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...Read more.
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
Registration for NOSM’s CampMed Now Open
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers. This year marks the fourteenth time that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high-school students interested in a career in health care. Formerly known as NOSM’s Health Sciences Summer Camp, CampMed features new branding and a renewed focus on four core learning areas: interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills. Held this coming July 8 – 12, 2019 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 15 – 19, 2019 at NOSM at La...Read more
NOSM Launches Wellness App
Do you know what to do if you get injured at work? Do you know where to call if you are in crisis? Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to get on the road to drive to your next rotation? Are you looking to connect with mental health services? The Postgraduate Wellness Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the launch of NOSM Well, a new digital app designed to promote healthy learning and working environments among residents, as well as help them develop skills in self-care and provide support for those who may struggling personally or professionally. Within the app, NOSM residents will fi...Read more
Bell Let’s Talk Day at NOSM
According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. Today, in honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, the Healthy Workplace Group brought together staff from across the School to discuss mental health in the workplace over lunch. Participants learned about wellness programs for NOSM learners and residents, including our new wellness rooms in Sudbury and Thunder Bay, and our new app NOSM Well. The event was also an opportunity to discuss resources available to staff and what a healthy workplace looks like to them. Join the conversation: For every text message...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.
NOSM Announces Incoming Dean and CEO
Dr. Sarita Verma appointed as Medical School’s next leader. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarita Verma as Dean and CEO of NOSM effective July 1, 2019. The NOSM Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment on December 12, 2018. "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Verma to NOSM and to the wider campus of Northern Ontario,” says Dr. Pierre Zundel, Chair of the NOSM Board of Directors and Interim President and Vice Chancellor of Laurentian University. “Dr. Verma’s passion, vision and experience will continue to propel NOSM toward world leadership in distributed...Read more on Dr. Verma.