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New NOSM University Francophone Curricular Initiative addresses health inequities in the North

NOSM University’s new Francophone Curricular Initiative offers medical students the option to study in French.   Launched in September 2022 as a pilot initiative, the first cohort saw 90% of first-year Francophone medical students participate. “The high uptake is a reflection of the need for this curricular initiative,” says Dr. Nicole Ranger, Francophone Curricular Lead and alumna of NOSM University. “Learners come out of high school and university fluent in French, but they don’t have the medical terminology regarding patient care. Knowing that they would benefit extraordinarily from learning in French, these students...

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NOSM University receives transformational $10 million gift from Temerty Foundation

Centre for Social Accountability named Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity in recognition The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, has made a $10 million gift to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity initiatives. In recognition of this transformational gift, NOSM University’s Centre for Social Accountability will be named the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. Dr. Gilles Arcand was Mrs. Louise Temerty’s brother, a physician who, among other things, practised rural medicine in Northern Quebec. He was dedicated to serving ma...

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NOSM University medical student honoured with national award

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes  Taylor Murie, NOSM University medical student, receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2023. The award recognizes a second-year student from each medical school across Canada who exemplifies perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recipients have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen as NOSM University’s recipient of the 2023 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award,” says Murie. “Receiving an award, such as ...

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