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Constellation of Shining Stars

A constellation is a group of stars that form an easily recognizable pattern to help people navigate using the night sky. Constellation is a symbolic reference not only for NOSM students and faculty, but the many people and communities of Northern Ontario that play a role in NOSM’s achievements and success. If you ask ...

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10th Annual Northern Constellations focuses on physician wellness and recognizes outstanding NOSM faculty

Faculty at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) came together to share, network and celebrate its pan-Northern community at Northern Constellations. This was the School’s 10thannual Northern Constellations faculty development conference held Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021. With close to 1,800 facu...

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NOSM Receives its Tenth Rural Medical Education Award

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was honoured by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) with the Rural Medical Education Award on April 13, 2021. This was the tenth time that NOSM has been recognized with this award. Each year, the Rural Medical Education Award is presented to a Canadian medical s...

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NOSM alumnus helps to end Atikokan’s doctor shortage

A few years ago, Atikokan was a town in crisis having only one full-time and one half time family physician for a population of approximately 2,800. The community relied heavily on a rotation of locums to meet its health-care needs. Today, the town has a stable physician workforce that is able to provide patient-centered...

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Daring Leadership in an ever-changing and unpredictable world

NOSM’s best-attended Northern Lights Forum features a key address from Dr. Jane Philpott and Dr. Gigi Osler. Dr. James Goertzen, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD), spearheaded the 2021 Northern Lights Forum. He and the CEPD organizing team arranged for Dr. Jane Philpott a...

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Donor supports transformation of physician workforce planning in Northern Ontario

Derek Day recently donated $210,000 from his late mother’s estate—the Estate of Ruth Day—to assist in transforming physician workforce planning in Northern Ontario and support the creation of a new Rural Generalist Pathway (RGP) at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Since NOSM’s inception in 2002, it...

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine respectfully acknowledges that the entirety of the School’s wider campus of Northern Ontario is on the homelands of First Nations and Métis Peoples. The medical school buildings at Laurentian University and Lakehead University are located on the territory of the Anishinabek Nation, specifically Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations and Fort William First Nation.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine 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 received the prestigious ASPIRE award, which recognizes international excellence in social accountability and medical education.

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