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NOSM receives Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was presented with the Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) during a ceremony on April 14 at the Conference on Canadian Medical Education at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Named after Dr. Charles Boelen, a world leader in social accountability in medical education, the award aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are reflective of the principles of social accountability, including a focused response to the priority health concerns of citizen...

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NOSM Board Holds First Meeting of 2019

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by video- and tele-conference across Northern Ontario. Special guest Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean and CEO Designate, was introduced to the Board of Directors and shared her vision for the School as she congratulated Dr. Strasser for the incredible work NOSM has done in improving access to quality health care for all Northern Ontarians. Dr. Verma begins her term on July 1, 2019. Each of the standing committees reported updates. The Executive Committee Terms of Reference were revised and approved. The Governance Comm...

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NOSM receives funding for virtual communities of practice

The office of Faculty Affairs and Continuing Education and Professional Development (FA and CEPD) at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has succeeded in a grant application and received more than $500,000 to develop educational materials for primary care and specialist physicians on best practices in opioid prescribing. The grant application was a collaboration between leadership and faculty in the Clinical Sciences Division. The project aims to increase recognition of the social, economic and geographic factors affecting patients in Northern Ontario, develop competence to appropriately prescribe opioids, as well as encour...

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