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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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New director for both Anesthesiology
and Family Practice Anesthesia programs

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine would like to recognize the stellar work of Dr. Rob Anderson, who is completing his tenure as the Program Director for both the Anesthesiology and Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA) programs on December 31, 2018, having led them for the past decade. Dr. Anderson first took on the role of Regional Director for the University of Ottawa’s Northern Stream Anesthesiology program, administered through NOSM, as well as the School’s own PGY3 FPA program in 2009.  His leadership of each program forged a reputation for excellence in anesthesia training, with particular recognition for simulated clinica...

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NOSM Releases Annual Report:
Rooted in the North

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) 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—deserves access to quality health care. When NOSM was opened officially in 2005, the School’s first staff, faculty, community partners and students tended to the seeds of that dream, based on the vision of what NOSM could become. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine i...

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NOSM Board Meeting Rooted in the North

NOSM held its annual face-to-face Board of Directors meeting in Sudbury, Ontario on November 22 and 23, 2018. During the two-day meeting, Board members participated in several presentations and interactive sessions which included topics relating to the role of social accountability in an academic institution and the need for culturally-safe health-care services. Day one included combined sessions with the School’s Academic Council and the Board of Directors. Drs. Catherine Cervin, Vice Dean, Academic; Erin Cameron, Assistant Professor, Human Sciences; Penny Moody-Corbett, Associate Dean Research; and, Roger Strasser, Dean and CE...

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NOSM faculty honoured by CFPC/OCFP

Seven faculty members, graduates of and residents at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have been honoured with awards from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) ahead of the groups’ annual Family Medicine Forum (FMF) conference this week. Dr. Dieter Poenn, NOSM Assistant Professor, the 2018 Reg L. Perkin Family Physician of the Year award from the OCFP. The award is the college’s highest honour, presented annually to a family doctor who provides exceptional care to patients, while significantly contributing to the health and well-being of communities and ...

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