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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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The end of Summer: Teaming up for fall

As summer comes to an end and the leaves begin to change, we’re gearing up for yet another academic year. Of course many of us have been working throughout the summer and in fact our post graduate programs have been well into their academic year.  I hope everyone was still able to revel in the smells of sunscreen, bonfires, the lake and camp, fresh fish, and forest air. I have to say that I have never seen such bright sunsets, heard such bounding thunder, nor experienced such brilliant rainbows as I did in Northern Ontario. Read more in the latest edition of Northern Routes....

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Uniquely Northern

These two weeks have taken me to Thunder Bay several times and meetings around Ontario, with more plans to travel to where NOSM must be represented; including communities further north, and at the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine, and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the Colleges. It is critical that NOSM is seen in all these places, because NOSM is truly unique. No other voice can adequately represent the Northern perspective on health-care education. If not, we risk being unheard or left out of competing province-wide decisions and national strategies in resource allocation and policy-making. No other s...

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