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NOSM Dean Receives Special Award for Outstanding Health Professional Educator

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

On Friday, January 31, 2014, Dr. Roger Strasser, Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), was awarded one of seven Special Awards for Outstanding Health Professional Educators. The awards were presented during the closing ceremonies of the weeklong, annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2014, this year held in Pattaya, Thailand.

 The Prince Mahidol Award Conference focuses on health issues of global significance in order to inspire positive policy reform. From January 27-31, 2014, approximately 550 participants from over 60 countries came together at PMAC to explore Transformative Learning for Health Equity. Three years since The Lancet Global Commission Report:  Health professionals for a new century: Transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world,  PMAC 2014 consisted of many outstanding presentations by world leaders in fields relevant to implementing The Lancet Commission's recommendations for instructional and institutional reforms.

 This year, the PMAC presented special awards for outstanding health professional educators whose work had a strong impact on the improvement of health care. Strasser was nominated for the award due to his commitment to delivering training in rural and remote areas, for innovation in education that has lead to the production of quality health professionals, and for his visionary leadership that has changed paradigms of learning.

 "This award is not for me alone, but rather, for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine as a whole, recognizing the collective success of everyone who has contributed to the School's world-leading achievements," says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. "It is truly exciting for NOSM to be recognized as a leader in social accountability through distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research."

 Photo attached: NOSM Dean Dr. Roger Strasser receives Special Award for Outstanding Health Professional Educators at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Pattaya, Thailand.

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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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