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NOSM Welcomes New Resident Doctors to Northern Ontario

Posted on July 7, 2020
Northern Ontario

On July 1, 2020, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) welcomed 64 new resident doctors to Northern Ontario. These doctors—having recently graduated from an MD program at NOSM or at other Canadian medical schools—will practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician, while learning about a particular medical specialty.

“This group of resident doctors are some of the best and brightest, and we are honoured to have them join the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” says Dr. Robert Anderson, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education. “Residency is one of the most critical times in the development of a physician’s professional identity, and we are excited to help them not only become great doctors but to standout in their field and become change leaders who will create real, lasting impact in communities across Northern Ontario.”

NOSM’s residents will be living and learning in one of 12 communities across Northern Ontario. During medical appointments, you may receive care from a learner from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), supervised by a professional on our team. When you receive care from a NOSM learner, you are helping Northern-trained health-care professionals of tomorrow acquire the skills they need to serve you in the future.

Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, encourages community members to extend a warm welcome to residents working in their communities, health-care centres and hospitals across the region. “Resident doctors are essential to health-care delivery in Northern Ontario,” says Dr. Verma. “NOSM residents are dedicated to working with patients of all demographics, from infants to the elderly. They deliver health care based on their previous experience and level of training, always with the guidance of a supervising physician.”

Residency programs at NOSM are offered in family medicine and seven other specialties including: anesthesiology, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, public health and preventive medicine.

Upon completion of their residency programs, these physicians will transition to independent practice.

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high-quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.

For further information, please contact:

Kim Latimer
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Phone: 807-621-4303
Email: klatimer@nosm.ca