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Wow! It’s Ten Years for NOSM and Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament


Each year, employees, retirees, and volunteers of Essar Steel Algoma face off on the ice to raise money for NOSM students who hail from Sault Ste. Marie. During an appreciation event on January 22, 2015, Tournament Director Hal Mogg and NOSM's Advancement Manager Gail Brescia unveiled a hockey banner to recognize the more than $25,000 that the Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament raised last year in support of student bursaries. Since the tournament’s inception, more than $270,000 has been raised for¬ student bursaries that support NOSM medical students raised in the Sault. In addition, the community of Sault Ste. Marie has recruited 18 NOSM-trained physicians since the tournament began.

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NOSM Board of Directors Seeks New Members

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking five (5) individuals to join the Board of Directors in September 2015. Since its official opening in 2005, the School has developed and delivered a distinctive model of distributed, community-engaged, and socially accountable medical education and research. NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and the Faculty of Medicine of Laurentian University in Sudbury, with teaching and research sites across Northern Ontario. Applicants must complete and submit a NOSM Board of Directors Application Form, accompanied by a CV or resumé and the names and contact information of three (3) references. All applications will be acknowledged. Application forms and other supporting documents are available at nosm.ca/board. Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015.

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TV Series Loosely Based on NOSM Returns for a Second Season


Hard Rock Medical, loosely inspired by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), returns for a second season beginning this February. Following the lives of eight medical students as they adapt to practicing medicine and living in Northern Ontario, Hard Rock Medical sees its ensemble cast return – including Sudbury’s own Stéphane Paquette. This season, the medical students and teachers are pushed to their limits as they struggle to meet the challenges life throws their way. The second season of Hard Rock Medical premieres on TVO Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes. The remaining six 30-minute episodes air from February 22 - March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Leading up to the premiere, viewers can catch up on Season One Sundays at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on TVO beginning January 4 and is also available for viewing at tvo.org/hardrockmed.

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