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The Poet of My Generation Wins the Nobel Prize

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 medical school they are joining, the rigors that the next four years will bring, and the marvelous opportunities a career in medicine provides. I emphasize that I want them to be restless, to pay attention to the important roles physicians play in our society, and to strive to be involved in our health care system. Most importantly, I tell them that it’s critically important that they strive to do something special.

The Horse Has Left the Barn

Guest post by Dr. Karen Smith, Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

“The horse has left the barn”

Celebrating Queen’s Homecoming 2016

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 ’56, Meds ’61 and newly inducted Meds ’66. Also returning were classes from 1971 through 2016: Meds ‘71, Meds ’76, Meds ‘81, Meds ’86, Meds ’91, Meds ‘01, Meds ’06, Meds ’16, Nursing ’76, Nursing ‘86, Nursing’91, Nursing ’96, Nursing ‘11, Nursing ’16, Rehab PT ‘76, Rehab OT ‘81, Rehab OT ’86, Rehab PT ’86, and Rehab PT ’91.

Med Students to Host Health and Human Rights Conference

Guest post by Daniel Korpal, Meds ’19, on behalf of the 2016 Health and Human Rights Conference

A Celebration of Blood

Guest blog by Dr. David Lillicrap, Professor, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine

As a hematologist, of course I’m biased, but I would propose that there are many reasons to celebrate the importance and distinct nature of blood. At Queen’s, we unashamedly impart this message to our medical students through Jackie Duffin’s annual 1st year lecture entitled “Why is Blood Special?”.

Remembering Dr. Ron Wigle

“Laugh a lot. A good sense of humour cures almost all of life’s ills”

-Ritu Ghatourey

On Wednesday September 21st, the Queen’s and Kingston communities lost a very special individual. Dr. Ron Wigle passed away with his family by his side at the age of 74.

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