Ten NOSM-Trained Physicians Now Practising in Timmins
Over the last ten years, NOSM and its partners have been educating health learners from the North, in the North, in hopes that they will stay and practice in the region. Now Timmins, Ontario is home to 10 NOSM-trained physicians who are practising locally. “People here need doctors who are dedicated to the North, who stay here, put down roots and become long-term family doctors that take care of their communities,” says Dr. David Musson, NOSM Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Musson was in Timmins on February 5-6, 2016 for the School's ninth annual Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) regional meeting. Hosted this year in Timmins, Dryden, and Huntsville, the regional meeting brought together medical students, faculty, and staff involved with the third-year MD clerkships currently taking place across NOSM’s wider campus of Northern Ontario. Timmins is one of 15 communities that annually host medical students completing their CCC.
NOSM Open House Resounding Success
On February 4, 2016 the Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosted “I <3 NOSM” Open Houses at the medical school buildings at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury. Over 300 community members, potential learners, hospital and university partners, and others interested in NOSM took up the invitation to have a heart-to-heart with their medical school. Visitors to the Open House had an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the School, and engage in hands-on activities such as trying out laparoscopic scopes, medical simulation, and clinical skills, just like a medical student. Guests were able to see where ground-breaking research takes place in NOSM's labs and view The Rural Challenge and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a documentary by Dr. Hoi Cheu, a faculty member and researcher at Laurentian University.
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NOSM Professors Receive Prestigious Research Project of the Year Award
Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Professors Dr. Ashley Scott and Dr. Greg Ross were recently presented with the Research Project of the Year Award by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Ross, Scott, and their team of graduate students collaborated with Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO, a Glencore company) in Falconbridge, Ontario on the research project, titled 'Industrial off-gas supports biofuel production.' The goal of the project is to reuse waste heat and carbon dioxide in order to create a greener alternative to burning fossil fuels. The Global Awards were presented in Birmingham, UK and celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process industries. Established in 1994, the Awards attract international attention.
NOSM’s Annual Health Sciences Summer Camp
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Aboriginal, 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 weeklong programs provide students with an opportunity to explore health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a mentor.