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Medical School Launches Library Endowment Fund

Roger Strasser 2017 Open House

Last week, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) launched its Library Endowment Fund Campaign in support of the School’s Health Sciences Library. The launch took place in both Sudbury and Thunder Bay at the “I ♥ NOSM” Open House, where more than 200 community members, alumni, students, residents, staff, faculty, donors, potential applicants, and partners visited NOSM. The Endowment Fund was established to offset the rising costs of the ​School's Health Sciences Library. (Watch the video of the Launch in Sudbury on NOSM’s Facebook page.) Each year, NOSM is involved in the education of more than 900 learners who are becoming doctors, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, speech language pathologists, and physician assistants. These learners are distributed across more than 90 communities in Northern Ontario, taught by more than 1,400 faculty members. NOSM’s Health Sciences Library serves as an important resource to these learners and faculty, who need the most up-to-date health resources for their learning and their practice.

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NOSM Students Participate in Tenth Annual CCC Retreat


Third-year NOSM medical students live in one of 15 large rural or small urban communities in Northern Ontario, excluding Sudbury and Thunder Bay, during the Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC). Here, students learn their core clinical medicine from the family practice with a community perspective. These third-year medical students came together at the end of last week for regional meetings in Dryden, Kapuskasing, and Huntsville. During these two days, students reconnected with colleagues in other communities, shared experiences, and participated in focused educational sessions drawing on local expertise at each site. Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, joined the students in Dryden and says he enjoyed hearing about their experiences in Kenora, Fort Frances, and Sioux Lookout, as well as Dryden. Each community has its own special features and they all provide our students with unparalleled clinical and community experiences.

NOSM’s Annual Health Sciences Summer Camp

Summer Sciences Camp

NOSM maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. This year, the School will host its annual Health Sciences Summer Camp from July 10 – 14, 2017 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 17 – 21, 2017 at NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. These week-long programs provide high school students with an opportunity to explore health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a student-mentor. Camp activities include: casting and x-rays; CSI; physiology and anatomy; suturing, Francophone and Indigenous health and culture, and, so much more! NOSM is currently seeking interested high school students who will be attending Grade 10 and 11 in September 2017. Applications are due by March 31, 2017. Accepted applicants will be contacted by NOSM by April 28, 2017 and will be required to submit a non-refundable registration fee of $400. Students interested in participating in either camp are encouraged to contact Véronique Poirier, Health Sciences Summer Camp Coordinator, toll free at 1-800-461-8777 ext. 7198 or by email to camp@nosm.ca.

HSNRI, Laurentian University, and NOSM Partnership Strengthens Northern Research Opportunities


An Affiliation Agreement has been reached between Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), Laurentian University (LU) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to enhance research collaboration between the three institutions. With the shared objective of striving to improve the health of residents of Northern Ontario, Health Sciences North Research Institute at Health Sciences North will be officially affiliated with Laurentian University and NOSM. The three institutions will seek to share resources thereby minimizing unnecessary duplication of any common infrastructure and maximizing research efficiency. “This agreement is an opportunity to enhance research in the North as we strive together to improve the life of Northerners,” says Dr. Denis Roy, President and CEO of Health Sciences North Research Institute.

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