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NOSM Dean Shares Expertise about Rural Health at the National Rural Health Conference in New Zealand

Dr. Roger Strasser -Rural Health Conference 2016

Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM's Dean, was asked to be a keynote speaker at New Zealand's Rural Health Conference to provide insight about NOSM's model and how similar strategies could be used to influence community health and recruitment in rural areas. Although Northern Ontario is unique in its vast size, many countries around the world have also struggled with recruiting rural heath-care professionals and look to NOSM's model for guidance about what can be done to improve rural community health. Listen to Dr. Strasser's interview with Radio New Zealand about NOSM and rural medicine.

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NOSM Celebrates World Family Doctor Day


On May 19, NOSM celebrates World Family Doctor Day. Originally declared in 2010 by the World Organization of Family Doctors (known commonly as Wonca), World Family Doctor Day was established to honour of the contribution of family physicians to the health of the global community. On World Family Doctor Day, NOSM celebrates all family physicians and their dedication to centring their life on the health of their patients and communities. The success of our learners is directly related to the expertise of the School’s over 1,300 faculty across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario.

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NOSM Site Administrative Coordinator Honoured with CASPR Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. David Gravelle

The Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR) presented awards recognizing excellence in Canadian physician attraction, recruitment, and retention at the 12th annual CASPR conference, which took place in Vancouver from April 24-26, 2016. Among the recipients is Mr. David Gravelle, NOSM Site Administrative Coordinator in Midland, and Physician Recruitment Officer, Southern Georgian Bay. Gravelle was named recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his commitment to physician recruitment through involvement with CASPR. Gravelle's role as a physician recruiter includes recruiting and retaining individual physician candidates and partners. He works to match candidates to community needs and new recruits to the lifestyle the region has to offer. Gravelle and his team go above and beyond to help candidates integrate into their new medical role and to make their new community their home. Congratulations, David, on your much deserved award!

NOSM Holds Face-to-Face Board Meeting in Hearst

NOSM Baord Hearst

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its annual Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in Hearst, Ontario on May 12 and May 13, 2016. During the two-day meeting, Board members heard updates on behalf of NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group and the Francophone Reference Group, and participated in several presentations and interactive sessions on the topics of postgraduate education, risk management, public relations, Board effectiveness, and community engagement. The Directors received the newly released "NOSM’s Report to Northern Ontario," which, at the near conclusion of NOSM’s 10th anniversary year, describes how the School has been working with communities and partners across the North to build a healthier Northern Ontario.

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