ottawa the first choice for training in the country. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can make this a reality? We invite you to add a comment to our discussion board .
Dr. Barb Farrell and the Deprescribing Research Team Launches Deprescribing Guidelines App
In late February, the Bruyère Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team launched their app for smart devices. Funded by a Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Grant through the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), and led by Research Team Pharmacist, Pam Howell, the app houses evidence-based resources that the team has been developing since 2013. Previously only available in hardcopy and for download through the team’s website, the app is poised to change the way health care professionals access deprescribing guidelines and how they apply the tools to their practice.
Dr. Manon Denis-LeBlanc receives Bernard Grandmaître award for Health Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Manon Denis-LeBlanc, interim vice-dean of Francophone Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, has been named Bernard-Grandmaître Health Practitioner of the Year. The award highlights the leadership, commitment and positive impact of a Franco-Ontarian individual on Ottawa's Francophone community over the past year.
Dr. Clare Liddy Featured as a CMA Physician Changemaker

The DFM's Dr. Clare Liddy is featured on the CMA website as a Physician Changemaker for her work in eConsult and a recent pilot in its applications in Long-Term Care facilities.
Apply for the Health Education Scholars Program

The  Department of Innovation in Medical Education  is inviting applications for the  Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP) .  Deadline for applications is  April 2 . For more details please visit the  website .
Nominate a Colleague for an OCFP Award

Nominate a deserving colleague for the Reg L. Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year or an OCFP Award of Excellence. The deadline is April 8 . Submit your nomination online.
The uOttawa PGME Administrator Award of Excellence

Recognize exceptional members of our administrative staff who have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the residency experience of our learners, as evidenced by implementing advances in innovation and demonstrating service excellence in their program. Nominate them today for a PGME Administrator Award of Excellence. Submit your nomination online . The deadline is May 1 .
Apply for a Teaching Skills Attainment Award!

The Teaching Skills Attainment Award (TSAA) recognizes members of the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine who are committed to their development as teachers. To qualify for the TSAA, you must have attended formal faculty development training specifically designed to enhance teaching skills. This year’s application deadline is May 3 .
Upcoming uOttawa Conferences
Meridith Marks Day

Friday, March 29 8:00am-4:00pm
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

Presented by the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) In collaboration with the Office of Continuing Professional Development’s Faculty Development Program, Meridith Marks Day showcases local research and innovations in Medical Education.
Conference of the uOBMRI Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

Thursday, April 25 8:00am - 4:00pm
Huguette Labelle, Tabaret Hall

This one-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, students and other health care professionals with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies.
Optimizing Equitable Access to Community-Based Resources

Dr. Simone Dahrouge of the Bruyère Research Institute is the principal investigator of the Access to Resources in the Community (ARC) research project, which aims to optimize equitable access to community-based resources (CR) for primary care patients experiencing social challenges, including Franco-Ontarians living in minority situations.
Join us for Research Grand Rounds featuring Dr. William Hogg , Dr. Anne LeBouthillier and Dr. Hétoum Misirliyan on Thursday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  at the Montfort Hospital.
Check out the DFM's Research Publications!

All research publications by DFM members are posted to the DFM website. Don't see your publications listed? Let us know at
Departmental Updates

Read more for updates from the Undergraduate Program, Postgraduate Program, Faculty Development and Community Teaching.
Interview on CBC Radio Canada featuring Dr. Simone Dahrouge . February 26, 2019 (start at 15:10)

D re Manon Denis-Leblanc, honorée par l’ACFO Ottawa . Journal Montfort. March 4, 2019

Freedhoff: Canada's Senate must pass bill that restricts food marketing to kids . By Dr. Yoni Freedhoff . Ottawa Citizen. March 18, 2019.
Growing Families!

Congratulations to PGY1 resident Trevor O'Neill on the birth of his baby girl, Stella, on February 28!
 For details on each event, please access the Virtual Campus .

Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23

Monday, March 25 to Tuesday, March 26

Thursday, March 28

Friday, March 29
Academic Day

Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22
Easter Break - DFM offices closed

Thursday, April 25
Research Grand Rounds

Friday, April 26
Academic Day