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Medical School to Host Community Education Session: “Care for the Caregiver – Alzheimer’s”

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is hosting a Community Education Session that has been designed to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss caring for those with Alzheimer’s, learn how to access resources in their community, and learn about strategies to improve quality of life for the caregiver. Date:                Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Time:               2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Location:         NOSM East Campus                      NOSM West Campus Laurentian University, Sudbury    Lakehead University, Thunder Bay ...

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Two New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday. These meetings were video-linked between the School’s West Campus at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and its East Campus at Laurentian University in Sudbury, with other Directors participating via teleconference. At the Annual Members Meeting, which involves one representative each of Laurentian University and Lakehead University, the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2008 were approved, and members of the Board of Directors for 2008 – 2009 were appointed. Drs. James Taylor and Claire Per...

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NOSM Welcomes Fourth Intake of Medical Students

School Reaches Full Complement of Medical Students for First Time Today officially marks the first day of school for 58 new medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), following a whirlwind orientation week of exposure to the diversity and vitality of Northern Ontario. During their unique orientation, the School’s fourth intake of medical students traveled across Northern Ontario, participated in working sessions, met physicians and community leaders, and became acquainted with their new life as a medical student. Following introductory sessions at the students’ respective home campuses at Lakehead Unive...

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NOSM Celebrates First Graduates of the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program

On Friday, August 22, 2008, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) celebrated the graduation of the first class of the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP). A videoconferenced graduation celebration linked the four principal community sites – Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Thunder Bay – that began training the School’s dietetic interns in October 2007. Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Founding Dean, congratulated the interns at the graduation last Friday. “The Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program’s first graduation marks the beginning of an exciting year of milestones and graduations at the N...

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Premier of Ontario Announces $3.3 Million for NOSM

On Friday, August 22, the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, along with Minister for Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle, as well as fellow Thunder Bay MPP Bill Mauro, announced that the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will receive $3.3 million to assist in the expansion and upgrading of learning and clinical spaces and equipment in NOSM communities throughout Northern Ontario. This announcement was made at the West Campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine located at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay. Learners of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, which include medical students, re...

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Dryden Prepares to Welcome NOSM Medical Students

Students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will soon be living and learning in the community of Dryden as part of the School’s Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) program. Dryden will welcome two medical students in September of this year. The students will begin learning in the community’s principal health-care facility, Dryden Regional Health Centre. An affiliation agreement between NOSM and Dryden Regional Health Centre has been signed, solidifying a partnership between the two institutions and allowing NOSM students to gain valuable hands-on practical experience in this community. Wade Petranik, CEO of D...

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Kapuskasing Prepares to Welcome NOSM Medical Students

Students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will soon be living and learning in the community of Kapuskasing as part of the School’s Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) program. Kapuskasing will welcome four medical students in September of this year. The students will begin learning in the community’s principal health-care facility, Sensenbrenner Hospital. An affiliation agreement between NOSM and Sensenbrenner Hospital has been signed, solidifying a partnership between the two institutions and allowing NOSM students to gain valuable hands-on practical experience in this community. Al Yarush, CEO of Sensenbr...

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Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program Granted Full Accreditation Status by Dietitians of Canada

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) has been granted full accreditation status by the Dietitians of Canada Accreditation Committee. The program is a joint initiative between NOSM and the NODIP Professional Advisory Committee, and involves multiple facilitators, sites and partners throughout Northern Ontario. In October 2007, NODIP began training dietetic interns with Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Thunder Bay as the principal community sites, supported by over 30 partners throughout Northern Ontario. The program accepts ten graduat...

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