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Medical Students from Near and Far Choose Residency Training at NOSM

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that, following the final matching results of the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS), the School has filled all available residency positions. CaRMS matches medical students, based on both student and medical school preferences, to postgraduate residency programs across Canada. Students from medical schools across the country, including NOSM, will begin residency training at NOSM in July 2009.

A total of 38 residents will commence training this year in NOSM’s Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield program. Training is offered in five main sites: North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, and Sudbury, with distributed learning opportunities taking place in many other rural communities throughout Northern Ontario. Residents learn in a wide range of clinical settings under the supervision of practicing family physicians, specialist physicians, and other members of the allied health-care team who are committed to patient care and medical education.

The School will welcome a further eight residents starting in its accredited Northern training programs, offered in the specialties of Community Medicine, General Surgery, and Pediatrics. In addition, 12 residents will undertake training in Northern Ontario in the areas of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, which are programs offered through affiliations between NOSM and the University of Ottawa and McMaster University. These residents spend a significant portion of their training time in Northern Ontario.

NOSM also offers enhanced skills training for Family Medicine residents and will have 13 residents completing training in areas such as Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Maternity Care, several of whom will join the School from other universities.

Dr. Maureen Topps, NOSM’s Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education, is delighted by the growth and success of the School’s residency programs. “It is both exciting and encouraging to see medical school graduates choosing their residency training in Northern Ontario. Our programs are very hands-on, with strong support from our clinical teachers. The residents who successfully complete training with NOSM finish as highly-skilled physicians with the confidence needed be able to practice in a wide variety of settings. We look forward to welcoming the incoming and continuing residents this summer.”

In March 2009, NOSM announced that all undergraduate medical students in its Charter Class successfully matched to Canadian residency programs on their first attempt, the first time this has happened at any Canadian medical school in over ten years.

July 2009 will also mark the completion of residency training for NOSM’s first group of Family Medicine residents in the FM RoCS program, with a celebration event to take place in Marathon, Ontario at the end of May 2009 to mark the milestone occasion.

For more information on NOSM’s postgraduate residency programs, visit www.nosm.ca/postgrad.

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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 
Tel:     705-662-7243
Cell:    705-669-7943
Email:  kimberley.larkin@nosm.ca 

 

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