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Research: Essential to Improving Health

In keeping with NOSM’s mission to improve the supply of physicians in Northern Ontario, the School partnered with the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the North East LHIN and HealthForceOntario (HFO) Marketing and Recruitment Agency to host Summit North: Building a Flourishing Physician Workforce.  The Summit was held on January 24, 2018 in Thunder Bay and had over 130 people who took part including representatives from Indigenous communities, Francophone communities, hospitals/health services, family health teams, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Medical Association and local gov...

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“If you’re willing to work for it, you can do anything.”

Source: Northern Ontario Medical Journal | 2018/03/22 Written by: Nadine Robinson “Becoming a doctor can be a sacrifice, but sacrifice pays off. It has opened up so many doors for me to pursue other passions of mine, such as travel. If you’re willing to work for it, you can do anything.” If you ask Dr. Rebekah (Becky) Neckoway what the hardest part of medical school was, it was deciding to apply: “I battled negative thoughts, wondering ‘Am I good enough? Can I do this?’ And even once I got in, I had to overcome those feelings. I did this by showing up, and doing the work. I know firsthand that self-doubt has the...

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“Believe in your potential for success.”

Source: Northern Ontario Medical Journal | 2018/03/20 Written by: Nadine Robinson  “Tânte kekî iši-wîcihitân anohc?” is something Kevin Brousseau is getting used to repeating. Translated from Moose Cree to English, it means “How may I help you today?” Kevin Brousseau is a medical student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in his third year, who speaks Cree, English, and French. His love for language runs deep as he also holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the Université du Québec à Montreal. He also maintains a blog on the Cree language online. “All three languages have been he...

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