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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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NOSM Associate Dean, Postgraduate Education Reappointed for Second Five-Year Term

Dr. Cathy Cervin

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Catherine Cervin as NOSM’s Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education (PGE) for a second five-year term, effective September 2016. NOSM’s Postgraduate Education Office is responsible for the oversight, administration and support of all Postgraduate Residency Programs in Northern Ontario. NOSM offers Residency Programs in: Family Medicine and Family Medicine Enhanced Skills in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice Anesthesia, Maternity Care, and Care of the Elderly. Royal College Accredited Programs include Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology. As well there is a Northern Stream of the Ottawa Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program.

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NOSM Says Thanks on National Philanthropy Day


Philanthropy is defined as “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy, and those people active in the philanthropic community, to the enrichment of our world. Today, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) says thank you, merci, and miigwetch to our many donors, volunteers, organizations, communities, leaders, and others engaged in philanthropy. We couldn't do it without you.

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