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 ...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
NOSM Hosts International Workshop on Physician Recruitment and Retention
Focus on Establishing a Stable Health-Care Workforce in Rural and Remote Communities The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) today hosted the Remote Rural Workforce Stability Forum, an international, multi-site forum on physician recruitment and retention. The forum focused on recruitment and retention of the health workforce in rural and remote communities and the role of medical schools, health service organizations, communities and government in creating workforce stability. NOSM was established as a government strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care and contribute to ...Read more.
NOSM Announces Incoming Dean and CEO
Dr. Sarita Verma appointed as Medical School’s next leader. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarita Verma as Dean and CEO of NOSM effective July 1, 2019. The NOSM Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment on December 12, 2018. "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Verma to NOSM and to the wider campus of Northern Ontario,” says Dr. Pierre Zundel, Chair of the NOSM Board of Directors and Interim President and Vice Chancellor of Laurentian University. “Dr. Verma’s passion, vision and experience will continue to propel NOSM toward world leadership in distributed...Read more on Dr. Verma.
New director for both Anesthesiology
and Family Practice Anesthesia programs
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine would like to recognize the stellar work of Dr. Rob Anderson, who is completing his tenure as the Program Director for both the Anesthesiology and Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) programs on December 31, 2018, having led them for the past decade. Dr. Anderson first took on the role of Regional Director for the University of Ottawa’s Northern Stream Anesthesiology program, administered through NOSM, as well as the School’s own PGY3 FPA program in 2009. His leadership of each program forged a reputation for excellence in anesthesia training, with particular recognition for simulated clinica...Read more
NOSM Releases Annual Report:
Rooted in the North
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) 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—deserves access to quality health care. When NOSM was opened officially in 2005, the School’s first staff, faculty, community partners and students tended to the seeds of that dream, based on the vision of what NOSM could become. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine i...Read more about the progress we've made towards a healthier North.