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NOSM Alumnus and Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious National Award

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova is being recognized for his contributions to improving the wellness of residents at the School. Granted annually by Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), a not-for-profit organization that represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada, DellaVedova has been awarded the RDoC Puddester Award for Resident Wellness in the staff category. DellaVedova—a Charter Class alumnus of NOSM’s MD program—is an Assistant Professor who practices full-time as a pediatrician in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As the Wellness Lead Clinician for the NO...

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NOSM receives Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was presented with the Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) during a ceremony on April 14 at the Conference on Canadian Medical Education at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Named after Dr. Charles Boelen, a world leader in social accountability in medical education, the award aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are reflective of the principles of social accountability, including a focused response to the priority health concerns of citizen...

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NOSM Board Holds First Meeting of 2019

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by video- and tele-conference across Northern Ontario. Special guest Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean and CEO Designate, was introduced to the Board of Directors and shared her vision for the School as she congratulated Dr. Strasser for the incredible work NOSM has done in improving access to quality health care for all Northern Ontarians. Dr. Verma begins her term on July 1, 2019. Each of the standing committees reported updates. The Executive Committee Terms of Reference were revised and approved. The Governance Comm...

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NOSM receives funding for virtual communities of practice

The office of Faculty Affairs and Continuing Education and Professional Development (FA and CEPD) at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has succeeded in a grant application and received more than $500,000 to develop educational materials for primary care and specialist physicians on best practices in opioid prescribing. The grant application was a collaboration between leadership and faculty in the Clinical Sciences Division. The project aims to increase recognition of the social, economic and geographic factors affecting patients in Northern Ontario, develop competence to appropriately prescribe opioids, as well as encour...

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NOSM Board of Directors Seeks Two Members

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking two (2) individuals to join the Board of Directors in September 2019. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is more than a medical school; it is a strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario. People, communities and organizations across the North had a dream that everyone in the region—no matter where they live—deserve access to quality health care. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is looking for individuals with appropriate expertise in some or all of ...

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Registration for NOSM’s CampMed Now Open

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. This year marks the fourteenth time that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high-school students interested in a career in health care. Formerly known as NOSM’s Health Sciences Summer Camp, CampMed features new branding and a renewed focus on four core learning areas: interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills. Held this coming July 8 – 12, 2019 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 15 – 19, 2019 at NOSM at La...

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NOSM Launches Wellness App

Do you know what to do if you get injured at work? Do you know where to call if you are in crisis? Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to get on the road to drive to your next rotation? Are you looking to connect with mental health services? The Postgraduate Wellness Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the launch of NOSM Well, a new digital app designed to promote healthy learning and working environments among residents, as well as help them develop skills in self-care and provide support for those who may struggling personally or professionally. Within the app, NOSM residents will fi...

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Bell Let’s Talk Day at NOSM

According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. Today, in honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, the Healthy Workplace Group brought together staff from across the School to discuss mental health in the workplace over lunch. Participants learned about wellness programs for NOSM learners and residents, including our new wellness rooms in Sudbury and Thunder Bay, and our new app NOSM Well. The event was also an opportunity to discuss resources available to staff and what a healthy workplace looks like to them. Join the conversation: For every text message...

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