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Training doctors for the North has always been NOSM’s primary focus. On average, 92% of NOSM medical students are from Northern Ontario. Since 2011, 214 NOSM-educated family physicians now practice in Northern Ontario but we still have a long way to go to ensure access to quality health care for everyone. 

The Student Emergency Fund

At the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), we know the importance of relying on one another for support. That inter-connectedness magnifies our risks and exposes our health inequities even more. Access to quality health-care services in the North is an ongoing issue—COVID-19 is putting a greater strain on the already fragile health human resources in our region.

Last fall, the Student Emergency Fund was created to help provide financial support to students when they need it most. This fund is now helping many students carry on with their studies during this COVID-19 pandemic and we would ask if you would consider adding to it during this difficult time for our students. Many of our students rely on other sources of income which, due to partner unemployment or other financial insecurities have increased their need.

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The Dean’s Visionary Fund

The Visionary Fund supports NOSM’s most urgent priorities and varies from year to year depending on the needs of the school.  Projects might include the modernization of classrooms and other learning space, the purchase of supplies and equipment used in our teaching and research labs, or the costs of conference attendance for some of our deserving students.

Give the gift of health by supporting the Visionary Fund -the fund that helps provide all the tools that strengthen the experiences needed to educate world-class doctors right here in our communities.

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Student Financial Aid

Woman at desk with phone and computerFor most of our students, the decision to study with NOSM is an easy one, because Northern Ontario is home.  Like many Northern Ontarians, they are passionate about their roots and are dedicated to ensuring that everyone – no matter where they live- has access to quality health care.

Your gift to student financial support opens doors to students from diverse backgrounds and rewards all their efforts.  Help us establish more student awards or make a gift to an existing award so that more students have a chance at realizing their dreams.

“Without support from generous and inspiring donors, my dreams wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you for allowing me to achieve my dreams, thank you for helping me to help others.” Sarah Habinski

Learn more about creating a named award or visit our list of donor funded awards.

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Research at NOSM

Research at NOSM is reflective of the School’s mandate to be socially accountable to the diverse cultures of Northern Ontario, tackling important questions related to improving the health of the people of Northern Ontario. Research by our faculty and students covers a breadth of topics in clinical, community and population health, biomedical sciences, environmental health, health education and health services.

When you support research at NOSM, you make remarkable health discoveries possible and help our researchers solve today’s most crucial health challenges in Northern Ontario.

For more information on supporting research at NOSM visit the research section of the website here or contact the Advancement team.

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Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament

Since 2007, NOSM has been the recipient of the proceeds from the Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Learn more about our areas of support and how to invest in leading health-care research and education in Northern Ontario.

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