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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 ❤ NOSM 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.
 

Contact:
 
Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Tel. 807-766-7379  
Cell 807-631-5718
 

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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. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 

 

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