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NOSM University expansion to aid with Northern Ontario physician shortage

Additional spots for MD and residency will contribute to long-term sustainability of physician workforce On March 15, 2022 the Government of Ontario announced medical school expansion across the province. With this announcement, NOSM University will see an added 30 medical degree and 41 residency spots over the next five years. “Thank you to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop for making changes that will impact the health of our Northern communities,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, President and CEO of NOSM. "They have supported the creation of Canada...

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Canada’s first independent medical university proclaimed: NOSM University

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) becomes NOSM University—the first independent medical university in Canada—effective April 1, 2022. “This is a profound and historic moment for the NOSM community, and its impact will be felt across Northern Ontario and beyond,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor and Dean of NOSM University. “We are grateful to Minister Dunlop and the Ford government for this incredible commitment to health education in the North and our renewed focus on health equity across our vast region.” Since its establishment in 2002, NOSM has blazed trails in its short history. The ...

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Statement on conflict in Ukraine

Reports and images coming from Ukraine during this armed conflict are disturbing. I am deeply concerned about NOSM learners, faculty, staff and community members who may be personally affected. Ukrainians have a deeply rooted history in Northern Ontario and we stand in support of everyone who may be struggling at this time. There are supports available to you at NOSM. Unfortunately, there are also reports of discrimination directed at the Russian-Canadian community. Discrimination has no place at NOSM. Please keep in mind the School’s values of respect and inclusiveness, and treat each other with kindness and compassion in these ver...

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