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The Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University is recruiting for the position of CTU Director.
The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the Clinical Teaching Unit and ensuring a supportive, learning environments for all learners while balancing the needs of patients and faculty. The Director has a leadership role in maintaining and developing educational and evaluation activities on the General Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit for Undergraduate and Postgraduate trainees. 

Karyssa Hamaan (C2022) received the Best Student Oral Presentation at the Trillium Research conference for a project she worked on with Dr. Stephenson Strobel (NRC) called "Tuning up or fatiguing down; How are patient order and shift length associated with radiological imaging in the emergency department".

For more details on Karyssa's presentation, click here
Elora’s Dr. Sarah Gower has been named a 2021 recipient of the Regional Family Physician of the Year Award. Dr. Gower provided exemplary care to her patients and is passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine. Dr. Gower is the award recipient for Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant and Waterloo Wellington.
Dr. Sharon Bal of Cambridge and Dr. Andrea Chittle of Guelph are the recipients of the 2021 College of Family Physicians of Canada Awards of Excellence. This award recognize family doctors who have demonstrated an exceptional achievement within the past 24 months pertaining to the specialty of family medicine.

For more details from the award ceremony, click here!
Congratulations to Roya Akbary (C2022) for receiving the CFPC Medical Student Scholarship during the Celebrating Family Medicine Teaching Excellence event hosted by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. This award recognize outstanding medical students with an interest in family medicine who have shown leadership in our specialty during their undergraduate medical education.

In addition, congratulations to graduated KW & Area Family Medicine residents; Serena Aurora, Jennifer McAlister, Tony Li, and Peter Zhang for receiving the CFPC Family Medicine Resident Scholarship.

For more details from this celebration, click here!
Psychiatry residents Jae Ryu (PGY4) and Ryan Weist (PGY5) have been awarded the PGME Quality Assurance Award for their quality improvement projected which focused on the "Evaluation of the Barriers to Naltrexone Prescribing for the Management of Alcohol Use Disorder in Older Adults Admitted to Hospital."
Congratulations are in order to our WRC Internal Medicine PGY3 residents who have just matched into their fellowship programs:
  • Jaymee Shell will be heading off to Western University for her Respirology fellowship
  • Jinbaek Kim will be leaving for McMaster University Hamilton to complete her Palliative Care fellowship
  • Victoria Chuen is going to University of Toronto for Geriatrics fellowship
We wish them all best wishes on their next medical journey!

Olga Baleca - FM Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Brown - Pediatrics
Phil Carriere - FM Addictions Medicine
Yeshale Chetty - Family Medicine
Maria Eskander - Family Medicine
Johnny Huang - Emergency Medicine
Obaidullah Khan - FM Hospitalist
Alison Martin - IM Hematology
Ariel Mendlowitz - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Haseeb Naveed - Emergency Medicine
Cesar Orellana - IM Infectious Disease
Christine Peterkin - Family Medicine Rural
Tess Pitre - Family Medicine
Tasha Stoltz - Pediatrics
Ahmed Tarakji - IM Nephrology

See what's happening this month
Grab your lunch, or your popcorn and join us in this episode of the PFD watch party with WRC!
For the remainder of the academic year we will be streaming a selection of the best recorded webinars from, 12-1, on the last Monday of the month.

For this edition of PFD watch party hosted by WRC, we are going to present an introductory conversation about different ways to see and manage complex problems. This 40min video was originally aired live in April 2020. This was part 2 of a 2.5 hr workshop, explicitly designed for established faculty members to become an effective coach to learners and colleagues, but this particular segment dissects different ways of looking at problems and approaches to those problems. The conversation in this segment is pertinent to modern day physicians and faculty members who must manage and perform well at multiple personal and professional tasks, and applicable to many complex tasks including parenting, patient care, leading teams, and supervising learners.

Date and Time: Monday, November 29, 2021 – 12pm-1pm
Where: Zoom
Facilitation and commentary provided by WRC faculty: Joan Chan and Catherine Tong

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