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Building A Community of Practice: NOSM Hosts First Pan-Northern Physician Leadership Forum

In February 2018, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosted Northern Lights, Northern Ontario’s first PanNorthern Physician Leadership Forum. Northern Lights was the result of collaborations involving NOSM, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Phoenix Fellowship Program, all of which share a commitment to physician leadership development. “Developing leaders focuses on individuals, but leadership development is when we develop models of leadership within organizations,” says Dr. James Goertzen, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Development at NOSM and AMS Phoeni...

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NODIP Celebrates 11th Graduation

Congratulations to our newest class of Registered Dietitians! On Thursday, July 26, 12 learners from NOSM's Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) celebrated their graduation. The ceremony was held in two locations: the Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program is a unique internship designed to give learners a wide variety of opportunities. NODIP offers experience in different types of practice settings including large and small hospitals, public health units, Family Health Teams, and communit...

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Defining their own role

Rehabilitation Sciences creates new placement opportunity. The Rehabilitation Sciences Unit at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has created a new placement opportunity for occupational therapy and physiotherapy students from the Northern Studies Stream at the Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre (AMAHAC) in Thunder Bay. The new initiative is a collaboration between AMAHAC, NOSM, the Lakehead University Sports Medicine Clinic and the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Occupational therapy and physiotherapy students from McMaster will be placed at AMAHAC in Thunder Bay in a role-emerging f...

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