NOSM Board Approves New Five-Year Strategic Plan
Using a combination of web- 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 18, 2015.
At this meeting, the Board approved the NOSM Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the development of which was informed by strong staff, faculty, partner organization, and community participation. A Strategic Planning Project Team and a 28-member Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (representing diverse perspectives from across the region) oversaw the strategic planning process that included visiting more than 50 Northern, rural, remote, Francophone, and Aboriginal communities across the North to discuss Northern Ontarians' ongoing health-related needs. The input received provided important guidance to setting the priorities of NOSM's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, which will be officially launched in September 2015.
NOSM Seeks Members for Francophone Reference Group
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking three (3) volunteer members to join its Francophone Reference Group (FRG): one (1) Francophone clinical-preceptor from a rural area in Northern Ontario; one (1) Francophone community member from northeastern Ontario; and, one (1) Francophone community member from northwestern Ontario.
The Francophone Reference Group is an integral part of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. It is a multi-disciplinary committee that advises the Dean on all pertinent initiatives relating to Francophone health, research, education, and administration. The FRG provides an important mechanism through which members of Francophone communities in the North are able to have substantive input into the School's operations and priorities.
Northern Passages Winter 2015 Now Available
The Winter 2015 edition of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) newsletter Northern Passages is now available online. This edition highlights the Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament, which raises money each January in support of NOSM medical students born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie; postgraduate medical education at NOSM; and, articles highlighting activities occurring across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario.