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Your new Program Chief!

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Trebuss, a PGY1 resident at the Primrose Unit, who was recently elected as the Program Chief for 2019-2020. Congratulations!
Message from the Chair

January was our CaRMS blitz! With over 500 interviews, faculty and residents came together across the entire Department to welcome potential candidates to our program. This is truly a team effort and I thank everyone - staff, residents and faculty - for their enthusiasm and commitment. While this demanding process is not yet over, the many talents in our Department continue to impress me. With this in mind, I have been reflecting on our learning environment and our goal to be the best Department of Family Medicine. How do we get there? 
What is your risk of heart attack or stroke?
Researchers, led by the DFM’s Dr. Doug Manuel, have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals to predict their risk of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. Their process was published in CMAJ, which was selected as one of the CMAJ top 25 publications in 2018, and the calculator is available at projectbiglife.ca
Seeking leaders to facilitate Clinical Skills for Family Practice workshops!

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is looking for leaders to facilitate sessions at the Clinical Skills for Family Practice workshops on  Sunday, April 14 at the uOSSC. There will be six 30-40 minute workshops throughout the day. These introductory sessions are:
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Airway & Tracheostomy
  • Ultrasound
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • IV insertion & IM injection
  • Suturing and biopsy
Snacks and lunch will be provided, along with a gift of appreciation. If you are interested in leading one of these sessions, please contact us at  fmig.ottawa@gmail.com . View the poster .
Apply for the Academic and Leadership Support Fund

If you are interested in submitting an application for the  Academic Leadership Support Fund ,  the deadline is on  March 15, 2019 at 9 am . This fund allows the department to support faculty seeking postgraduate educational degrees or leadership courses that will enrich our academic mission, and allow for more effective succession planning. 
Memories of Guyana

Beauty Sandhu, a uCalgary Family Medicine resident, shares her experiences from an elective with our Family Medicine program in Guyana. "My time in Guyana as a first-year Family Medicine resident was something I will never forget. I went to Guyana with an open mind and came back with a heart filled with gratitude".
UGME Alumna wins prestigious Indigenous leadership award

uOttawa alumna Dr. Chelsey Bertrand, who was awarded the 2018 Indigenous Medical Student Leadership Award by the CFPC, always knew she’d return home to Northern Ontario after completing her MD at uOttawa in 2018. “It is an honour and surprise to win the award this year,” said Dr. Bertrand. “The Indigenous stream of the MD program at uOttawa has prepared me incredibly well for my career by providing numerous opportunities to learn, practice and mentor in Indigenous health.”
Do you know a First Nations, Métis or Inuit medical student interested in a career in Family Medicine? The CFPC offers a $10,000 scholarship to an Indigenous student. The Deadline is March 1, 2019. Apply now online.
Dr. Kevin Pottie leads the Migrant Health Subgroup

With increased rates of migration in Europe, and recently Canada, the development of suitable migration policies, including health policies, is becoming a priority. The vision of the Migrant Health Subgroup (pictured) is to use Cochrane Evidence Based Methods and Equity Methods to prioritize, and synthesis quality evidence on migrant health.
Join us for Research Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Kevin Pottie and Dr. Sharon Johnston on Thursday, February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Save the Date!

Faculty Development Half Day , May 10

Departmental Updates

Read more for updates from the Undergraduate Program, Postgraduate Program, Faculty Development and Community Teaching.
Honours and Awards

Congratulations to Kim Rozon and Pascal Laliberté , who have both been nominated for the 2019 PARO Lois H. Ross Resident Advocate Award (RAA) .

Ashley Mautbur was recognised for 10 years of service with uOttawa in December.

Dr. Doug Gruner is the new Global Health Lead and Content Expert with uOttawa Undergraduate Medical Education.

Dr. Doug Manuel and Dr. Kevin Pottie were both included as authors in two of CMAJ' Top 25 articles of 2018.
 For details on each event, please access the Virtual Campus .

Tuesday, February 26

Wednesday, February 27
SOOs Standardisation

Thursday, February 28

Friday, March 8
Academic Day

Friday, March 15

Thursday, March 21

Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23

Monday, March 25 to Tuesday, March 26

Thursday, March 28

Friday, March 29
Academic Day