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

Drs. Marsh and Cervin

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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NOSM Faculty Member Named Regional Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Tim Wehner

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine congratulates Dr. Timothy Wehner, NOSM Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, who was recently named Regional Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Dr. Wehner has had an interest in rural family medicine since his residency training, which he completed during the inaugural year of the University of Manitoba's MD and residency program. He is a leader in rural medicine, having tailored his practice to meet the needs of the community of Kenora, where he now lives and works. He is proud to provide office, emergency, obstetric, inpatient, and long-term care medicine, in addition to providing stress tests, Holter monitoring, vasectomies, and caesarean sections and stroke care. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Wehner also teaches NOSM students and residents, and sits as the inaugural Chair of NOSM's Local Education Group in Kenora.

NOSM Board Holds Face-to-Face Meeting in Sudbury

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The Board of Directors of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting in Sudbury on November 28 and 29, 2014. On the first day of the two-day meeting, Board members heard presentations from NOSM Associate Deans on the topics of faculty engagement, research ethics, patient safety and simulation in health care, and community engagement. In the afternoon, two NOSM medical students relayed their experiences to the Board. Reflecting on her upbringing in Sault Ste. Marie and medical school learning placements, fourth-year medical student Kendra Komsa spoke about the various influences that have led her to want to be a rural physician in Northern Ontario. Next, third-year medical student Nicole Ranger, via WebEx from the community of Hearst, spoke about the rich cultural and linguistic dimensions of her Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) placement in that community. Both students agreed that NOSM's distinctive, distributed community-engaged model is preparing students well for practice in rural settings.

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