NOSM Congratulates Physician Assistant Class of 2013
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the second class of Physician Assistants convocated from the Physician Assistant Professional Degree Program. The program is delivered by the Consortium of PA Education, which is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Congratulations to the new Physician Assistants! On behalf of the faculty and staff at NOSM, we applaud your accomplishments. Best wishes for your continued success!
Canadian-Wide Collaborative Leadership Project Receives $2.7M from Ontario Government
A national collaborative leadership education partnership between the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Université Laval and Queen’s University, has received $2.7 million over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). In addition to the substantial support from the five University partners and in-kind contributions of UBC and Université Laval, this grant has facilitated international recognition of innovation in health leadership program development across Canada and internationally. The Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) was chosen by the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Board on Global Health as one of four innovation collaborative projects from around the world. The CIHLC will grow and pilot “leadership mobilization” ideas, outlined in the Lancet Commission Report, Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World. CIHLC’s vision is collaborative leadership for health system change to globally transform education and health.
NOSM Celebrates Honorary Degree Recipients and Award of Professor Emeritus
On Friday, May 31, 2013, Lakehead University awarded Dr. Dermot McLoughlin, a Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) faculty member and a radiologist in Sioux Lookout, with an Honourary Degree. In addition to his outstanding contributions to Aboriginal health care, Dr. McLoughlin was an inaugural NOSM Board member and is currently a clinical faculty member. Dr. Joel Lanphear, former NOSM Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education was awarded Professor Emeritus at the Lakehead University convocation. Dr. Lanphear was recognized for his long and distinguished service in medical education, including the development of the NOSM MD program. Today, Tuesday, June 4, Laurentian University awarded Dr. Arnie Aberman an Honourary Degree in recognition of his pivotal contribution to the establishment and early development of NOSM, as well as his outstanding contribution to academic medicine nationally and internationally.
NOSM Congratulates 2013 MD Graduates
Last Friday (May 31, 2013) in Thunder Bay and tomorrow (June 4, 2013) in Sudbury, the NOSM class of 2013 graduates with a joint MD degree from Lakehead University and Laurentian University. The ceremonies include the hooding of graduands and recitation of the Physician Oath. This is truly moving for all involved, particularly the graduands' families and friends, as well as the graduands themselves. Congratulations to our newly-minted physicians! On behalf of the faculty and staff at NOSM, we applaud your accomplishments. Best wishes for your continued success as residents!