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Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity Officially Opens at NOSM University

Made possible by transformational $10 million gift from the Temerty Foundation NOSM University is officially cutting the ribbon on the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. The grand opening of this Centre signals another major step forward in the improvement of health and wellness for all in Northern Ontario. Through policy leadership and advocacy, research and innovation, and education that better aligns medical training with community needs, this multidisciplinary, one-of-a-kind Centre in Canada will ultimately help people who both need and deserve better access to health care services across the region and beyond. Just ...

Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity Officially Opens at NOSM University

NOSM University relaunches International MD Electives Program

NOSM University is proud to announce its International MD Electives Program will relaunch on June 1, 2024. The program invites students enrolled at medical schools outside Canada to apply for clinical elective placements beginning in February 2025 through NOSM University. This program offers medical students a hands-on learning experience working alongside skilled clinicians in diverse Northern settings, including rural and remote communities, urban centres, and Indigenous and Francophone communities. To learn more, visit NOSM University’s online Clinical Electives Catalogue at nosm.ca/electives. Applications can be submitted through...

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NOSM University Celebrates 2024 Convocation, Graduates Inaugural Master of Medical Studies Class

Canada’s first independent medical university graduates 69 new physicians—its largest class yet—at ceremonies on May 24, 2024, in Thunder Bay and May 31, 2024, in Sudbury.   “For me this is a poignant event,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Dean, Vice-Chancellor, and CEO of NOSM University. “Not only is it my last time presiding over convocation in this role, but it has also been my personal pleasure to watch this MD class’s entire trajectory throughout their 4-year journey. I know them all well, and I am incredibly proud of their accomplishments. I am honoured to welcome them to the profession.”  A historic mi...

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Majority of NOSM University MD Graduates Choose Family Medicine

NOSM University is succeeding in its mission to help create a flourishing health workforce to serve Northern Ontario. The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) has concluded its work for 2024. All 69 eligible NOSM University MD students were matched to residency programs. Critically, 38 of those students were matched to family medicine (55%)—the highest proportional rate in Canada. NOSM University is also proud that 36 of the graduating MDs (52%) will be doing their residency training at NOSM University. This is important because about 90% of learners who do both an MD degree and a residency in the North, stay in the North. ...

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NOSM University and OPSEU/SEFPO Ratify New Four-Year Collective Agreement

NOSM University and OPSEU/SEFPO Local 677, Unit 2, are pleased to announce the ratification of a four-year collective agreement. Local 677 represents 161 staff including office, clerical, administrative, technical, and service employees at NOSM University. This is their fifth collective agreement. Both OPSEU/SEFPO members and NOSM University's Board of Governors (Executive Committee) voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement on May 14, 2024.The agreement is in effect from May 1, 2024, until April 30, 2028, and includes increases in compensation to recognize the rising cost of living as well as enhancements to the work...

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Sudbury Researchers Awarded NSERC Grants Totaling $1.1M to Advance Mining-Related Projects

Two researchers at NOSM University and Laurentian University are celebrating major investments in their research today as their projects were successfully awarded funding from grants administered through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance Missions program. One project studies how Gallium, a critical mineral, can be mined more efficiently while the second project focuses on the extraction of critical minerals from tailings ponds. “Investing in research is directly supporting the advancement of technology, innovation, and economic prosperity. The work of both Dr.Tharmalingam and Dr. Scott ...

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NOSM University Achievement Celebration Honours Excellence in Health Education and Research

NOSM University is proud to announce the accomplishments of faculty, preceptors, learners, alumni, and staff at the second-annual NOSM University Achievement Celebration, held on Friday, May 3, 2024.  The awards ceremony, part of the annual Northern Constellations and Connections faculty development conference, drew health-care professionals from across Northern Ontario. The ceremony recognized 19 preceptors, 11 faculty, five learners, two staff, two alumni, and one honorary alumnus who have each demonstrated exemplary service and commitment to health care, medical education, and research in Northern Ontario. Nominations were made by...

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NOSM University hosts virtual Earth Day celebration “Investing for People and Planet”

Join us for a virtual Earth Day event and learn how your financial investments can make a positive impact on the planet. NOSM University Planetary Health Lead Dr. Elaine Blacklock and special guests from the financial sector will discuss “Investing for People and the Planet: The Impact of Investments on an Individual’s Carbon Footprint.” The event is open to the public. Watch it live on YouTube @NOSMtv on Monday, April 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn more at nosm.ca. – 30 – NOSM University is Canada’s first independent medical university and one of the greatest education and physician workforce strategy success stor...

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