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Dr. Sarita Verma starts as new Dean of NOSM

Today the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) officially welcomes incoming Dean, President and CEO, Dr. Sarita Verma. July 1 marks the start date of Dr. Verma’s five-year term, succeeding Dr. Roger Strasser, Founding Dean and CEO of NOSM. As first female Dean of the School, and only the second Dean in NOSM’s history, Dr. Verma says her first priority is to engage with the more than 90 communities that make up NOSM’s wider campus of Northern Ontario. “My first order of business as Dean is to get to know the communities of the North; to learn what I can about them and their needs. It’s important to me that I hear fr...

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NOSM’s Medical Physics Residency Program Achieves Full Accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that the recently established Medical Physics Residency Education Program (MPREP) has, for the first time, received full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) through to December 31, 2021. Medical physicists are health-care professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics. Their work involves the use of x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic and electric fields, infrared and ultraviolet light, heat and lasers in diagnosis and therapy. Most medical physicists work in cancer treatment ...

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NOSM Honours Exceptional Faculty

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has recognized two exceptional faculty members at this year’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) convocation ceremonies at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay on May 31 and at Laurentian University in Sudbury on June 4, 2019. The NOSM Joint and Stipendiary Faculty (JSF) Promotions Committee recommended the title of Associate Professor Honorarius be bestowed upon Dr. Diarmuid (Dermot) McLoughlin of Sioux Lookout and the title of Professor Honorarius be bestowed upon Dr. Hermann Falter of Sudbury. On Friday, May 31 at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Mr. John McLoughlin accepted the award on be...

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NOSM hosting public information session on MD program admissions

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine will be hosting information sessions for individuals interested in applying to the MD Program. These sessions are held annually, in conjunction with the opening of the new admission cycle. Learn about the admission requirements and application process at one of the two sessions. No registration is required for this event. NOSM at Laurentian University Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:30 p.m. EST Northern Ontario School of Medicine Laurentian University Medical School Building, Room 107 935 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, Ontario NOSM at Lakehead University Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:30 p.m. EST ...

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NOSM Alumnus and Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious National Award

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova is being recognized for his contributions to improving the wellness of residents at the School. Granted annually by Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC), a not-for-profit organization that represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada, DellaVedova has been awarded the RDoC Puddester Award for Resident Wellness in the staff category. DellaVedova—a Charter Class alumnus of NOSM’s MD program—is an Assistant Professor who practices full-time as a pediatrician in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As the Wellness Lead Clinician for the NO...

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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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