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NOSM’s New Associate Dean Welcomed Back to Northern Ontario

Posted on July 15, 2011

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine Cervin as the new Associate Dean of NOSM’s Postgraduate Education portfolio, beginning October 1, 2011. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” said NOSM Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser, “is pleased to have been successful in attracting a high-profile academic physician from a highly regarded Canadian medical school.”

Dr. Cervin, originally from Ontario, began her career practicing family medicine in the Northern Ontario communities of Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie for seven years before embarking on an academic career. From 1997 to 2007, Dr. Cervin facilitated the growth of the residency program from two community sites to five, as residency program director in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. She also served as interim department head of Dalhousie Family Medicine from 2009 to 2010. As such, Dr. Cervin is familiar with the advantages and challenges of distributed residency programs.

Recognized by her peers and colleagues, Dr. Cervin received a Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education in 2009 and also received an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians in 2010. That same year, she completed her Masters of Medical Education.

NOSM’s Postgraduate Education portfolio is responsible for delivering, administering, and supporting residency training programs in Northern Ontario. The School offers residency training in eight major general specialties, as well as the Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS) program. The Associate Dean, Postgraduate Education, is responsible for the overall conduct and supervision of Postgraduate Education at NOSM. In addition, this role is accountable alongside the other Associate Deans for the achievement of academic and non-academic goals of the School.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Dr. Catherine Cervin to her new position as the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” said Dr. Strasser. “Dr. Cervin’s interests are wide ranging and include social accountability, educating for comprehensive primary care, curriculum development, and cultural competency. She brings to the role a range of skills and experience that will contribute to the School’s vision of Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North.”