All Announcements

  • CBME Approval
    Published Wed Jan 20th 2016

    Queen’s University School of Medicine announced today that it will play a leading role in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Competence by Design medical education program. As of July 2017, all incoming Queen’s residents will start their training using a Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) model.“One of the pillars of our strategic plan is to advance new way...

  • Royal College approves adoption of CBME
    Published Tue Jan 19th 2016

    Queen’s University will be the first institution in Canada to adopt competency-based training for all its medical residents, education that emphasizes the skills residents gain rather than the time they spend doing hospital rotations. Residents starting in 2017 will be educated through a model that many other countries are also embracing, the university will announce on Tuesday. Competency-based medical educatio...

  • Registration for Chiefs of Ontario Research Symposium
    Published Tue Jan 19th 2016

    Registration is now open for the Chiefs of Ontario Research Symposium "Our Health Information: The Future in First Nations Health Research," happening on February 22nd, 2016. Keynote speakers include Queen's very own Dr. Mike Green, who will be talking about the importance of First Nations involvement in all steps of the research process. There will also be poster presentations and prayer sessions led by elde...

  • 3 Posters from the South Side
    Published Mon Jan 11th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday January 15, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Does dexamethasone suppress adrenal function when used to prevent nausea in cancer patients?2. What are the smallest clinically important changes for ESAS symptom scores?3. What is the correct rotation ratio to use when converting to transdermal fentanyl? 4. Why is Chicago called ‘The Windy City’?F...

  • 3 Posters from the South Side
    Published Mon Jan 11th 2016

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday January 15, 2016Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Does dexamethasone suppress adrenal function when used to prevent nausea in cancer patients?2. What are the smallest clinically important changes for ESAS symptom scores?3. What is the correct rotation ratio to use when converting to transdermal fentanyl? 4. Why is Chicago called ‘The Windy City’?F...

  • Resident Discounts
    Published Mon Jan 4th 2016

    Residents are eligible to receive a special discount on programming offered by the Office of Continuing and Professional Development.  Residents can use Promo Code: program90 to register for many CPD programs at a discounted rate of $90:   Feb 3 - Geriatrics  Feb 24 - 26th Annual Therapeutics Day Apr 6 - Lecture: Physician Hastened DeathApr 7-10 - Educating Family Physicians in Palliative Car...

  • Dr. John W. Drover appointed as Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine
    Published Mon Dec 21st 2015

    Dr. John W. Drover appointed as the Interim Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John W. Drover as the Interim Head of the newly approved Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective September 1, 2015. This appointment is for a two-year period until June 30, 2017. After graduating in 1980 with his Bache...

  • ICRE: The Body Electric
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    The Body Electric is the annual digital art exhibit showcased during the International Conference on Residency Education.  Congratulations to Elizabeth King, Program Assistant in the Department of Pediatrics, whose work was selected for inclusion in this year's exhibit.  More information on The Body Electric, including a video showcasing the artwork is available online.

  • Palliative Care Integration
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon08000-0900Friday December 18, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review evidence of the benefit of early integration of palliative care for people with cancer2. Describe different conceptual models of integration3. Discuss possible ‘optimal’ model for integration of palliative careFlyer attached here              Sign-i...

  • Palliative Care Integration
    Published Fri Dec 11th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Deborah Dudgeon08000-0900Friday December 18, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review evidence of the benefit of early integration of palliative care for people with cancer2. Describe different conceptual models of integration3. Discuss possible ‘optimal’ model for integration of palliative careFlyer attached here

  • Distress May Be Hidden But It Is Never Silent
    Published Tue Dec 1st 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 4, 2015G015b, Etherington HallObjectives: 1. Understanding distress in people with severe communication challenges2. Challenges in provisions of palliative and end of life care in people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)3. Discuss models/approaches of palliative and end of life care delivery in people with ID.  Flyer attached here

  • CaRMS Leadership Award
    Published Fri Nov 20th 2015

    CaRMS is now accepting applications for the 2016 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL).  The award is accompanied by funding to support each learner’s proposed leadership activities and will again be presented at the annual CaRMS Forum during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Students and residents enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program and residing in Canada can ...

  • A Good Death - Does our reach exceed our grasp?
    Published Fri Nov 13th 2015

    Presented by: Janeta Kobes, Margaret Milne, Susan Gies and Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 20, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Describe what constitues 'a good death'2. Consider how we ever know that a good death has occurred3. Determine how we can optimize the chance of a good death occurringFlyer attached hereSign- in sheet attached here

  • A Good Death - Does our reach exceed our grasp?
    Published Fri Nov 13th 2015

    Presented by: Janeta Kobes, Margaret Milne, Susan Gies and Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday November 20, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Describe what constitues 'a good death'2. Consider how we ever know that a good death has occurred3. Determine how we can optimize the chance of a good death occurringFlyer attached here

  • Dr. Birtwhistle Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research
    Published Fri Nov 6th 2015

    Congratulations to Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, whom the College of Family Physicians of Canada has chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research. This award honours individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who make a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. Dr. Birtwhistle will receive the award...

  • Live Free or Die Hard
    Published Mon Nov 2nd 2015

    Presented by: Cindy Fitzpatrick, MSW, RSW0800-0900November 6, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Explore the differences between assisted suicide and euthanasia 2. Explore the laws on assisted suicide and euthanasia in North America and how they are changing3. Case example and video highlighting the Brittany Maynard storyFlyer attached here

  • Dr. David Pichora appointed as Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research
    Published Fri Oct 30th 2015

    Dr. David R. Pichora appointed as the inaugural Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University. Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. David R. Pichora as the inaugural Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Thi...

  • Intrathecal Analgesia - Trials and Tribulations
    Published Thu Oct 29th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Scott Duggan and Dr. Jonathan Yen0800-0900Friday October 30, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallObjectives:1. Review challenges faced when initiating and maintaining intrathecal analgesic infusions2. List potential common and uncommon adverse effects of intrathecal infusions3. Debrief about two recent patient experiencesFlyer attached here.

  • HealthAchieve 2015
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Your Future Starts Here.  Register Today for HealthAchieve – Special Student Pricing Available. We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for HealthAchieve 2015. As one of the largest and most prestigious health care events inNorth America, HealthAchieve is the perfect opportunity for future leaders to learn, share and network with some of the best and brightest health care and business l...

  • Dying to eat: Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday October 16, 2015Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Define burden of anorexia and cachexia in cancer patients2. Cover ways for assessing and counseling patients regarding anorexia and cachexia3. Provide a brief overview of MD, RN, dietician interventions for anorexia and cachexiaFlyer attached here.

  • Dying to eat: Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
    Published Thu Oct 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday October 16, 2015Host Site: Room G015b, Etherington HallObjectives:1. Define burden of anorexia and cachexia in cancer patients2. Cover ways for assessing and counseling patients regarding anorexia and cachexia3. Provide a brief overview of MD, RN, dietician interventions for anorexia and cachexiaFlyer attached here.sign-in sheet attached here.

  • Palliative Sedation - To sleep, perchance to dream?
    Published Fri Oct 9th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday September 11, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallQueen's UniversityIn this round we will:1. Define palliative sedation2. Discuse ethical principles relevant to palliative sedation3. State specific indications for palliative sedation4. Describe the application of palliative sedationPresentation slides attached here.

  • Use of eHomecare as an emerging model of care in the South East CCAC
    Published Fri Oct 9th 2015

    Presented by: Robert Bruce0800-0900Friday September 25, 2015Room G015b Etherington HallIn this round we will:1. Provide an introduction and understanding of what eHomecare (and specifically the use of eShift) is2. Describe how the South East CCAC will adopt eShift as a new model of care for Palliative and End of Life patients3. Describe the South East CCAC eShift Pilot Project deliverables4. Exploration of the possible...

  • 2015 Health and Human Rights Conference
    Published Tue Sep 29th 2015

    Registration is now open for the 15th annual Health and Human Rights Conference! This year’s theme is Healthcare Everywhere: Local and Global Action for Access. The aim is to spark a conversation about access to health in our own community and across the world.   Keynotes: Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child, family physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and author of...

  • 2016 Spring Exam Dates
    Published Thu Sep 24th 2015

    The 2016 Spring Examination dates are now available on the Royal College Website, located at http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/common/documents/exams/spring_exam_dates_e.html

  • Museum of Health Care event to highlight “Medicine in the Making"
    Published Tue Sep 22nd 2015

    Medical artefacts from the Museum of Health Care will be on display in the Grand corridor of the new Medical Building on Friday, September 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. UGME Associate Dean Anthony Sanfilippo and Dr. Susan Lamb (adjunct assistant professor of history of Medicine) will be on hand over the lunch hour. Curated by Museum of Health Care staff and QuARMS student Chantal Valiquette as part of a...

  • Women's Giving Circle
    Published Fri Sep 18th 2015

    You don’t need to be a clinician scientist to help spark amazing healthcare discoveries. A group of caring, inquisitive women are making a big difference in medical research through their participation in the University Hospital Kingston Foundation’s (UHKF) Women’s Giving Circle.Through research, discoveries are made into new ways to diagnose and treat disease. That’s why the Women’s Givin...

  • September Events in the FHS
    Published Thu Sep 10th 2015

    There are a number of great events coming up in the month of September, several of them which are student-led. Please share the news with your fellow colleagues and students. Alvaro & Diane Morales Public Lecture Series in Men’s HealthThursday, September 10thNew Medical Building, 5:00pmEvent Announcement   Barry Smith SymposiumFriday, September 11thNew Medical Building, 4:30pmEvent Info   QMed ...

  • The National Health Care Team Challenge™ (HCTC)
    Published Tue Sep 8th 2015

    The National Health Care Team Challenge™ (HCTC) was held on March 6th and 7th in conjunction with the National Association of Health Sciences Students’ Association annual conference at Queen’s University. Hosted by the Queen’s Health Interprofessionals Student Society (QHIP), this conference brought together 120 delegates from across the country to share and learn about the conference theme of P...

  • Queen's University's Clinical Simulation Centre Technician Finishes 3rd In Medical Simulation Specialist Competition.
    Published Tue Aug 18th 2015

    Our very own Jeremy Babcock made it to the finals and came 3rd overall in SimGhosts  "Bug Buster" event. The competition was part of the SimGhost Conference at the Cedar Sinai Medical Centre and was made up of medical simulation specialists from around the world. We would like to congratulate Jeremy and let him know we appreciate the level of dedication and expertise he has brought and continues to bring to the CS...

  • Family medicine professors among top-20 pioneers
    Published Wed Aug 12th 2015

    Richard Birtwhistle, left, and Walter Rosser of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University are included in the College of Family Physicians of Canada's list of Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada. (University Communications)   Two members of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University are included in this year’s Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Resear...

  • Dr. Ross Walker reappointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Published Wed Aug 5th 2015

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Ross Walker as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine. This appointment is for a five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.Following the receipt of his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Walker completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at Queen's Universit...

  • Dr. Ross Walker reappointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Published Tue Aug 4th 2015

    Dr. G. Ross Walker appointed Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health SciencesDean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Ross Walker as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine. This appointment is for a five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.Following the receipt of his Doctor of Medicine from the Univ...

  • Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases & Allergy Research
    Published Wed Jul 15th 2015

    Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne K. Ellis as the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2020. Aft...

  • VIP Seating for Residents
    Published Tue Jul 14th 2015

    IDEAS Intro to Quality Improvement – Special VIP Seats held for Queen’s Residents.  Register before August 7.  Improve Patient Care.  Designed for all health care professionals and managers, IDEAS Intro to QI program provides the knowledge and tools to plan for, or actively participate in, a quality improvement project. Participants will be able to:  Explore and apply the fu...

  • Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Tue Jul 7th 2015

    Applications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and its fully affiliated teaching hospitals, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care. We are searching for an academic physician with proven administrative experience and leadership skills who, as Head, will develop and manage teams that will foste...

  • Dr. Ruth Wilson named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jul 2nd 2015

    Ruth Wilson, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s, was named today as a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston (Law’66), Governor General of Canada, for her contributions to improving primary care in Ontario and for her leadership in family medicine. Dr. Wilson follows in the footsteps of her mother Lois Wilson, a Companion of the Order of...

  • Become a Patient Safety Trainer
    Published Wed Jun 24th 2015

    The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program, Queen’s University, along with The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, are excited to offer the “Become a Patient Safety Trainer” conference to clinical teams from Canadian healthcare organizations and to members of healthcare faculty.With an emphasis on creativity and excellence in educational techniques, the PSEP – Canada conference is delive...

  • After the Last Breath
    Published Mon Jun 22nd 2015

    Presented by: Dorothy Trimble-Hayes0800-0900Friday June 26, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. The role and services of funeral homes/crematoriums2. The process of receiving the deceased3. Challenging situations in the homeFlyer attached here.

  • Medical Marijuana Today: A Focus on Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jun 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900 Friday June 19, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Be introduced to the different cannabis/cannabinoid products2. Review current recommendation for cannabis/cannabinoid use for common symptoms in palliative care 3. Become familiar with Health Canada’s current medical marijuana legislationFlyer attached herePresentation slides attached here.  

  • Medical Marijuana Today: A Focus on Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jun 15th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900 Friday June 19, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Be introduced to the different cannabis/cannabinoid products2. Review current recommendation for cannabis/cannabinoid use for common symptoms in palliative care 3. Become familiar with Health Canada’s current medical marijuana legislationFlyer attached hereSign-in sheet attached hereEvaluation Form attac...

  • Risk Assessment & ID Workshop
    Published Wed Jun 10th 2015

    Dr. Jessica Jones will be holding a two day workshop called Risky Business: Understanding Risk Assessments and Intellectual Disability in August 2015. Definitive dates have not yet been scheduled in order to accommodate any large groups that may be interested. Spots will be limited to ensure quality of learning. Should you be interested, please email Meg McQueen for additional date and location information.  ...

  • New to Queen's this year?
    Published Tue Jun 9th 2015

    All new residents are reminded that orientation activities have been scheduled from July 1-3, 2015.  Please be sure to check out our website for more details if you haven't already done so.  We're looking forward to welcoming you to our community shortly!

  • Talking to Children about Death and Dying
    Published Fri Jun 5th 2015

    Presented by: Melissa Touw, RN, MScN, APN - Palliative Care0800-0900Friday June 12, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Identify the barries when talking to children about death and dying of a loved one2. Review the important aspects of child development when communicating about death and dying3. Identify tools useful when communicating about death and dyingFlyer attached here.

  • Elder Abuse
    Published Mon Jun 1st 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday June 5, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the definition of elder abuse2. Discuss prevalence rates3. Identify risk factors4. Review clinical manifestations5. Consider screening and interventional appraochFlyer attached here.

  • Pediatric Palliative Care
    Published Tue May 26th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie1800-0900Friday May 29, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: (TBA)Flyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.  

  • Hospice Kingston Today and into the Future
    Published Tue May 19th 2015

    Presented by: Natasha Girard0800-0900Friday May 22, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Increase awareness about Hospice Kingston's programs and services2. Learn how Hospice Kingston plans to improve access to quality hospice palliative careFlyer attached here.

  • Providing Care for Aboriginal People of Canada
    Published Wed May 13th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 15, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Increase awareness of important cultural considerations to take into account when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal peoples 2. Discuss the various barriers limiting Aboriginal people in accessing culturally sensitive and high quality palliative care as well as ways in which access can be inc...

  • Providing Care for Aboriginal People of Canada
    Published Wed May 13th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Jaimi Heidman, Palliative Medicine PGY30800-0900Friday May 15, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Increase awareness of important cultural considerations to take into account when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal peoples 2. Discuss the various barriers limiting Aboriginal people in accessing culturally sensitive and high quality palliative care as well as ways in which access can be inc...

  • A Mindful Approach to Stress
    Published Wed May 6th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. John Smythe0800-0900Friday May 8, 201536 Barrie Street John Smythe is a Pediatric Cardiologist and a Student Wellness Advisor with the Queens Faculty of Medicine. He has been a meditation instructor since 1996 and is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and Shambhala Meditation Training Director. He has provided Mindfulness Training Workshops for medical trainees and medical faculty since 200...

  • And now for something completely different ... My Gift of Grace
    Published Fri Apr 24th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Ray Viola0800-0900Friday May 1, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Learn about a game to facilitate conversations about living and dying well2. Play the game3. Reflect on the game's potential or lack thereofFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here

  • Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship
    Published Mon Apr 20th 2015

    The Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship funds research projects undertaken by residents, in Royal College accredited programs, studying the history of specialty medicine or postgraduate medical education in Canada. It honours Dr. Charles Peter Warren, FRCPC, the inaugural chair of the Royal College’s History and Heritage Advisory Committee, who provided leadership in our history and heritage activities until his ...

  • 2015-2018 SE Regional Hospice Palliative Care Work Plan
    Published Mon Apr 13th 2015

    Presenter: Olga Nikolajev0800-0900Friday April 17, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Learn about Provincial Palliative Care Planning Structures and Governance 2. Highlight South East LHIN Hospice Palliative Care 2015-2018 Work Plan 3. Engage palliative care community in partnership to improve careFlyer attached here     Presentation slides attached here

  • 2015-2018 SE Regional Hospice Palliative Care Work Plan
    Published Mon Apr 13th 2015

    Presenter: Olga Nikolajev0800-0900Friday April 17, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Learn about Provincial Palliative Care Planning Structures and Governance 2. Highlight South East LHIN Hospice Palliative Care 2015-2018 Work Plan 3. Engage palliative care community in partnership to improve careFlyer attached here              Sign-in sheet attached here  &...

  • It’s over. Now what?
    Published Wed Apr 8th 2015

    Our accreditation visitors have come and gone. They left behind a lot of compliments, some extreme interest in aspects of our curriculum, and a few areas they think we should continue to work on. And they left behind the opportunity to reflect. Accreditation times are fraught with concerns and worry—are we doing the right thing? What is it they are looking for? Do we have “sufficient” evidence a...

  • A Review of the Treatment of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
    Published Tue Apr 7th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900Friday April 10, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Outline the current evidence and recommendations for initial and long-term management of first and recurrent episodes of VTE 2. Discuss the management of commonly encountered thrombotic complications 3. Appreciate developing areas of research in the treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis Flyer attached here.

  • Matched to Queen's?
    Published Wed Mar 25th 2015

    If you have recently matched to a Queen's residency program, you should be aware that our office has sent you a welcome email to the email address provided to us by CaRMS.  If you have not received this welcome email, please check your spam folder or contact us directly at pgme@queensu.ca or by phone at (613) 533-2543.

  • Accreditation Tips & Topics
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    In our countdown to Accreditation 2015, we'll be releasing new tips every few days. Keep checking back for more great information!  Student feedback: We welcome and encourage student feedback through end-of-course evaluations. This feedback is reviewed by Course Directors and Year Directors and is used by the Course and Faculty Review Committee (CFRC) during its annual review of courses, influences recomme...

  • Dr. Steven Brooks brings PulsePoint to Canada
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Steven Brooks, working with the City of Kingston, Kingston Fire and Rescue and a number of other community partners, is launching PulsePoint, a mobile app that can save lives. This marks the first PulsePoint launch in Canada. Working with the Kingston Fire and Rescue dispatch system, the app will alert users trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby pub...

  • From Order to Infusion:
    Published Mon Mar 23rd 2015

    Presenter: Jen Baker, RPH0800-0900Friday March 27, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1.  To understand the process of a home care medication from prescribing physician to the patient 2. To become aware of the common issues that occur that may result in delays in the order reaching the patientFlyer attached here.

  • PARO awards Dr. Susan Finch and Ms. Chantal Van Parys
    Published Fri Mar 20th 2015

    Dr. Susan Finch of the Department of Psychiatry has been awarded as this year's recipient of the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Queen's University. The award has become a well-recognized way for residents to acknowledge clinical teachers who have excelled in their role. Additionally, Ms. Chantal Van Parys from our Department of Family Medicine (at the P...

  • Susan Cole appointed inaugural Chair for new Division of Cancer Pharmacology of ASPET
    Published Mon Mar 16th 2015

    Dr. Susan Cole has been appointed the inaugural Chair of a new Division for Cancer Pharmacology that has been formed by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The division was formed to serve Society members with interests in cancer pharmacology. Dr. Susan Cole currently holds the Canada Research Chair position in Cancer Biology and is the Bracken Chair of G...

  • Medication at the End Life - Management Dilemmas in the community Setting
    Published Fri Mar 13th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday March 20, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Recognize challenges in determining when restlessness/loss of symptom control may be iatrogenic2. Review common medication interactions3. Discuss possible strategies to mitigate interactionsFlyer attached here.

  • Medication at the End Life - Management Dilemmas in the community Setting
    Published Fri Mar 13th 2015

    Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Connidis0800-0900Friday March 20, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Recognize challenges in determining when restlessness/loss of symptom control may be iatrogenic2. Review common medication interactions3. Discuss possible strategies to mitigate interactionsFlyer attached here.

  • A Review of the CFRC Process
    Published Tue Mar 10th 2015

    As we march ever so quickly towards our accreditation visit, we thought it would be useful to have a quick review of the Course and Faculty Review Committee (CFRC) and current status of course and faculty evaluations. For years, course review and faculty evaluations were somewhat disjointed and often relied on a paper process.  Reviews were not received consistently and evaluating these reviews was even more trou...

  • Karen Yeates receives $1m for Tanzanian pregnancy health program
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Karen Yeates has received $1 million in funding to develop a mobile platform to record and monitor the health of pregnant women. The five-year project will implement and test ways of improving the monitoring of pregnant women in Tanzania for preeclampsia-eclampsia and other important health outcomes.Dr. Yeates is working with Graeme Smith (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Ch...

  • CaRMS Success!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Best-Ever Results for Queen's!  As many of you will be aware, the CaRMS match results were released on March 4, 2015.  Many Queen's residents volunteer their time to assist with their program's interview days and you are a key part of the process.  Our residents give generously of their time, meeting prospective residents in interviews, discussion panels, luncheons, and social events.  We were so pl...

  • Welcome New Residents!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    We are pleased to congratulate all of the medical students who recently matched to Queen's!  You will be receiving registration information shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our office at pgme@queensu.ca.  Congratulations once again; we're pleased to welcome you to our postgraduate community!

  • What does haemoglobin of 90 have to do with assessment in medical education?
    Published Thu Feb 26th 2015

    When I am meeting with faculty members, new or ‘seasoned’, who are keen to teach medical students, many of them note that while they love working with students, they may feel uncomfortable with assessing students. On the one hand, this is not a surprise, since most of us were not taught this in medical school or residency, but, on the other hand, clinicians are well-equipped to assess medical students, beca...

  • At the leading edge of heart and stroke care
    Published Fri Feb 20th 2015

    Advances in recent years have drastically changed the outlook for those suffering from cardiovascular disease. A host of new technologies, medications and procedures have increased survival rates and have smoothed out many of the bumps that were once a common part of the recovery process. “Cardiovascular disease is no longer the number one cause of death in Canada,” says Dr. Chris Simpson, Chief of Cardiol...

  • An overview of our UGME curriculum
    Published Thu Feb 19th 2015

    Our curriculum and program have evolved over the past 7 years. Here’s how: On the first day, the “Red Book” was written, and it was good.  There was rejoicing throughout the land. Everybody liked the Red Book. Our Curriculum is designed on the basis of the Roles, Competencies, Program Objectives and Curricular Objectives defined in the “Red Book”, a.k.a. “Curricular Goals an...

  • Chris Simpson's messge to Council of the Federation
    Published Wed Feb 18th 2015

    Dr. Chris Simpson, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Chair of the Division of Cardiology talks about the need for a National Seniors' Strategy:

  • Service-Learning at Queen’s UGME
    Published Thu Feb 12th 2015

    Two key values of the Queen’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum are learning and citizenship.  Under learning, we affirm that “we foster an environment that optimizes learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings,” and under citizenship, we profess that “we believe our students should be active contributors and participants in the leadership of their communities, society an...

  • Queen's Medicine Health Talks on Smoking Cessation
    Published Thu Feb 12th 2015

    In collaboration with KFL&A Public Health, Queen's Medicine Health Talks is excited to introduce “Let’s Talk Tips to Quit,” a talk focused on smoking cessation.  As usual the talks are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Join us Thursday, February 19th at KFL&A from 6-7pm located at 221 Portsmouth Avenue. Please RSVP to this event at: http://meds.queensu.ca/h...

  • 2015 Economics & Healthcare Speaker Series
    Published Wed Feb 11th 2015

    The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare proudly presents the third Economics and Healthcare Speaker Series. Drawing three noted scholars from leading business schools and economics departments, this series introduces forward-thinking economic theory to challenges in healthcare. January 30: Transparency and Negotiated Prices, by Matthew GrennanFebruary 13: Insurer Competition and Negotiated Prices, ...

  • The Experience of Hope in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Feb 9th 2015

    Presented by Dr. Jaimi Heidman0800-0900February 13, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Discuss the notion of hope in palliative care and the factors that influence it  2. Discuss ways in which to assess hope in palliative care patients 3. Consider ways in which to maintain or facilitate hope in terminally ill patients  Flyer attached here.

  • Palliative Wound Care
    Published Mon Feb 2nd 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Saneea Abboud0800-0900Friday February 6, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives: 1. Discuss the concept of palliative wound management 2. Apply palliative management strategies to common wound related symptoms 3. Become familiar with major wound dressing groups and their common applicationsFlyer attached here.

  • WONCA World Rural Health Conference
    Published Thu Jan 29th 2015

    We invite you all to Dubrovnik to the 13th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. http://woncarural2015.com/This year the conference will be hosting a student and junior doctor session for the first time.  We hope to encourage you to learn more about rural health and explore the possibilities of working in this exciting field.  The YDM (VdGM and Polaris) and IFMSA have been collaborating with the organizing co...

  • Stopping cancer in its tracks
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    Researcher Andrew Craig understands the importance of stopping metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. And with an innovation grant of $193,798 from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Dr. Craig and his team hope to get one step closer. “Metastasis – or the spread of cancer from its primary tumour site to another location in the body – is a critical stage to prevent. This grant fr...

  • Funding fuels cancer research
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    With an eye on improving survival rates and the quality of care for cancer patients, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) $3.8 million as part of its Major Science Initiatives. The funding provides infrastructure support to the NCIC CTG operations and statistics office at Queen’s University. “We are grateful CFI has pledged its support for our mission ...

  • Music Therapy with Hospice and Palliative Care
    Published Fri Jan 23rd 2015

    Presented by: Mackenzie Costron, BMTMusic Therapist and Owner of Find Your Voice Music Therapy0800-0900January 30, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To understand what music therapy is and how it enhances health and wellness2. To discuss the intentional and purposeful application of music therapy techniques and interventions in hospice and palliative care3. To explore the benefits of music therapy in hospice and pallia...

  • Cutting-edge technology comes to Medicine & DBMS
    Published Wed Jan 21st 2015

    Eight researchers at Queen’s University have been awarded $1.3 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Among them are two researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences: Stephen Archer (Cardiology) and Neil Renwick (Pathology and Molecular Medicine). Dr. Archer is using his funding to purchase a new super resolution microscope that can see structures f...

  • Putting the school of medicine under the microscope
    Published Tue Jan 20th 2015

    Every eight years, each Canadian medical school must earn accreditation in order to maintain its status. It is a peer-review process that is designed to ensure that medical students are receiving high quality education that meets the standards set across North America. Administered by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the American counterpart, Liaison Committee on Medical Education ...

  • Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy is the third in a series of three focused annual conferences, presented by Queen’s University, to initiate transformational change in Canadian healthcare. Crafting a national strategy for Canada’s complex, multi-jurisdictional system requires a multi-faceted perspective, clarity, and a desire among our leadership to collaborate, and the will to act. Each confer...

  • Caring for a troubled world
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Emergency room doctors and their staff work are on the front lines of health care, addressing the urgent needs of patients with everything from critical illness and injury to the routine afflictions of daily life. They’re experts at triage and decision-making in a fast-moving, unpredictable environment. Susan Bartels, an emergency room physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and a clin...

  • Burnout in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by; Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 16, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the frequency of burnout in palliative care2. Discuss some aggravating and protective habits and practices3. Talk as a group about how we are doing/what we could do betterFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.

  • Ageing and Dying in Prison: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank0800-0900Friday January 23, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Consider opportunities to improve end of life care for people in prison2. Consider advocacy roles for palliative care in prisonsFlyer attached here.Podcast of the CBC interview:  http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/tapestry_20141205_28377.mp3

  • Weaving Together Concepts and Tools to Operationalize CBME in Palliative Care Medicine
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presentated by: Laura McEwen, PhD & Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 19, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Explore the Competency by Design initiative, including changes in CanMEDS 2015 and the role of Milestones and Entrustable Professinal Activity (EPAs)2. Appreciate the role of assessment as the backbone of CBME3. Consider potential EPAs for Palliative MedicineFlyer attached here.

  • Prescribing Palliative Care Medication from the Pharmacy Perspective
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Brent Schneider, RPh, BSP, MSc0800-0900December 12, 201436 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review what happens after we write a CADD prescription from pharmacy perspective2. Common errors in Palliative Care prescription writing3. Tips from a pharmacy perspectiveFlyer attached here.

  • Weaving Together Concepts and Tools to Operationalize CBME in Palliative Care Medicine
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presentated by: Laura McEwen, PhD & Dr. Ingrid Harle0800-0900Friday December 19, 2014Host site: 36 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Explore the Competency by Design initiative, including changes in CanMEDS 2015 and the role of Milestones and Entrustable Professinal Activity (EPAs)2. Appreciate the role of assessment as the backbone of CBME3. Consider potential EPAs for Palliative MedicineFlyer attached here.

  • Geography's 'Place' in Palliative care Research
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by: Dr. Heather Castleden, Associate Professor0800-0900Friday January 9, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. To introduce the sub-discipline of health geography to the field of palliative care research2. To demonstrate the application of a health geography lens to sitting palliative care facilities3. To use social and physical place as an analytic tool to elucidate issues central to rural and aboriginal palliat...

  • Burnout in Palliative Care
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Presented by; Dr. Craig Goldie0800-0900Friday January 16, 201536 Barrie StreetObjectives:1. Review the frequency of burnout in palliative care2. Discuss some aggravating and protective habits and practices3. Talk as a group about how we are doing/what we could do betterFlyer attached here.Presentation slides attached here.

  • Professional Foundations Course Directorship
    Published Thu Jan 15th 2015

    Although Dr. Susan MacDonald has been very capably filling this role, it’s become clear that it raises a potential conflict with her role as Academic Advisor, in that students may be reluctant to voluntarily seek her help for academic difficulties is she holds any evaluative role.  Given the very difficult choice of how best to use Susan’s skills, I’ve opted to ask her to concentrate on the Acade...

  • Inviting comments on the Centre for Studies in Primary Care
    Published Mon Jan 12th 2015

    Advisory Review Committee established for the Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) In accordance with the Senate Policy on Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and other Entities at Queen’s University, Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the membership of the Advisory Review Committee for the Centre...

  • Three new chairs take their seats
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Three brand new chair positions in the Faculty of Health Sciences have been filled by esteemed leaders in the fields of health policy, surgery and ophthalmology. Michael Green (Public Health Sciences, Family Medicine) has been appointed the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy, John Rudan (Surgery) is the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery and Martin ten Hov...

  • Meds alumni named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Four Queen’s alumni – from the fields of medicine, politics and media – have been appointed to the Order of Canada. Dr. Brenda Gallie (Meds'69) is an ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto who has conducted groundbreaking research on the genetics of retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of children’s eyes.  Dr. Norman Marcon (Meds'62) is a doctor and researcher at ...

  • Resident Safety and Travel
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    As winter weather has arrived, residents are reminded that their personal safety and travel is covered in the Resident Health and Safety policy.  Section 5 of the policy covers safety and travel and includes the following points: 5.7 - A resident may elect not to attend their academic half-day, clinic, etc. if in his/her estimation, it would not be safe to travel because of weather. 5.7.1- The resident must info...

  • Happy New Year
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    The Postgraduate Medical Education Office would like to wish all of our residents and clinical fellows a very happy New Year.  As a reminder, our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  We are closed over the lunch hour from 12-1pm.  Please drop by if there's anything we can help you with.  You may also reach us by phone at 533-2543 or by email at pgme@queensu.ca.

  • School of Medicine Building recognized with award
    Published Wed Dec 17th 2014

    Queen’s recently received awards for two of its new buildings – the School of Medicine Building picked up an Award of Merit in the City of Kingston’s Livable City Design Awards while the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was recognized by the Frontenac Heritage Foundation at the 2014 Heritage Conservation Awards. The Livable City Design Award highlighted the way the School of Medicine Build...

  • Dr. Alberto Neder's research helps people breathe easier
    Published Mon Dec 15th 2014

    Few of us would equate the household chore of vacuuming with quality of life. But for people with heart and lung disease, quality of life often comes down to having the breath, to carry out those simple, everyday tasks. “There is a close relationship between your physical capacity and your quality of life,” says Alberto Neder, a Queen’s University respirologist and clinician scientist at the Kingston...