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NOSM launches new Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program; $195,000 donation from RBC Future Launch kick-starts important initiative

Today, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) launches a new Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program made possible through a generous donation from RBC Future Launch. Increasing the number of Indigenous health-care professionals in Northern Ontario is a key part in the provision of culturally appropriate care in the region. The Indigenous Health Practitioner Pathway program is the starting point for Indigenous youth. It will provide educational programming focused on health, life, and human sciences, both in the communities and in larger city centres in the region. The program will educate and introduce youth in the Nor...

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NOSM Announces Dr. Edward Hirvi as Section Co-Chair, Family Medicine (West)

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has named Dr. Edward Hirvi as the new Section Co-Chair, Family Medicine, beginning December 1, 2020. Dr. Hirvi wears many hats in the field of medicine. He has been a faculty member with NOSM since January 2009, and holds the current rank of Associate Professor. Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Dr. Hirvi is a Family Physician at the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. He is the co-chair of the Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association, and President of the Physician Clinical Teachers’ Association (PCTA).  Congratulations, Dr. Hirvi! A special thank you to co-chair Dr. Barb Zelek for your l...

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Medical school announces new five-year strategic plan and officially launches The NOSM Challenge

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) today launched its 2021-2025 strategic plan titled The NOSM Challenge. The five-year plan sets out the School’s goals, aspirations and outcomes by 2025. Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, says, “The Challenge theme reflects the need to challenge ourselves, our communities, our ideas, and our commitment to social accountability in order to drive change and improve access to quality health care in Northern Ontario.” With an updated mission statement “to improve the health of Northern Ontarians by being socially accountable in its education and research programs and...

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