Give Back this Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday and there is a way we can help aspiring doctors alleviate student debt even faster. Did you know that NOSM University students graduate with nearly twice the debt of students at other medical schools in Canada? It’s not because we’re more expensive: it’s because we recruit from the North, for the North, and typically, people in the region don’t have access to the same financial and social means as students in the south. Thanks to the FDC Foundation, Temerty Foundation, and the generosity of countless donors like you, we are well on the way to reaching our goal of creating the firs...Read more about how you can give back this Giving Tuesday.
Collaboration extends reach of health-care services in the North: Celebrating Physician Assistant’s Day
Through a team-based approach, Physician Assistants (PAs) are improving access to health care in Northern Ontario. NOSM University Assistant Professor Drew Gould, a PA who specializes in family medicine, sees the difference his role makes every day in clinic. “I love being a PA because I have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives by providing quality care when they need it most,” Gould says. As the PA Lead at the Northeastern Ontario Medical Offices (NEOMO), Gould runs the same-day clinic in the family medicine practice. The busy clinic is staffed by a supervising physician and two PAs and sees ...Read more about celebrating Physician Assistant’s Day
Sarah Arulchelvam (McMaster University, PT)
I completed my second physical therapy placement in Thunder Bay. I had a phenomenal experience starting from the drive up north, to engaging in my clinical placement. Although it was a slower pace of life, with most places closing by 7pm, the days were long in the summer, as the sun set only at 10pm! Having long summer days allowed me to take in the spectacular scenery and majestic wildlife. Specifically, I was fortunate to climb to the top of the Sleeping Giant and embrace the panoramic view, as well as visit Kakabeka falls, which I may argue, is much more breathtaking than Niagara Falls! Additionally, I was able to cross the border to ...Sarah Arulchelvam, a NOSM University Rehabilitation Sciences learner, shares the highlights from her physiotherapy placement in Thunder Bay.