NOSM and Northern Academic Health Science Centres, Hospitals, and Organizations Gather to Discuss Partnerships
On April 20 - 21, the Northern Ontario Symposium on Clinical / Academic Integration took place in Sudbury. This gathering will inform the renewal of the collaboration agreements between the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), and Health Sciences North (HSN), and touched on important issues including protected time for physicians' academic work, supports needed for research in clinical settings, seamless administrative support, and collaboration and governance among these three organizations. This dialogue will also inform the further evolution of NOSM's relationships with other partners across Northern Ontario. Since 2005, NOSM has contributed to a dramatic improvement in access to health care in Northern Ontario. This achievement is a collective effort, and would not be possible without multiple partnerships and collaborations across the North.
Thank You, Merci, and Miigwetch to NOSM Faculty on Ontario Doctors' Day
Across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario, learners are gaining relevant clinical experience under the guidance of health-care professionals in community hospitals, clinics, and family practices. On May 1 of each year we celebrate Ontario Doctors' Day. This day gives pause for reflection and recognition of the compassion and dedication of physicians in Ontario. On Ontario Doctors' Day—and every day—NOSM thanks our clinical faculty, including NOSM alumni, for their dedication to high-quality medical education, research, and practise. The success of NOSM’s learners is directly related to the expertise of the School’s more than 1,400 faculty across Northern Ontario.
Largest Gathering of NOSM Faculty Ever Underway in Sudbury
Nearly 300 faculty, learners, alumni, and staff from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) are participating in the School's sixth annual Northern Constellations faculty development conference on April 21-22, 2017. A wide variety of innovative and interactive workshops will meet the individual learning needs of NOSM faculty members. Key concepts being explored are relevant to health professional education; improving clinical and educational activities through a culture of quality; providing leadership while integrating health care with education, research, and scholarly pursuits; and, developing the empathetic self within the context of medical education. Given NOSM's distributed nature, Northern Constellations is an important opportunity for face-to-face networking and collaboration. For the first time in the history of Northern Constellations, the event is sold out.