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NOSM’s Newest M.D. Students to Attend Dinner Hosted by Thunder Bay Métis Council and School’s Aboriginal Reference Group

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) entry class of 2010 will be treated to a “Meet and Greet Dinner” later today at the Thunder Bay Métis Community Centre in Thunder Bay, hosted by the Thunder Bay Métis Council and the School’s Aboriginal Reference Group. The Thunder Bay Métis Council is one of 30 chartered communities that are included in the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Each year during Orientation Week, the incoming class is invited to attend cultural events and dinners that highlight the diversity of Northern Ontario. As this year is the “Year of the Métis,” tonight’s dinner is a particularly appropriate way to have NOSM’s newest M.D. students end their first day of Orientation.

This evening, NOSM students and invited guests will be provided with a teaching by an Elder, as well as be welcomed by dignitaries from the Thunder Bay Métis Council, Lakehead University, and NOSM.

NOSM’s Orientation Week is an important event for incoming classes. During this unique experience, students participate in working sessions, travel to several Northern Ontario communities, meet physicians and community leaders, and become acquainted with their new lives as medical students.

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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. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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