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Dr. David Savage named Interim Site Director of IC/ES North

Dr. David Savage has been appointed the Interim Site Director for IC/ES North. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), an Emergency Physician at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), an active researcher, a NOSM graduate (MD 2014, Family Medicine 2016 and Emergency Medicine 2017), and an Affiliate Scientist with Health Sciences North Research Institute. In his role, Dr. Savage will help guide IC/ES North, furthering its research mandate in collaboration with three Northern partners: Laurentian University, Health Sciences North Research Institute and NOSM. IC/ES Nort...

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How one NOSM alumna is supporting the next generation of physicians in Iroquois Falls

Dr. Auri Bruno-Petrina (Dr. Bruno) says Iroquois Falls reminds her of the small town in Brazil where she grew up. An alumna of NOSM (Family Medicine 2017), she is now an Assistant Professor and a busy family physician at Iroquois Falls Family Health Team and Anson General Hospital. With very few physicians in the community, Dr. Bruno understands the importance of encouraging and supporting current health professionals and prospective students to apply to medical school in an effort to recruit more doctors to the community. She and her husband Mike Petrina are very generously contributing $10,000 per year to NOSM over the next 10 years...

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Revolutionising telemedicine, one consult at a time

Since its introduction in Canada in 2018, the teledermatology platform has seen a huge success. This technological tool created by a Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) alumnae is innovative and is changing the practice of medicine in order to provide improved access to specialized care to Canadians across the country. Originally from the small northern Ontario community of Kapuskasing, Dr. Émilie Bourgeault was admitted to NOSM in 2007 and subsequently, completed her specialized training in dermatology at Université Laval in Quebec City. Over time, having developed a significant interest and expertise in pediat...

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