Play a Vital Role in the Education of Future Physicians
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is is holding a general information session on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 for individuals interested in participating in the School’s clinical skills program as Standardized Patients (SPs). Standardized Patients are healthy individuals who role play a particular patient scenario. Each SP will be trained to provide the medical history, physical symptoms, and emotional or behavioural characteristics of a real patient. SPs act as a real patient to aid medical students in learning the proper techniques and procedures for completing medical interviews and performing physical examinations.
NOSM Celebrates World Family Doctor Day
On Sunday, May 19, NOSM celebrates World Family Doctor Day. Originally declared in 2010 by the World Organization of Family Doctors (known commonly as Wonca), World Family Doctor Day was established to honour of the contribution of family physicians to the health of the global community. On World Family Doctor Day, NOSM celebrates all family physicians and their dedication to centering their life on the health of their patients and communities.
NOSM Students Bring Home the Docs On Ice Championship Cup
On April 20, NOSM MD learners won first place in the medical school division of the 31st annual Docs On Ice charitable hockey tournament, held in Stratford, Ontario. First- through fourth-year NOSM learners came together from the School's two campuses to compete, and were thrilled to take home the championship cup after beating Western’s Schulich School of Medicine 3-2. This year, the $140,000 generated from the Docs on Ice tournament will be donated to the Ontario Lung Association to teach minor hockey coaches how to care for young athletes with asthma. Congratulations, NOSM MD learners, for bringing the Cup to the North!
NOSM Thanks Faculty for Ontario Doctors' Day
Across the region, NOSM learners are gaining relevant clinical experience under the guidance of health-care professionals in community hospitals, clinics and family practices. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) celebrates Ontario Doctors' Day and begins their Thanks Doc! campaign to recognize the compassion and dedication of physicians in Ontario. Patients across Ontario are encouraged to send their physician a personalized thank-you card via thanksdoc.oma.ca. On Ontario Doctors' Day, and every day, NOSM would like to thank clinical faculty across the North for their dedication to high-quality medical education, research and practise. The success of NOSM’s learners is directly related to the expertise of the School’s faculty.