NOSM Announces New Anesthesia Residency Program
Friday, June 1, 2012
On July 1, 2013, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will welcome its first class of Anesthesia residents training in the School's newest Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) program. The five-year program will be based in Sudbury, with learning opportunities in communities including Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, and North Bay, as well as other smaller communities.
"The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's Anesthesia Program will be a great benefit to the people of Northern Ontario," explained Dr. Catherine Cervin, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education at NOSM. "Having highly-trained Anesthetists practicing across the North will ensure needed surgical and other procedures are possible."
Anesthesia is required for surgical procedures, pain management, obstetrical care and intensive care. Many communities across the North are currently experiencing anesthesia skill shortages that impact their surgical volumes and influence the care provided in those communities.
"When the Northern Ontario School of Medicine first opened its doors, the hopes and dreams of Northern Ontario was that the School would address the shortage of physicians in the North," explained Dr. Strasser, NOSM's Dean. "Now, NOSM-trained physicians and other health professionals are practising in the North, and we are expanding our residency offerings to include the training of highly-specialized anesthetists. This is great news for NOSM and the region."
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