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Faculty Awards Celebration Event
The faculty awards celebration event earlier this month was a time of recognition for the hard work, dedication and achievements of our many faculty members. Congratulations once more to all the winners of DFCM's Awards of Excellence and external awards and to our newly promoted faculty and new faculty members.

Read the Full Awards Booklet 
Q&A with Dr. Marla Shapiro
2015/16 has been an eventful year for faculty member Marla Shapiro. A new full professorship promotion with DFCM and appointment to the Order of Canada, no less. We talked with her about these events and why she loves what she does.

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Faculty and Staff Travel 30,000 km Across Ontario to Support Rural Preceptors and Residents
When thinking about family medicine at U of T, DFCM’s affiliated teaching hospital sites in and around the Greater Toronto Area often first come to mind; yet DFCM includes over 30 community-based teaching sites throughout rural Ontario that make up its rural residency and teaching practices programs. 

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WebCV Expiry
The Faculty of Medicine, with direction from the Dean of Medicine, has decided to end its support of WebCV. DFCM’s WebCV contract will expire on September 30th, 2016. Before this date, you must download your CV and all other reporting into a word document (or a similar platform). This format will now be used as the template for Faculty of Medicine Academic CV’s going forward.

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Department News
Changes to DFCM's Program Structure

As Dr. Barbara Stubb’s successful five year term as Director of Professional Development comes to completion, a review of the program and its components was conducted which has resulted in some departmental restructuring. The Professional Development Program will focus on the Faculty Development portfolio and has been renamed to reflect this.

Academic Fellowships and Graduate Studies will no longer be under the umbrella of Professional Development and is now a separate Program. Continuing Education, including planning for the PriMed conference, will be integrated within the Quality Improvement Program, the details of which are being developed.

Dr. Phil Ellison, Vice-Chair of Quality Improvement,  will assume the position of Interim Director, CE effective July 1, 2016, upon the completion of Dr. John Axler’s term in the position. We extend our gratitude to Dr. Axler for his excellent oversight of continuing education at DFCM, particularly in the planning of the PriMed Conference. Thank you for all your hard work.
New Undergraduate Education Appointments
Three DFCM faculty have been appointed to the Undergraduate Education team. Dr. Jordana Sacks is the Family Medicine Longitudinal Course Director, Dr. Sue Goldstein is the Physician Recruitment and Undergraduate Faculty Development Coordinator, and Dr. Dara Maker is the Preclerkship Evaluations Coordinator. Congratulations to all!
CFPC Seeks Physician Executive
The College of Family Physicians of Canada is seeking an Executive Director, Academic Family Medicine to oversee and enhance academic family medicine services on behalf of the College.

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New Program Director, Physician Assistant Professional Degree Program
Dr. Peter Tzakas is the new Program Director for the Physician Assistant Professional Degree Program. Effective September 2016, Dr. Tzakas will oversee program operations, curriculum delivery, and student progress, and provide guidance and support to teachers.
2016 Senior Promotions
Congratulations to this year's recipients of senior promotion!

Associate Professor
  • Dr Viola Antao
  • Dr Tony Antoniou
  • Dr Risa Bordman
  • Dr David Carr
  • Dr James Carson
  • Dr Sheldon Cheskes
  • Dr Michelle Greiver
  • Dr Marcus Law
  • Dr Sumeet Sodhi
  • Dr Nicole Woods
Full Professor
  • Dr Rahim Moineddin
  • Dr Marla Shapiro
  • Dr Karen Tu
Dr. Richard Glazier has been appointed Chair, CIHR College of Reviewers.

Ms. Sarah Letovsky has received the New Employee Award from the Faculty of Medicine.

Did we miss your award?
DFCM is full of outstanding faculty and staff who are constantly being recognized for their incredible work. If we missed an award that you have won, please email us and we will be sure to feature it in our next issue. 
July 13
Faculty of Medicine Staff BBQ

July 14-15
Professional Grant Development Workshop

Aug 27-31
International Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference (AMEE) - Spain
In the Media
Doctors' Notes: Take Control of Your Own Health Care
Indigenous patients face unique challenges when seeking help. Many patients remain afraid to question medical advice, even though we’ve moved away from a paternalistic system where the doctor decides everything.

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Eat Real, Unprocessed Foods, Doctors' Group Advises Canadian Women
Doctors specializing in women’s health are trying to harness the power of nutrition by releasing extensive guidelines today in Vancouver to steer Canadians away from obesity and diabetes.

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The Future of Medical Education: Laying the Foundations
"As the health care expectations of Canadians evolve, we must ensure our curriculum is responsive to the needs of our students and prepares them to meet needs of today, and tomorrow,” says Dr. Marcus Law, Director of Foundations & Academic Innovation.

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Family Docs Feel Unprepared for Natural Disasters: Study
Hospital staff and paramedics are regularly trained in how to handle a public health crisis, but new Canadian research finds that many family doctors don’t feel anywhere near as prepared.

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In Treating Obese Patients, Too Often Doctors Can’t See Past Weight
The persistent cough started when Rebecca Hiles was 16. She was an active high school senior, though, at 180 pounds, overweight for her height.

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DFCM Open is a repository of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, family physician focused tools and resources that are clinical, educational or research oriented in nature. It is aimed at family physicians and primary care professionals but anyone can access these resources. 
Premalignant and Malignant Skin Lesions One-Page Primer
Skin cancers are by far the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in Canadians in 2011. Skin cancers are generally divided into malignant melanoma (MM) and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).
Megan Wickett MD, Marcus Law MD MBA MEd CCFP FCFP 
Family Medicine Newborn & Early Child Assessment Clerkship E-Module
This particular module will review baby and childcare in the Family Practice setting. You will be presented with clinical scenarios and be asked to answer a series of questions to come up with a management plan for a patient throughout the first years of life.
Marcus Law MD MBA MEd CCFP FCFP, Alexandra Mardimae, Dr. Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Melissa Nutik, Dr. Sherylan Young 
Monthly Round Up
Dr. Barbara Stubbs chairs her final Department Appointments Committee meeting
Professional Development 
DFCM Staff Day
At Resident Academic Project Day
Faculty Awards Celebration
Research Retreat
Celebration of Education Scholarship 
Toronto International Program
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