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Northern Routes

Inspiring people, leaders and students: Hearing the truth first-hand

Travels this week led me to several Northern communities. In Espanola, I met with Nicole Haley, CEO of Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre and Drs. Andre Michon and Kim Perlin.  Kim is a NOSM grad and Andre is a grad of NOSM’s predecessor, the Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation (NOMEC). Both stayed in the North, practice comprehensive medicine and have successfully recruited other NOSM grads with their creative and strong team approach. Read more in the latest edition of Northern Routes. ...

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Getting Out There; Speaking Up

Insightful conversations that reach beyond the usual “meet and greet”. Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong, Ontario and former NOSM board member, shares many of my views when it comes to long-term strategies to address the health-care needs of Northern Ontario. We had a frank conversation about the role NOSM should play in advocacy and policy influence as we discussed many of the facts about the social determinants of health in Northern Ontario as outlined in my previous blog, “Uniquely Northern”. Read more in the latest edition of Northern Routes....

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O-Week: Welcome to our first-year medical students

At our campus across the North, it is arguably the most wonderful time of the year. I can feel the bustle of excitement that comes with the same certainty as the crisp autumn air. Welcome back to our returning learners, faculty and staff. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful summer and had time relaxing with family and friends. Read more in the latest edition of Northern Routes....

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