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...Read more.
NOSM Board of Directors Seeks Two Members
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is seeking two (2) individuals to join the Board of Directors in September 2019. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is more than a medical school; it is a strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario. People, communities and organizations across the North had a dream that everyone in the region—no matter where they live—deserve access to quality health care. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is looking for individuals with appropriate expertise in some or all of ...Read more
NOSM Hosts International Workshop on Physician Recruitment and Retention
Focus on Establishing a Stable Health-Care Workforce in Rural and Remote Communities The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) today hosted the Remote Rural Workforce Stability Forum, an international, multi-site forum on physician recruitment and retention. The forum focused on recruitment and retention of the health workforce in rural and remote communities and the role of medical schools, health service organizations, communities and government in creating workforce stability. NOSM was established as a government strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care and contribute to ...Read more.