NOSM’s Achievements and Upcoming Events Highlighted at Board of Directors Meeting
Using a combination of video- and
tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of
Directors on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
At the meeting, NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser presented an update on
NOSM’s Performance Goals, highlighting recent achievements in the areas
of educational excellence, outstanding research, whole school culture,
faculty empowerment, and community engagement. These areas reflect the
School’s priorities relative to NOSM’s social accountability mandate and
address the strategic goals set out in the NOSM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.
In addition, the Board heard about the recent successful collaboration
with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Health
Sciences North (HSN) to establish an accredited Medical Physics
Residency Education Program (MPREP) to train medical physicists in the
North, for the North. Medical physicists are health-care professionals
with specialized training in the medical application of physics, and
most often work in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, cancer
treatment facilities, and hospital-based research establishments.
Another highlight brought forward was the launch of the NOSM’s Library Endowment Fund at the School’s I
Open House held at Lakehead University and Laurentian University on
February 15, 2017. The Endowment Fund was established to offset the
rising costs of the School’s Health Sciences Library, which provides an
essential service to the more than 900 learners and 1400 faculty across
Northern Ontario. All Northern Ontarians are invited to invest in high
quality patient care by donating to NOSM’s Health Sciences Library
Endowment Fund at nosm.ca/donate.
Board members were reminded of an important upcoming event being hosted by NOSM. The sixth annual Northern Constellations,
a conference that brings together NOSM faculty from across Northern
Ontario to share experiences, network, and participate in workshops
related to educating future health professionals, will take place April
21 - 22 in Sudbury.
The Board approved the Financial Report for the period ending January 31, 2017.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is the Annual Board
Face-to-Face Meeting, this year scheduled for May 11 - 12, 2017 in
Thunder Bay, Ontario.
For a complete list of Board members, please visit our website at nosm.ca.
Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
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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.