Dr. Munsif Bhimani
Dr. Kevinjeet Mahngar
Assistant Program Director
The CCFP-EM Program at Western is designed to provide an enhanced skills experience in emergency medicine to graduates of accredited family medicine programs. We strive to teach academic emergency medicine to these residents in conjunction with the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of Emergency Medicine. Rotations take place in an academic and non-academic (community setting).
Our objectives are
- to provide training in higher acuity emergency medicine
- to provide connectivity to family medicine
- to provide experiences in critical care and coronary care relevant to emergency care
- to provide experiences in community emergency medicine and rural medicine
- to provide experiences in paediatric emergencies geared to a family medicine practitioner interested in emergency care
- to allow an exposure to the scholarly and academic aspects of emergency medicine
- to allow some research development in emergency care
- to participate in the academic aspects of emergency medicine
The objectives are developed and achieved through the following methods:
- rotations in
- emergency medicine
- community emergency medicine
- paediatric emergency medicine
- critical care
- coronary care
- emergency medicine + anesthesia hybrid
- emergency medicine + orthopaedics hybrid
- emergency medicine + hand/upper limb
- Simulation Exercises
- both low fidelity and high fidelity simulation is conducted at various locations including the Fanshawe College EMS Sim Lab
- Academic Full Day
- this is a once a week day of teaching in conjunction with the Division of Emergency Medicine and includes grand rounds, core academic seminar series
- Summer School
- the residents have a summer full of introduction to emergency medicine teaching
- Airway Day
- held once a year this is a state of the art course on airway management by airway experts
- Cadaver Labs
- held four times a year. Residents are taught to do chest tubes, cricothryrotomies and canthotomies on cadavers
- POCUS and advanced POCUS applications run throughout the year and teach POCUS skills to the resident
- Tintinalli Rounds which are held monthly to nom over a chapter of Tintinalli, a standard textbook of emergency medicine
- Social rounds which cover aspects of real life practice like billing, accounting and starting practice
- Transition to Practice curriculum
- this covers things like documentation, patient safety and risk management
Other experiences offered on request are
- South Africa trauma
- New York toxicology
- Hospital for sick children (HSC) Pediatrics experience
- ORNGE and EMS experiences
- Additional experiences are available in regional hospitals on special request.
Evaluations include daily and monthly evaluations. All residents have a mentorship committee which includes a clinical mentor, non-clinical mentor and a research supervisor. Both the resident and the mentor receive training in the goals and expectations of mentorship at both levels, depending on the type of mentor. Residents have regular meetings with the program director, the mentors and the competence committee which oversees successful completion of competencies.
The program routinely accepts 1-3 return of service (ROS) positions in collaboration with communities in the area.
Our program continues to hold a high standard of research productivity. Our residents have previously presented at CAEP and SAEM. All residents will be assisted through a research project with the selection of a research advisor. Their research will be presented at resident research day. Research acumen will be an asset for our program.
The program now also requires residents to participate in a full teaching day on Thursdays with various rounds weekly, grand rounds, core seminar series, simulation activities and resident directed learning modules scheduled during this time.
All family medicine residents interested in a focused career in emergency medicine are encouraged to apply to the CCFP-EM program at Western. Our selection team will be looking for residents who have been successful during their FM residency, satisfactorily completing their FM time. Electives in London, Ontario and associated regional hospitals are highly encouraged. Research acumen will be an asset for our program as will emergency medicine preparedness as evidenced by electives in EM and attendance at conferences and courses in EM. Participation in other EM related activities will be viewed favourably by the selection committee.
- The CCFP-EM program at Western promotes a high level of academic and scholarly exercises including research, grand rounds presentation and participation actively in SIM (simulation) and POCUS (point of care ultrasound) exercises.
- Residents will be evaluated and provided with formative feedback on all rotations. More specifically, during your emergency medicine rotations, every shift will be evaluated and a summative report will be filed and reviewed by the program director.
In preparation for the CCFP/EM exam, formal sessions will be conducted by staff in the form of MOCK Orals and Written exams throughout the year, including constructive tips and feedback.
Clinical experience is gained at the London Health Sciences Centre which includes the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. The London Health Sciences Centre also operates as a regional Trauma Referral Centre. It is also the Base Hospital for the Prehospital Care Program. London has both Basic and Advanced Life paramedics in the field that are under on-line and off-line medical control. Rotations also occur at St. Joseph’s Health Centre which runs an urgent care center.
There are opportunities for interprovincial and international electives while training in the program. Past residents have done electives in other provinces in Canada, the United States and around the world. These electives need to be arranged by the residents with approval of the residency training committee. In general, there is not financial support for residents in these electives.
Graduates of the Program
Suhail Agarwal Bilal Akil Karan Chawla Cara Dhaliwal Elysse Epp Lakshmi Kamala Ryan Labelle Manpreet Lamba Manvir Uppal Alvin Yang
2020/2021 Chris Doiron Muaiad El Hag Ada Gu Jennifer He David Jo Pamela Leung Mason Leschyna Kelly Lien Lindy Luo Matthew Renaud Alana Rumboldt Mike Wei Faith Xu Lawrence Yau 2019-2020 Khizer Amin Rachael Berta Greg Douglas Bryce Leontowicz Michaela Ondrejicka Mark Woodcroft James Wei Fan Yang Adam Fogel Ryan Leigh 2018-2019 Carolyn Adams Alicia Cundall Josiah Fan Alex Jiang Jason Lam Rory Peca Shawn Segeren Caleb Van de Kluet Juliet Veens Ryan Wilson 2017-2018 Sarah Al-Obaidi Dominique Bonin Laura Clademenos Nathan Lansdell Kangrui Lin Nisarg Patel Rushika Perera Melissa Snyder David Wonnacott Steve Sato 2016-2017 Aleem Adatia Ben Fregeau Waleed Janjua Jatin Kaicker Justin Losier Shaan Pawa Sarah Felder Jeet Mahngar 2015-2016 Caroline Chan Bharboor Dhaliwal Clark Eeuwes Chris Poss Muhammad Sultan Kelsey Cassidy Katrina Huszarik Alexis Lemmix 2014-2015 Lesley Cannon Andrew Gray Aditya Karnik Ashley Lee Lance Miller Matt Moss Gerrit Murray Frank Myslik Aman Sikand Melissa Tenbergen
2013-2014 Chris Anderson Kyle Armstong Kyle Carter Fred Cheng Han Sol Kang Augene Seong Victoria Smith
2012-2013 Kashif Ahmed Shajan Ahmed Sophia Bianchi Meggan Brine Behzad Hassani Brendan Peddle David Phillips Sylvia Pillon Candace Rivest Maria Tambakis Tristan Walker 2011-2012 Rachel Gagnier Heather Gladwell Anne Marie Keeler Ahmed Mian Victor Ng Monika Sharma 2010-2011 Alexandra Bongard Evelyn Cheung Rob Joffe Augustine Marchie Joanna Mahn Ceara McNeil David Melnychuk Kevin Wishlow Yashi Yathindra 2009-2010 Parham Davoudpour Rejean Duwyn Alex Ferguson Mohammed Loubani Sean Peterson Sachin Ramkissoon Andrea Sereda Thivian Vandeyar Erica VanDaalen 2008-2009 Jarrod Anderson Carrol Harder Sunil Mehta Angela Novena Ramesh Reddy Matthew Renaud Sid Sahay Matthew Shaw 2007-2008 Boon Chang Dan Grushka Tim Heerema Catherine Ho Christie MacDonald Nick Mamalias Allison Morand Snezana Ninkovich David Ng Catherine Tong 2006-2007 Yaniv Berliner Melanie Crozier Terry Evans Angela Good Carlye Jensen Tom Jimenez Jon Partridge Oren Shemtov 2005-2006 Richard Clarke Chris Hollingsworth Kate Lazier Ajana MacBride Don MacQuarrie Seema Madhvani Anna Mayer Kari McFarlane
2004-2005 Munsif Bhimani David Borenstein John Campbell Lina Chakrabarty Maureen Farrell Vimal "Scott" Kapoor Laura McNamara Christine Richardson Susanna Yanivker 2003-2004 Rahel Ahmed David Carr Noelle Carrier Grant Coome Orla MacSweeney James Menlove Peter Rogers Caroline Thompson 2002-2003 David Keegan David Yap Paul Johar Jim Grochowski Venkatish Thiruganasambandamoorthy Gord Vail Meng Lim Stacey Valiquet Mark Austin Sean O'Sullivan 2001-2002 Andrew Bishop Greg Brown Del Dhanoa David Keegan Geoff Mills Paul Pageau David Yap 2000-2001 Christopher Boule Steve Depiero Audrey Ling David Mai Travis Nairn Anthony Pozzi 1999-2000 Michelle Andersen-Kay Paul Bradford Joanne Masella Morag McMillan Vsevolod Perelman Sheri Lee Roszell 1998-1999 Anne Marie Humniski Catherine Longley Antonio Meriano Vito Sorrento Robert Woodall 1997-1998 Peter Babeckas Hartmut Bueckert Ian Chernoff Natalie Nimetz Sanjay Ramachandran Peter Tanaka 1996-1997 David Kim Kan Li Mike MacIsaac Alan Shievitz John Suszek