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Latest Issue of Northern Passages Now Available


The latest issue of Northern Passages includes articles about Be Active with NOSM, which features “Most Spirited Community” Pic River First Nation; a behind-the-scenes look at three NOSM Elders; a look at chiropractic care in interprofessional education; and, recent documentaries that consider NOSM’s impact a decade after opening its doors.

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NOSM Board Holds Face-to-Face Meeting in Thunder Bay


Board Members Tour Anishnawbe Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Centre and Take Part in a Case-Based Learning Exercises The Board of Directors of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting in Thunder Bay on November 26 and 27, 2015. NOSM Board members began their two-day meeting with a tour of the Anishnawbe Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Centre. Established as a primary health care facility within the District of Thunder Bay, the Centre provides primary, traditional, and alternative approaches that work to empower Aboriginal people to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

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National Physician Assistant Day


November 27, 2015 is National Physician Assistant Day in Canada. Physician Assistants (PAs) are skilled health professionals who support physicians in a range of health-care settings. They work alongside physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other members of the interprofessional health-care team. The integration of PAs into the public health system has allowed patients to experience improved access to medical care and a reduction in wait times.The PA Program is a blended online and face-to-face program delivered by the Consortium of PA Education, comprised of the University of Toronto, the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Graduates receive a BScPA degree conferred by the University of Toronto. NOSM asks you to join us in celebrating Physician Assistants (PAs).

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Support NOSM this Giving Tuesday


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, many Canadians are gearing up to shop. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 is GivingTuesday. On the first Tuesday of December, GivingTuesday marks the opening day of the giving season. GivingTuesday encourages individuals and organizations to join together and find innovative ways to give back to the charities and causes they support throughout the holiday season. This GivingTuesday, consider making a donation to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in celebration of the School's 10th anniversary. The success of NOSM and its alumni are the result of the support of the partners, organizations, and individuals like you who support the School’s bursary fund. Visit nosm.ca/donate and together, we can build a healthier Northern Ontario. NOSM is your medical school. We couldn't do it without you!

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