First Nations Communities Assess Progress at NOSM
From August 13-15, 2014, Chapleau Cree First Nation
hosted the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) fourth Aboriginal
Community Partnership Gathering, called "Walking the Vision." NOSM senior
leaders, faculty, and staff gathered with over 100 Aboriginal community members
from across Northern Ontario to develop, strengthen, and enhance relationships,
provide information regarding past recommendations made to the School at the
last gathering May 2011, report about the tangible progress the School has made
in implementing those recommendations, and seek recommendations about how the
School can refine its practices, activities, and outcomes to ensure that NOSM
continues to meet the needs of Aboriginal peoples across Northern
IDEAS Survey: Quality Improvement at NOSM
Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) is a new, province-wide learning initiative to advance Ontario’s health system priorities by building capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across all health-care sectors. The IDEAS Introductory Quality Improvement (QI) Program is coming to NOSM in the fall of 2014.
The program is designed for physicians, nurses, other health-care professionals and managers from all parts of the health system who are seeking an introduction to quality improvement or a refresher on the fundamentals of quality improvement. In order for NOSM to adapt the provincial program to meet your needs, please take ten minutes to complete the needs assessment survey.
NOSM Announces Two New Senior Appointments
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett as Associate Dean of Research and Senior Associate Dean of NOSM’s Lakehead Campus, and Dr. David Musson as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Both Drs. Moody-Corbett and Musson will be based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
“It is with excitement that we welcome Dr. Moody-Corbett and Dr. Musson to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. “Both Dr. Moody-Corbett and Dr. Musson bring values, research interests, and breadth of experience that complement NOSM’s vision of Innovative education and research for a healthier North. I look forward to working with them to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario, and wish them much success in their new appointments.” Both appointments take effect on July 1, 2014.
NOSM MD Students Create New App
Medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have written and released a new clinical skills app called OnExam. Designed to assist with patient histories and performing physical examinations, OnExam is a valuable resource and reference guide for medical students and residents on clinical rotations. The app also includes an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) checklist section to test students’ knowledge and preparedness for exams, while also acting as a quick reference on rounds, consults, and before patient encounters. Proudly sponsored by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Student Society (NOSMSS) and the Canadian Federation for Medical Students (CFMS), the OnExam app is available for Apple and Android devices, or online at onexam.ca.