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NOSM Seeks Agency Applications for Summer Studentship Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announces today that agencies may apply for funding to have health-care students work at their organization during the summer of 2022. This funding is available through NOSM’s Summer Studentship Program, which was established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study. The Summer Studentship Program provides funding to approved agencies located in Northern Ontario to hire students who were born and/or raised in Northern Ontario. Eligible health-care profe...

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NOSM’s Vaccination Policy

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) continues to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its learners, staff, faculty and visitors who attend NOSM campus buildings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. To help ensure a safe learning and work environment, NOSM has established a Vaccine Policy that will take effect immediately. As part of this policy, all individuals who access NOSM campus facilities (in Sudbury and Thunder Bay) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For those who are unvaccinated, and are required to be on campus, will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 and provi...

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NOSM Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2021, the federal government passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory day of remembrance called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To observe this day of reflection, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be closed to provide the NOSM community with an opportunity to reflect on reconciliation and participate in community events. Non-Indigenous people looking to reflect on the legacies of the residential school system may choose to learn more from Survivors. On Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., everyone is invited to listen, learn, and reflect on the impacts of resident...

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Dr. Emily Groot named NOSM’s new Program Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announces Dr. Emily Groot as the incoming Program Director of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency program effective October 18, 2021. Dr. Groot is a public health physician, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie on the territory of Garden River and Batchewana First Nations. She completed medical school at McMaster University and completed her residency in public health and preventive medicine at Queen’s University. In addition, Dr. Groot holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is an assistant professor at both NOSM and Queen’s Un...

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NOSM medical student honoured with national award

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) medical student Danica Desjardins receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2021. The award recognizes second-year medical students who exemplify perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recipients have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award,” says Desjardins. “To be recognized as someone with potential to be a future leader and innovator in health care in Canada—especially by members of NOSM faculty whom ...

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NOSM announces return to campus plan

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announced plans today for returning to campus. Starting September 7, 2021, all on-campus activities for learners will resume at the medical school buildings in Thunder Bay and Sudbury. The School will require all learners, researchers, faculty, staff, and visitors who intend to access the medical school buildings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay to have received their full vaccination or the first vaccine dose by September 7, 2021 and must be fully vaccinated by no later than October 7, 2021. These requirements are aligned with the advice of public health authorities across Northern Ontario, go...

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$300k financial contribution from McConnell Foundation supports NOSM’s Center for Social Accountability

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has received $300k from the McConnell Foundation for its new Center for Social Accountability (CFSA). The McConnell Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that contributes to diverse and innovative approaches to address community resilience, reconciliation, and climate change. The funds are earmarked for education and research dissemination as well as administrative start-up costs for the Center. “We thank the McConnell Foundation for supporting both the vision and the development of NOSM's Center for Social Accountability,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO....

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Wasaya Airways supports NOSM students’ menstrual product drive for  Fort Severn First Nation

People in rural and remote Northern Ontario communities can expect to pay double the price for the same menstrual products found in larger cities in Ontario—it’s even higher for remote fly-in First Nations communities where a box of tampons can range from $16 to $45, forcing people to choose between menstrual products and groceries. Ashley Perreault and Lucie Ménard, medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), organized a sustainable menstrual product drive for the fly-in community of Fort Severn First Nation—the most northern community in Ontario. In March 2021, they set a goal to raise $4,000 to cover...

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