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An Urgent Meeting to Address Racism Experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s Health Care Systems, organized by Indigenous Services Canada, was recently hosted with nearly 400 participants. This deeply influential meeting was occasioned by the videos of the racism experienced by Joyce Echaquan while seeking health car...

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NOSM Announces Dr. Edward Hirvi as Section Co-Chair, Family Medicine (West)

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has named Dr. Edward Hirvi as the new Section Co-Chair, Family Medicine, beginning December 1, 2020. Dr. Hirvi wears many hats in the field of medicine. He has been a faculty member with NOSM since January 2009, and holds the current rank of Associate Professor. Located in Sault Ste. ...

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Medical school announces new five-year strategic plan and officially launches The NOSM Challenge

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) today launched its 2021-2025 strategic plan titled The NOSM Challenge. The five-year plan sets out the School’s goals, aspirations and outcomes by 2025. Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, says, “The Challenge theme reflects the need to challenge ourselves, ...

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NOSM blazes trail for first Canadian medical school virtual accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is the first medical school in Canada to experience a new virtual accreditation of its MD program. The traditional accreditation, originally scheduled for spring, was postponed to October 2020 due to the pandemic. Dr. Brian Ross, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medica...

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NOSM-acquired Skills Help Fill a Gap in Care for Underserved Populations   

Dr. Andrea Haner (MD Class of 2010) is applying the skills she learned at NOSM to treat diverse, underserved populations. She is the only GP Oncologist treating gynecological cancer in the Southwest Alberta region. “The population I work with is very underserved. If I didn’t do this work, women would have to commute ...

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Striving for Inclusion

As the active anti-racism movement continues to ripple across multiple professions and communities in Canada, medical schools are among those taking a closer look at their institutional systemic practices to make active improvements in diversity and inclusion. Joby Quiambao is a Registered Dietitian, alumna of the Northe...

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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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