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Indigenous Partnership Gathering

Save the Date: September 20, 2018 in Kenora Even before the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Charter MD class walked through the doors in 2005, the School engaged First Nations and Métis peoples from communities across Northern Ontario as part of its mandate to be accountable to the cultural diversity of the region. Indigenous organizations were at the forefront of the widespread community movement advocating for the establishment of NOSM. Indigenous Partnership Gatherings were established as a way to ensure that Indigenous peoples of Northern Ontario have regular opportunities to provide formative input into the School’...

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Meet our incoming MD class Each spring, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine sends out its offers of admission for the MD program. Members of our new class have been introducing themselves on social media, using the hashtag #yestonosm or #ouiàlemno. In many Northern Ontario communities, recruiting and retaining physicians and other health-care professionals has been a challenge for decades. NOSM is a made-in-the-north solution to regional health inequalities, including physician shortages. The first medical school in Canada with a social accountability mandate, NOSM has become a world-recognized leader in the field of heal...

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Social Accountability

Addressing the priority health concerns of Northern Ontario Social accountability is one of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s core values. In fact, NOSM was the first medical school in Canada established with an explicit social accountability mandate. This means that NOSM is dedicated to addressing the priority health concerns of the people and communities of Northern Ontario. As part of its social accountability mandate, NOSM also has the responsibility to engage stakeholders at all levels of its broad community. More information about NOSM’s Vision, Mission and Values is available here. Read more about NOSM's Soci...

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