April 2019 | Pour accéder à la version française de ce bulletin, cliquez ici .
Please note that the DFM offices will be closed from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 (inclusive).
We are fully matched after second iteration! A sincere thank you to everyone who was involved in the CaRMS selection process this year. We look forward to welcoming our new cohort in July!
Message from the Chair

As we eagerly await Spring, our PGY2 residents are busy preparing for CFPC exams and our colleagues at the TOH are getting ready for a major change to EPIC! All of this learning is in response to outside needs. As life-long learners how are we supported and motivated to keep learning? When we consider motivation for learning, we might categorize this as need-oriented, goal-oriented or learning-oriented.  
Join us at the Spring FacDev Half Day!
We hope you can join us for another great session at the FacDev Half Day on May 10 at 850 Peter Morand Crescent. View the poster for speakers and topics .
Nominations for Best FMRSP Project Supervisor 
The call for nominations for Best Family Medicine Resident Scholarly Project (FMRSP) Supervisor are now open. Any resident who is completing the FMRSP portion of their residency who would like to put their supervisors name forward to be considered for the Best FMRSP Project Supervisor can do so as follows:  email FMRSPdfm@uottawa.ca outlining (200 words maximum) how the nominee showcased outstanding and sustained support within your FMRSP Project. Nominations are due no later than May 2 .  
Dr. Jason Leclair, Dr. Claudia Hubbes and Dr. Eric Wooltorton participate in a debate on millennial learners
Thanks for another great Community Retreat!

Thank you to participants who attended the Community Preceptor Retreat in Wakefield, QC on March 22-23 on the “Trials and tribulations of supervising family medicine residents in a community and rural setting”. 
DFM Physicians featured as LIFE CHANGING women

Dr. Elizabeth Muggah, Dr. Claire Kendall and Dr. Carol Wiebe were asked to present on a panel at the Bruyère Foundation event on Lifechanging Female Leaders for International Women's Month at the Métropolitan Brasserie on March 20.
Dr. Liz Muggah, Dr. Claire Kendall and Dr. Carol Wiebe were all members of the Bruyère LIFE CHANGING Women panel of innovators and researchers. Photo from the Ottawa Citizen.
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's Healthy Living Advice

According to the DFM's Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, when it comes to living the healthiest life possible — the simpler the better. Since this is the time of year for spring cleaning, Dr. Freedhoff suggests applying the same philosophy to your health regime. Eliminate the excess, he says, and follow his simple list of a mere 48 words.
Hello, MOMMA!

A group of seven family doctors providing intrapartum maternity care at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital is now branded as MOMMA - My Ottawa Medical Maternity Associates. The newest addition to this group of experienced caregivers is Dr. Kheira Jolin-Dahel who recently joined the Melrose FHT.
Become an ACES Instructor!

The DFM is coordinating a free two -day ACES train the trainer course (dates TBD) in order to increase trainer capacity. The ACES course is a 2-day course offered to residents that requires 2-3 teachers each time. We are looking for people who can commit to teaching at least two full sessions a year. If you are interested in becoming an ACES instructor please send an email with your name and email address to  arawley@uottawa.ca.
The Ontario Primary Care Virtual Network

Join the first  Ontario Primary Care Virtual Network webinar  on  April 25  from  8:00 am to 9:30 am , a collaboration of the OCFP, AFHTO and the Change Fo undation, with special guest, Dr. Robert Varnam, GP and Head of General Practice Development at NHS England.
New Date! the FMIG Meet and Greet

Please join us for this educational evening to meet with the Family Medicine Interest Group and the medical students at the University of Ottawa. Share your stories, knowledge, and experiences, and discuss many aspects of family medicine. Dinner will be served. View the poster. Please RSVP to Donna Williams at ugfmclk@uottawa.ca.
Join a Network of Practices engaged in QI with OPEN

The Ottawa Practice Enhancement Network (OPEN), a participatory consortium that involves patients and health planners, is actively recruiting primary care practices to participate in EMR data-informed Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives. OPEN will provide support to your practice to have EMR data extracted to inform and engage in QI activities that address your needs. Providers participate in different workshops and learning activities to learn how to use OPEN to prioritize and address quality care gaps.

Residents can also participate in OPEN to receive EMR-based QI information, with numerous FMRSP opportunities. Read more about this initiative in the links below, or contact the regional coordinator Maddie Venables at mvenables@bruyere.org .
Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar wins Best Oral Presentation at Meridith Marks Day

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar who won the award for her presentation on her research: Routine Pessary Care in Primary Care: Implementation of a Practice Based Continuing Professional Development. "She did an amazing job of not only presenting the results but engaging the audience and advocating for relevant primary care CPD," said Dr. Doug Archibald. "Most impressive, and the award is very well deserved."
The Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service

With increasing wait times in North America, access to specialist care is jeopardizing patients’ mental and physical health, as well as impacting patient and provider satisfaction. When Dr. Clare Liddy (pictured) shared with Dr. Erin Keely that a patient of hers had to wait nine months for an appointment with a specialist, the two doctors agreed this was way too long.
Need a survey tool for your research?

University of Ottawa students, professors, researchers and staff can now use a pro version of SurveyMonkey for free. An online survey tool, it provides real-time visibility and control over the data. The Enterprise licence grants access to all the options available on this powerful and intuitive platform tool.
Join us for Research Grand Rounds featuring Neil Drimer and Lisa Boucher on Thursday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  
Departmental Updates

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

The DFM has had 31 publications in 2019. You can view the full list on our website. Don't see your publications? Contact commsdfm@uottawa.ca. This month's publications include:

Growing Families!

Congratulations to former resident and current preceptor Shauna Hacker on the birth of her baby boy, Emerson (top), on March 11, and to Bruyère residents Sean Haber and Michaela Gasner on the birth of their son (bottom) on April 11!
 For details on each event, please access the Virtual Campus .

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

Thursday, April 25

Friday, April 26
Academic Day

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 6

Wednesday, May 8
Miniécole de médecine,  Mieux comprendre le cannabis

Friday, May 10

Friday, May 17
Academic Day

Wednesday,May 15
Miniécole de médecine,  Mieux comprendre le cannabis

Friday, May 31