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NOSM Board of Directors Seeks New Members

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking five (5) individuals to join the Board of Directors in September 2015. Since its official opening in 2005, the School has developed and delivered a distinctive model of distributed, community-engaged, and socially accountable medical education and research. NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and the Faculty of Medicine of Laurentian University in Sudbury, with teaching and research sites across Northern Ontario. Applicants must complete and submit a NOSM Board of Directors Application Form, accompanied by a CV or resumé and the names and contact information of three (3) references. All applications will be acknowledged. Application forms and other supporting documents are available at nosm.ca/board. Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015.

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TV Series Loosely Based on NOSM Returns for a Second Season


Hard Rock Medical, loosely inspired by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), returns for a second season beginning this February. Following the lives of eight medical students as they adapt to practicing medicine and living in Northern Ontario, Hard Rock Medical sees its ensemble cast return – including Sudbury’s own Stéphane Paquette. This season, the medical students and teachers are pushed to their limits as they struggle to meet the challenges life throws their way. The second season of Hard Rock Medical premieres on TVO Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes. The remaining six 30-minute episodes air from February 22 - March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Leading up to the premiere, viewers can catch up on Season One Sundays at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on TVO beginning January 4 and is also available for viewing at tvo.org/hardrockmed.

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NOSM Associate Dean, Community Engagement Dr. David Marsh Reappointed for Second Five-Year Term

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. David Marsh as NOSM’s Associate Dean of Community Engagement for a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, Dr. Marsh will take up the new role of Deputy Dean, effective January 1, 2015. In his role as Deputy Dean, Dr. Marsh will be responsible for leading whole-school academic program developments by enabling, facilitating, and coordinating cross-portfolio collaborative initiatives which are consistent with the NOSM Strategic Plan and determined by the Executive Group. The Deputy Dean may assume the Dean’s responsibilities during the Dean’s absence. In addition, Dr. Catherine Cervin, NOSM’s Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education (PGE) will assume the role of Senior Associate Dean at NOSM at Laurentian University as of January 1, 2015. Dr. Cervin has been successfully leading NOSM’s residency training programs since 2011, and has continued to fortify NOSM’s reputation as a leader in residency training to meet the needs of Northern Ontario. In May 2014, NOSM underwent its first full accreditation review for Postgraduate Education. The success of this review is a credit to the Postgraduate team under Dr. Cervin’s leadership.

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