Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education
The Health Sciences and Interprofessional
Education (HS and IPE) Unit is delighted to welcome learners in clinical
nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, speech language pathology and
audiology, and physician assistant programs. The program offers a wide range of
incredible clinical learning experiences that offer interesting and varied case
loads in a hands-on learning environment. Learners will gain valuable insight
into the uniqueness of health issues and health services in the North and
experience the adventures of Northern Ontario’s culture and geography.
Northern placements offer opportunities for
interdisciplinary collaboration in a wide range of practice settings. The
knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that underlie interprofessional
learning and practice are particularly applicable to Northern practice. Here,
complex health issues require the multiple perspectives offered when different
professionals work together and put the full scope of everyone’s professional
skills to good use, individually and collectively. Interprofessional learning
is a very important part of clinical education in the North.
HS and IPE faculty and staff work closely with talented and enthusiastic
preceptors across the North. Learners work closely with these wonderful
preceptors, who provide guidance and regular feedback, and often link learners
with community activities. We acknowledge with our deepest thanks and
gratitude, the many preceptors who support and guide our learners as they
prepare to enter practice.
Of course, we hope to attract many of you back
as practitioners! Welcome to your Northern adventure!
Read the Health Sciences Huddle
The Health Sciences Huddle is now available! This newsletter is dedicated to Health Science Clinical Educator and student community of Northern Ontario. The newsletter was designed to build awareness of the unique skills and contributions of our clinical community within the vast geography of Northern Ontario. The goal of the newsletter is to recognize, understand, and share knowledge amongst preceptors and students who contribute to our Northern Ontario learning community!
This newsletter is also a platform to highlight both past and upcoming clinical learning opportunities at NOSM. The newsletter will be electronically delivered twice a year, June and December.