NOSM Welcomes New Resident Doctors to Northern Ontario
On July 1, 2020, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) welcomed 64 new resident doctors to Northern Ontario. These doctors—having recently graduated from an MD program at NOSM or at other Canadian medical schools—will practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician, while learning about a particular medical specialty. “This group of resident doctors are some of the best and brightest, and we are honoured to have them join the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” says Dr. Robert Anderson, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education. “Residency is one of the most critical times in the devel...Read more.
Two new NOSM MD seats earmarked for the Department of National Defense
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) MD program is offering two new medical student seats exclusively for military candidates who are selected for subsidization by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). “By partnering with the Department of National Defense we will prepare Canadian military physicians to treat underserviced and remote communities across Canada and around the world,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “It is an honour to help prepare Canadian military physicians with this level of hands-on training. There truly is no better training ground than Northern Ontario.” “NOSM has been ac...Read more.
HSN and NOSM Announce Academic Affiliation Agreement
Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announced today the signing of an affiliation agreement that will align and strengthen academic work in clinical settings and enhance patient care, education and research. Under the terms of this five-year agreement, with a shared academic mission, HSN and NOSM are committed to integrating accountability and support for academic work into clinical settings. In addition, a stronger approach to collaborative research will be adopted along with alignment of strategic planning initiatives and priorities. The development of joint policies will also streamline pr...Read more.
New funding dedicated to support NOSM medical learners during COVID-19
As part of an important contribution to alleviate the pressures created by COVID-19 on medical students and residents, the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) is collaborating with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to provide direct financial support. The new grant program is available through NOSM’s financial aid offices. “Medical students and residents are a critical part of today and tomorrow’s health-care system. This is why it was imperative for us to provide support to ensure they can continue pursuing their medical career,” says Allison Seymour, CMAF President. “The hope is that if we can reli...Read more.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosting a virtual information session on MD program admissions
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be hosting virtual information sessions for individuals interested in applying to the MD Program. These sessions are held annually in conjunction with the opening of the new admission cycle. Learn about the admission requirements and application process at the following information sessions: Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m. EST Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m. EST Registration is required for these events. 2020 Admissions Information Session Registration ...Read more MD program admissions.
NOSM and Associated Medical Services Announce Historic First: Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Traditional Medicine
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Associated Medical Services (AMS) are pleased to announce the historic appointment of Dr. Darrel Manitowabi as the NOSM-AMS Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Indigenous Traditional Medicine for a five year renewable term effective July 1, 2020. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is deeply honoured to have Dr. Darrel Manitowabi take on this valuable position,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “We are taking another major step in addressing how colonialism has affected the health and wellbeing of First Nations communities by no longer a...Read more.
NOSM Reiterates its Position Against Racism
NOSM is aware of a former student’s social media activity. We are disappointed and dismayed by these comments. NOSM stands strong with its foundational values of social accountability, collaboration, inclusiveness and respect. We continue our commitment to equity, increasing diversity, and strengthening the culture of inclusion at our school. Racism has no place at NOSM. What is NOSM doing? On May 28, 2020, NOSM announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph LeBlanc, as Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion. On June 2, 2020, Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, issued a blog vowing to come together to stop racism in its t...Read more.
NOSM Board Holds First Virtual Board Retreat
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its first virtual-only retreat on May 13, 2020. Due to restrictions on mass gatherings implemented by the Government of Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the move to a virtual-only meeting reflects NOSM's commitment to protecting the health and safety of its directors, learners, staff, faculty and the community. Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, began the day highlighting the School’s achievements since her onboarding in July 2019. An overview of NOSM’s response to COVID-19 was also reviewed with key dates and milestones identified to enable academic an...Read more.