NOSM Announces New Assistant Dean, Learner Affairs
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura Piccinin to the role of Assistant Dean, Learner Affairs.
Dr. Piccinin, who has been actively involved in medical education in Northern Ontario for more than a dozen years, is an MD graduate of McMaster University and completed Family and Emergency Medicine residency training in Northeastern Ontario.
Dr. Piccinin has taught extensively at the medical undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both academically and clinically in the Emergency Department at Health Sciences North. At NOSM, Dr. Piccinin has been the Assistant Director and Program Director of the PGY-3 Family/Emergency Medicine residency program. As Assistant Dean of the Learner Affairs Unit, Dr. Piccinin will be working from the East Campus in Sudbury.
Learner Affairs at NOSM is operated in consultation to the academic program, and offers services and support to learners personally and financially. It also has a primary role in orientation, career development, and support for student initiatives. Learner Affairs works with faculty and administration to facilitate a positive learning environment based on mutual respect.
"A positive and supportive learning environment is essential for learner success in medical school. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Laura Piccinin to the role of Assistant Dean of Learner Affairs," expressed Dr. Roger Strasser, Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. "Her clinical and academic expertise and familiarity with NOSM's programs are strong attributes for this role, and will inform her guidance of Learner Affairs to enhance learner services."
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.