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New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

January 16th 2017 | 1 Comment

For this week’s blog, I am thrilled to share a guest post from Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy who shares some exciting news from … Continue reading

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A tragedy turns the spotlight to mental health

January 9th 2017 | 4 Comments

This past week, Canadians have been processing the devastating story of the deaths of military veteran Lionel Desmond, his wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and his mother, Brenda. In … Continue reading

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2015-16 Dean’s Report: Looking back on a great year

December 13th 2016 | 2 Comments

The 2015-16 Dean’s Report has just been sent to print and will be available both in print and online in the new year. The report serves as a retrospective on … Continue reading

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Building empathy through the First Patient program

December 5th 2016 | 13 Comments

One of the most unique aspects of undergraduate medicine curriculum is the First Patient Program. It offers students the opportunity to experience the healthcare process with a real patient; from … Continue reading

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Transforming medical education through diversity

November 30th 2016 | 4 Comments

In the fall of 2014, Dr. Mala Joneja was appointed to a brand new role in the School of Medicine: Director of Diversity and Equity. Dr. Joneja studied medicine here … Continue reading

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Stephen Archer earns top honour in heart research

November 21st 2016 | 12 Comments

This past week, Dr. Stephen Archer travelled to New Orleans to accept a very special honour from one of the world’s most important organizations for cardiovascular health and research: he … Continue reading

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Competency Based Medical Education at Queen’s: Change FOR us, BY Us

November 8th 2016 | 4 Comments

Guest blog by Dr. Jena Hall, PGY 2/CIP Obstetrics and Gynecology, on behalf of the CBME Resident Subcommittee For some time, there has been a buzz around Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) … Continue reading

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The Poet of My Generation Wins the Nobel Prize

October 31st 2016 | 2 Comments

Each year I have the privilege of addressing the first year class the day they start medical school. I try to give them a sense of the quality of the … Continue reading

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The Horse Has Left the Barn

October 24th 2016 | 6 Comments

Guest post by Dr. Karen Smith, Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development “The horse has left the barn” This thought crosses my mind when I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Queen’s Homecoming 2016

October 18th 2016 | 3 Comments

This past weekend we welcomed back Queen’s alumni from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy. We had the honour of hosting members of the Tricolour Guard including Meds … Continue reading