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NOSM’s Roadmap to 2020 Now Available Action Plan Outlines How the School will Achieve its Goals


The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s A Roadmap to 2020: NOSM’s Whole School Strategic Action Plan is now publicly available. A follow-up to NOSM’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Roadmap describes exactly how the School will accomplish its strategic goals. 

The Action Plan was developed in order to integrate activities across NOSM’s wider campus of Northern Ontario. Below are the five overarching categories of the Action Plan that integrate the School’s goals:

  • Connecting the entire NOSM campus of Northern Ontario;
  • Sustaining and aligning NOSM’s infrastructure, logistics, and leadership;
  • Growing a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Expanding research in the North, for the North; and,
  • Leading at home and beyond Northern Ontario.

Under each of these five categories, the Action Plan outlines specific objectives that NOSM will complete in order to ensure that the ambitious, yet achievable, strategic plan will be successfully implemented by 2020.

“The rapid establishment and success of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is the result of collaboration from Northern Ontarians across the entire geography of Northern Ontario,” says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean and CEO. “As we move forward, we need to make sure we have an effective, sustainable organization that delivers education and research that communities really need.”

NOSM’s Strategic Plan, launched publicly last September, is the product of a highly inclusive process nearly two years in the making. From May to September 2014, NOSM's Dean and CEO Dr. Roger Strasser, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean of Community Engagement, Dr. David Marsh, senior leaders, and staff travelled to more than 50 rural, remote, Francophone, and Aboriginal communities across Northern Ontario to meet with individuals, organizations, learners, health-care professionals, and faculty. In all, more than 1,000 individuals provided input into the future of the School. NOSM's Strategic Plan 2015-2020 is the culmination of a purposeful process that actively sought to understand the ongoing health-related needs in the region. 

“NOSM was the first Canadian medical school to embrace the idea that all of our activities should be directed to influence the health of the people we serve,” says Dr. David Marsh, NOSM Deputy Dean and Associate Dean of Community Engagement. “With our new Strategic Plan, and now the Roadmap to 2020, we will continue to collaborate with our many community partners to ensure that our education and research influences the health of Northern Ontarians.”

 Both A Roadmap to 2020 and NOSM’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 are available at nosmsp2020.ca


Ms. Kim Daynard, Director of Communications
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Phone:  807-766-7379  
Cell:   807-631-5718
Email: kdaynard@nosm.ca





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