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What’s the best-kept secret in health care today? That there’s some good news, too

Every day, I hear stories from people about ineffective or distressing experiences with the health-care system; every week, someone asks me to help them find a family doctor. Beyond the anecdotal, we all know that the federal, provincial and territorial governments are struggling with the ongoing crises in our health-car...

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NOSM University receives $500,000 gift from Marcel and Frances Labelle Foundation

Donation supporting Northeastern MD students will be matched by FDC Foundation  The Marcel and Frances Labelle Foundation has donated $500,000 to support NOSM University students from Northeastern Ontario. The gift will be matched by the FDC Foundation, creating a $1 million endowment for undergraduate medical students fr...

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NOSM University and Laurentian University Celebrate New Research Agreement

Vital Northern health research will continue—and perhaps expand—thanks to a new deal reached by NOSM University and Laurentian University. A new research agreement has been negotiated by the universities following the establishment of NOSM University as Canada’s first independent medical university in 2021. “Our...

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Dr. Caitlyn Vlasschaert recently awarded the Emerging-Generation Award

Dr. Caitlyn Vlasschaert, NOSM University alumna Class of 2019, was recently awarded the Emerging-Generation Award by the American Society of Clinician Investigators (ASCI). The Emerging Generation Awards recognize post-MD, pre-faculty appointment physician-scientists who are meaningfully engaged in immersive research and pr...

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February is Black History Month

NOSM University remembers and salutes the remarkable Dr. Saint-Firmin Monestime, Haitian-born, Francophone physician who settled in Mattawa, Ontario in 1951 and made it a better place to live. Dr. Monestime studied medicine at the School of Medicine of the State University of Haiti, and was a specialist in rural medicine, ...

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Celebrating the best of NOSM University

Each year, NOSM University alumni, faculty, and learners demonstrate exemplary service and commitment to health care, medical education, and research in Northern Ontario. In 2023, Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice-Chancellor, Dean and CEO, will host the inaugural NOSM University Achievement Celebration. Hosted at the annual...

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NOSM University respectfully acknowledges that the entirety of the University’s wider campus of Northern Ontario is on the homelands of First Nations and Métis Peoples. The university buildings are located on the territory of Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay and the Anishinabek Nation, specifically Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations, in Sudbury.

NOSM University is a proud recipient of the 2019 Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award, presented by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. In 2013, NOSM University received the prestigious ASPIRE award, which recognizes international excellence in social accountability and medical education.

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