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Coronavirus Information for NOSM Community

Dear members of the NOSM community, The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is continuing to monitor the Novel Coronavirus situation. We are following the World Health Organization, Public Health Ontario and other guidelines in addressing the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Risk at NOSM remains low. In light of recent headlines about incidents towards people of Asian origin during these types of outbreaks, please remember to be respectful and kind to one another and avoid speculating or stereotyping. Accurate information and wisdom should be guiding our actions in times of public health emergencies. Sharing inaccurate informatio...

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NOSM Welcomes New Associate Program Director

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ariella Zbar to the position of Associate Program Director for the Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) residency program, effective January 2020. Dr. Zbar is an Assistant Professor at NOSM and Associate Medical Officer of Health at Public Health Sudbury and Districts where she provides preceptorship for PHPM trainees. She is a graduate of the Queen's University PHPM Residency Program and brings three years of experience as a local public health physician practicing in Northern Ontario in the areas of communicable disease, health promo...

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine wants to hear from you!

As Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) 2015-2020 strategic plan draws to a close, it is time to design a new plan that ensures the School remains accountable to the needs of Northern Ontarians. NOSM was established with an explicit social accountability mandate to improve the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario. The School has made progress in its mandate to create access to quality health care for Northern Ontarians, but much more work is needed to make this a reality. As NOSM embarks on a strategic planning process to inform the priorities for 2020-2025, they want to hear from you.  Be part ...

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Overcoming barriers to safe opioid prescribing in the North

NOSM launches online learning module for primary care providers in Northern Ontario The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has launched a new self-directed, interactive online learning module and community of practice workshops designed to improve the opioid prescribing practices of primary care providers in Northern Ontario. In 2019, NOSM received $500,000 from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). SUAP is a federal contributions program delivered by Health Canada to provide financial support to provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations and key stakeholders to strengthen responses to...

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Board Retreat Held in Thunder Bay Focusses on NOSM’s Strategic Direction

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a two-day Board of Directors meeting in Thunder Bay on November 27 and 28, 2019. On the first day, the Board attended the Lakehead University Report to the Community where they learned about annual achievements and viewed interactive research exhibits. The afternoon was spent in a workshop discussing the future of social accountability and what the School’s role could be moving forward. This session was facilitated by Drs. Alexander Anawati, Erin Cameron and Joseph LeBlanc. The second day of meetings focused on the School’s strategic priorities with Dr. Sarita Verma, Dean, Pre...

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New members of decanal team announced

Following an extensive search to fill four key leadership roles, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce its new decanal team. “Since July 1, a major priority was to recruit for these key leadership positions,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “I was delighted by the quality of the applicants and am very excited to round out the executive team at NOSM with these high-calibre professionals.” Joining NOSM’s decanal team are: Dr. Rob Anderson, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs. Dr. Anderson will oversee the academic elements of all...

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Three NOSM recipients take home the 40 Under Forty Award

Dr. Alex Anawati, Dr. Grace Ma and Pamela Haight of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) received the 40 Under Forty Award from Northern Ontario Business. Dr. Alex Anawati is a NOSM assistant professor, alumnus, and emergency physician. Dr. Grace Ma is a NOSM assistant professor, researcher scientist, and surgeon. Pamela Haight is a project manager in Continuing Education and Professional Development at NOSM. The award recognizes emerging leaders who are actively involved in their work and through their contributions to the community. “All three NOSM recipients are very deserving of this award. The entire NOSM co...

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NOSM Welcomes New IMG Coordinator

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is excited to announce that Dr. Chiebere Ogbuneke, Sudbury family physician and NOSM alumnus, is the new International Medical Graduate (IMG) Coordinator for the School’s nine residency programs. Dr. Ogbuneke began his career 20 years ago at the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Russia achieving an MD degree with first-class honors. He moved on to a medical internship and family medicine residency in Tanzania before joining NOSM in 2013 as a resident. He graduated from NOSM’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine program in 2017. Dr. Ogbuneke brings a wealth of international...

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