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Third Consecutive Year NOSM Receives Honour

Monday, April 30, 2012

On Friday evening, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was presented with its third Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Rural Medical Education award. This year's award was given to the Canadian medical school program that has matched the most graduates to rural family medicine programs in the 2011 Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process. NOSM Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser accepted the award on behalf of the School at a dinner held by the SRPC in Whistler, British Columbia.

In 2011, 44% of NOSM's graduating MD class matched to a rural family medicine residency program. Many Northern-trained physicians who have completed medical school training are choosing to continue their residency training in rural family medicine programs, as opposed to urban settings.

"The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is truly honoured to receive the Rural Medical Education Award from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada," said NOSM Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser. "Having received this recognition for a third consecutive year is a sign that NOSM's distinct model of distributed, community-engaged medical education is working to produce physicians with an affinity for rural medical education."

NOSM is now preparing for the upcoming graduation of its fourth class of MD graduates, 50% of whom have chosen to complete residency training in rural family medicine.

For more signs of NOSM's success, please visit: www.nosm.ca/signsofsuccess

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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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