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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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Extended Deadline to apply to NOSM’s Annual Health Sciences Summer Camp

Summer Science Camp

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. This year NOSM will host its annual Health Sciences Summer Camp from July 4-8, 2016 at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 11-15, 2016 at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. These week-long programs provide students with an opportunity to explore health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor. Camp activities include: casting and x-rays; CSI; physiology and anatomy; Indigenous culture, health and tradition; Francophone culture, health and tradition; and, much more! NOSM is currently seeking interested high school students who are 14-16 years of age and will be attending Grade 10 and 11 in September 2016. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 20, 2016.

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