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NOSM Welcomes New Associate Program Director

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ariella Zbar to the position of Associate Program Director for the Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) residency program, effective January 2020. Dr. Zbar is an Assistant Professor at NOSM and Associate Medical Officer of Health at Public Health Sudbury and Districts where she provides preceptorship for PHPM trainees. She is a graduate of the Queen's University PHPM Residency Program and brings three years of experience as a local public health physician practicing in Northern Ontario in the areas of communicable disease, health promo...

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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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