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NOSM Alumnus and Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious National Award

Posted on April 23, 2019
Photo of Dr. DellaVedova receiving his award.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova is being recognized for his contributions to improving the wellness of residents at the School. Granted annually by Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), a not-for-profit organization that represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada, DellaVedova has been awarded the RDoC Puddester Award for Resident Wellness in the staff category.

DellaVedova—a Charter Class alumnus of NOSM’s MD program—is an Assistant Professor who practices full-time as a pediatrician in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As the Wellness Lead Clinician for the NOSM Postgraduate Medical Education program, DellaVedova represents the wellness interests of all NOSM residents and its programs. His initiatives include the creation of the NOSM Resident Support Network and the NOSM Well app for residents at the School.

A long time active voice in the medical education community, DellaVedova has served as President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario, and as a multi-year member of RDoC’s Board of Directors. He has previously been recognized for his efforts by the Ontario Medical Association and the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Medical Staff Association.

His resident colleagues speak highly of his open and innovative personality and his compassion for his colleagues.

“We are very privileged to have an individual like Jonathan be recognized for his contributions to improving the wellness of residents at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” says Dr. Tom Crichton, NOSM’s interim Associate Dean of Postgraduate Education. “Not only does Jonathon commit his time to resident care, but also shows great leadership and support when it comes to developing new and important wellness initiatives here at NOSM.”

The Puddester Award for Resident Wellness Award was presented on April 14 at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Niagara Falls.