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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine Launches Movement to Respect the Difference

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is challenging high schools, communities, Canadian medical schools and the wider medical sector to join its Respect the DifferenceTM movement. The movement emphasizes actionable changes in organizational policy and in fostering a culture of kindness, respect, inclusivity and diversity. The concept of Respect the Difference is based on the study of human genetics that concludes more than 99% of human DNA is the same. Through this movement, NOSM wants people to think about how there is less than 1% that makes up the difference in each other. “With so much in common genetically, let’...

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Notice of NOSM’s Board of Directors Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Members

Take notice that the Annual Meeting of Members of the NORTHERN ONTARIO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE will be held as follows: DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 TIME: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET* LOCATION: WebEx Meeting (Notice is attached) The meetings will be as follows (please note times are estimated): Meeting Part 1: Final Board of Directors Meeting 2019-2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Meeting Part 2: Annual Meeting of Members 5:00 pm at 5:15 pm * Meeting Part 3: First Board of Directors Meeting of 2020-2021 at 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm The purpose of the Annual Meeting of Members is to: to review and approve the minut...

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MD Financial Management and Scotiabank announce new collaboration with Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Today, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), Scotiabank and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announced a three-year agreement whereby MD and Scotiabank will be the preferred financial services partners of NOSM. Scotiabank’s funding commitments under the agreement will help strengthen high-quality education for medical learners in Northern Ontario. This partnership will support initiatives from NOSM’s Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) program to help improve health care in Northern, rural and remote communities. A key strategy will be engaging NOSM alumni and keeping them connected to continuing me...

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Supporting academic work in clinical settings: NOSM and the Hospital renew Academic Affiliation Agreement

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) have renewed their affiliation agreement for the benefit of learners, scientists, as well as patients and their care partners in Northern Ontario. The agreement aligns and strengthens academic work in clinical settings and enhances patient care, education and research. Under the terms of this five-year agreement, the Hospital and NOSM remain dedicated to their long-standing affiliation and shared academic mission to support academic work in clinical settings with a focus on social accountability in Northern Ontario. Both insti...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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