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NOSM CEPD Program Receives Continued Full Accreditation for Five-Year Term

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) is pleased to announce the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) has voted to continue full accreditation of the School's Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) program for a five-year term. The Office of CEPD underwent an Accreditation Site Visit at both NOSM's East Campus in Sudbury and the West Campus in Thunder Bay in November 2011. NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser recently received a letter from CACME confirming the positive outcome, which reinforces the calibre of the program. The program will be reassessed in 2017.

"Upon presentation of the survey report, which was prepared by CACME's visiting survey team, it was very apparent that the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has developed a reputation for high quality education programming," explained Dr. Roger Strasser. "This outstanding accreditation outcome is the result of the hard work and contributions from many, particularly those working in the CEPD Portfolio. Congratulations to everyone involved," he said.

The CEPD Office is responsible ensuring and providing quality continuing medical education that meets the standards of the national accrediting bodies and of discerning health-care professionals in Northern Ontario. These programs offerings promote lifelong learning and enhance competency and performance of health-care providers, NOSM faculty members and learners, and advance their ability to meet the needs of the people and communities of Northern Ontario.

The survey team identified a number of institutional strengths which included a new standard for interprofessional programming, well-developed policies and procedures for program development and accreditation, and well-established mechanisms, such as the NOSM website, to notify, connect and engage professionals across the North.

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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