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NOSM University alumna, Dr. Mélanie Patrie, named new Francophone Education Lead

Posted on June 16, 2022

NOSM University announces Dr. Mélanie Patrie as the incoming Francophone Education Lead for residency programs, effective June 20, 2022.

Dr. Patrie is a passionate Francophone who completed her MD and residency at NOSM. As a medical student, she was a member of the Francophone Reference Group as a student representative and is currently an Assistant Professor and physician facilitator for the French Language Clinical Skills sessions offered by Francophone Affairs Unit for MD students.

She is a family physician with a busy clinical practice at the City of Lakes Family Health Team at the Chelmsford site.

Dr. Patrie is very familiar with NOSM University’s social accountability mandate, and she is motivated to work towards advancing the Francophone presence at NOSM University and within its residency programs. With a family practice that is mostly Francophone, she recognizes both the importance of offering French language medical services and the challenges that arise when this need is not met.

On behalf of the NOSM University community, we extend thanks to Dr. Frédéric Sarrazin, outgoing Francophone Education Lead. Dr. Sarrazin’s commitment to the residents, dedication to the program, and contributions to the profession are sincerely appreciated.