February 2018 | Register now for the Spring Faculty Development Half Day ! Friday, March 9
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How can we help advance your passions?
A Message from the Chair
I know our faculty are passionate in advancing health care through our research and our preparation of future physicians. Advancement is about communicating this passion and developing the means by which others might be a part of our goals.   Please consider your passions and how we might assist you in communicating these to those who can help us make a difference!  
Much love to our entire team!
This year we hosted over 550 candidate interviews in our new home. Thank you to all who were able to help out with dossier reviews, interviews, representing the booths, acting as tour guides and countless other tasks. A huge thank you to our entire administrative team for organising such a welcoming and well-structured CaRMS event!
Dr. Darlene Kitty recognized by AFMC for
improving diversity in medicine
Dr. Darlene Kitty was recently announced as the recipient of the AFMC May Cohen Equity, Diversity, and Gender Award in recognition of her “outstanding effort or achievement in improving the gender-equity environment and diversity in academic medicine in Canada.” As a Cree woman and the director of the MD Indigenous Program at uOttawa, Dr. Kitty is diligent in the recruitment, admission and support of Indigenous students in becoming physicians.
uOttawa MD students collaborate in the creation of a student-run clinic now open at Bruyère
uOttawa Medical students – in partnership with uOttawa law students, Carleton University social work students and the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre – have launched a student-run interdisciplinary clinic. Aimed to address social determinants of health, the clinic is called NORTH (Navigating Ottawa Resources to Improve Health) and is a key project within uOttawa’s undergraduate program addressing the importance of social accountability in medicine.
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March Maple, Medical Education and More: Spring Faculty Development Half Day

Join us for the Spring Faculty Development Half Day on Friday, March 9 .  
Join us at the FMIG Meet and Greet
When:  February 22, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm
Where:  uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, Roger Guindon Hall, Amphitheatre B (Room 2003)

Please RSVP to ugfmclerk@uottawa.ca by tomorrow, February 16 .
Resident Mentor Program seeks motivated PGY1s!
A resident-led mentorship program matches PGY2s to be mentors for incoming PGY1s. The resident-built Ottawa Resiliency website , provides a long list of possible mentors across several sites. Are you a current PGY1 who would like to participate as a mentor for the next cohort of residents? Please contact Haroun Zayed at haroun.zayed@medportal.ca .
Attention multi-talented residents!
Submit your original creation by February 25 for a chance to win in the FoM Design Challenge!

Through this contest, learners can compete for a chance to have their original design incorporated into a new Faculty of Medicine product. The winner(s) can boast bragging rights and will also receive $100 Boutique credit.
Deprescribing antipsychotics for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and insomnia . Lise M. Bjerre, Barbara Farrell, Mathew Hogel, Lyla Graham, Geneviève Lemay, Lisa McCarthy, Lalitha Raman-Wilms, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Samir Sinha, Wade Thomspn, Vivian Welch, Andrew Wiends. Canadian Family Physician. Jan 2018, 64 (1) 17-27.

Médicaments et accès universel , radio interview with Dr. Lise Bjerre. Unique FM
Le grand fossé appelé « temps d’attente des patients » , By: Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely. Huffington Post

What you need to know about your medication , television interview with Dr. Lise Bjerre. Rogers TV

The doctor will email you now: CHEO pilot reduced unnecessary referrals , featuring Dr. Clare Liddy. The Ottawa Citizen

Let’s get good health-care ideas beyond the ‘pilot’ phase , BY: Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely. The Ottawa Citizen

Bruyè​re expansion helping seniors get back on their feet , featuring Dr. Véronique French-Merkley. CBC News Ottawa

RTMP Report Released advocating for universal access to medication information, led by Dr. Lise Bjerre.
Research and Scholarship News
Join us on February 22, 2018 between 8:30am and 10:30am. View the poster . Would you like to be a presenter at Research Grand Rounds? There are still spaces available!

Please note that Dr. Doug Archibald will be the CTLC Acting Director, Research, from March 1, 2018 while Dr. Simone Dahrouge is on a six month sabbatical.
Apply for the HESP Grant

The overall goal of the DIME/uOSSC Healthcare Education Scholars Program is to enhance the knowledge of educators and foster a sense of academic scholarship in health care education. The deadline to apply is April 3, 2018 . For more information, visit the website .
Join us at the Resident-Faculty-Family Social on February 25 at the City View Curling Club!

DFM Coffee House

When: March 28, 2018 at 7pm
Where: Irene’s Pub 885 Bank St

Contact christine.edwards@mail.utoronto.ca to sign up as a performer!
Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 2

Wednesday, March 7

Friday, March 9

Departmental Updates
Undergraduate Education

Read more for updates on:

  • The FMIG Meet and Greet
  • Academic Appointment

Postgraduate Education

Read more for updates on:

  • CRAG
  • SOO Exams
  • Call stipends

Community Teaching

The  8th Annual Community Preceptor Retreat is scheduled on March 23rd-24th at the  Wakefield Inn and Conference Centre . This annual event is important to enhance community and rural engagement and networking. 

Spots are limited. Contact Andrea Rawley at  arawley@uottawa.ca  to confirm your attendance!
Faculty Development

Register now for the Spring Faculty Development Half Day: March Maple, Medical Education and More!

Location: Department of Family Medicine, uOttawa, 850 Peter Morand Crescent

Date and time: Friday. March 9, 12:30-5:00 PM