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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine wants to hear from you!

As Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) 2015-2020 strategic plan draws to a close, it is time to design a new plan that ensures the School remains accountable to the needs of Northern Ontarians. NOSM was established with an explicit social accountability mandate to improve the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario. The School has made progress in its mandate to create access to quality health care for Northern Ontarians, but much more work is needed to make this a reality. As NOSM embarks on a strategic planning process to inform the priorities for 2020-2025, they want to hear from you.  Be part ...

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Overcoming barriers to safe opioid prescribing in the North

NOSM launches online learning module for primary care providers in Northern Ontario The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has launched a new self-directed, interactive online learning module and community of practice workshops designed to improve the opioid prescribing practices of primary care providers in Northern Ontario. In 2019, NOSM received $500,000 from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). SUAP is a federal contributions program delivered by Health Canada to provide financial support to provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations and key stakeholders to strengthen responses to...

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Board Retreat Held in Thunder Bay Focusses on NOSM’s Strategic Direction

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a two-day Board of Directors meeting in Thunder Bay on November 27 and 28, 2019. On the first day, the Board attended the Lakehead University Report to the Community where they learned about annual achievements and viewed interactive research exhibits. The afternoon was spent in a workshop discussing the future of social accountability and what the School’s role could be moving forward. This session was facilitated by Drs. Alexander Anawati, Erin Cameron and Joseph LeBlanc. The second day of meetings focused on the School’s strategic priorities with Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, Pre...

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