The Noojamadaa Exhibit: Indigenous Perspectives on Healthy Relationships
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) invites the public to the grand opening of The Noojamadaa Exhibit, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Over the past year, a research team led by NOSM Associate Professor Dr. Marion Maar has collaborated with Manitoulin First Nations communities and organizations on a photovoice project to support healthy relationships and counteract intimate partner violence. Featuring thoughtful photography by First Nations women on Manitoulin Island, The Noojamadaa Exhibit uses an experiential learning approach to foster and promote healing and reconciliation.
NOSM Announces New Medical Director of Faculty Development
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) Faculty Affairs and Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) Portfolio and Assistant Dean of CEPD, Dr. James Goertzen, are pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Moir has taken on the position of Medical Director of Faculty Development. Dr. Moir completed his medical degree and family medicine residency education at NOSM. While practicing family medicine in Dryden, Dr. Moir is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Division along with being the Postgraduate Family Medicine Academic Coordinator. He is the Local Education Group (LEG) Lead for the Dryden Medical Educational Group and a board member of the Physician Clinical Teachers’ Association (PCTA). Dr. Moir has been involved in academic, clinical and peer teaching along with being a recipient of a Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association (NOAMA) Clinical Innovation Project Grant. With a passion for lifelong learning, innovation, and technology, please join us in welcoming Dr. Moir to his new role leading faculty development at NOSM!
Indigenous Community Partners Gather at NOSM
First-year medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) spend four weeks in an Indigenous community during one of their Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) modules. Each of the communities that host students has a Local Community Coordinator (LCC) to help orient the students and support them during their experience in the Indigenous community.
Each year, medical students, faculty, staff, Elders, and LCCs come together for a two-day workshop to prepare students for their time in the Indigenous communities. This workshop—led and coordinated by NOSM’s Office of Indigenous Affairs with the support of Learner Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education—enables students to meet the LCCs for their host community and ask questions about what to expect while on placement. This year’s workshop was held February 22 and 23 at the medical school buildings in Sudbury at Laurentian University and in Thunder Bay at Lakehead University.
Medical School Launches Library Endowment Fund
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.