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NOSM Announces New Director of Equity and Quality

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kathleen (Kate) Beatty to the position of Director of Equity and Quality, effective March 24, 2009. The newly created role of Director of Equity and Quality includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive framework of programs, processes and internal consulting support for NOSM’s equity and quality initiatives and activities. Ms. Beatty has worked for more than 20 years in higher education and social services in senior management positions, and as a consultant. She was responsible for various equity and diversity initiatives, ...

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Deliberations of The Board

Using a combination of videoconference and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Derek Debassige to the Board of Directors. Mr. Debassige was nominated by the Union of Ontario Indians. Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, addressed the Board about two recent landmark achievements for NOSM: the first, that NOSM has received full accreditation of its undergraduate medical education program, and the se...

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine Granted Full Accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the Government of Ontario are pleased to announce that NOSM, the first new medical school in Canada in over 30 years, has been granted full accreditation of its M.D. education program. In Canada, accreditation is granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), two organizations that work together to set, maintain, and approve of the standards for undergraduate medical education at all Canadian medical schools. Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Founding Dean, says news of full accreditation marks a significa...

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NOSM Announces New Director of Northern Ontario Health Information Network

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that Patricia (Patty) Fink is the successful candidate for the position of Director, Northern Health Information Network (NOHIN), effective January 1, 2009. Ms. Fink joined the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in 2004 as an Electronic Resources Librarian, and since September 2007 has been the Acting Director of NOHIN. Ms. Fink’s academic qualifications are matched by a history of professional accomplishments for which she is ideally suited to the demands of the position. She sits on numerous committees where she effectively advances the interests of the libra...

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NOSM’s Charter Class Takes Next Step Towards Becoming Physicians

Only Medical School in Canada to Have Entire Class Match to Residency Programs on First Attempt The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce that all undergraduate medical students in its Charter Class have successfully matched to Canadian residency programs on their first attempt. In fact, NOSM was the only Canadian medical school in which all students were matched in the first round. Each student, in their final year at a Canadian medical school, must apply for residency training to become a fully-trained physician. Postgraduate residency programs are offered at all Canadian medical schools in various dis...

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NOSM Certification Application Status

On January 8, 2009, as part of a settlement of two outstanding Ontario Labour Relations Board Applications, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Laurentian University Staff Union (LUSU) , and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) agreed to hold a Certification vote for eligible employees at all NOSM locations* who are working in office, clerical, administrative, technical and service positions. This excludes employees who are members of the Faculty Bargaining Unit and other agreed upon staff exclusions. The Certification vote will determine whether employees wish to be represented in their employment relationsh...

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NOSM Holds First Faculty Affairs Retreat in Thunder Bay

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its first Faculty Affairs Retreat in Thunder Bay on January 16 - 17, 2009. NOSM has over 800 faculty members across Northern Ontario, and many of them gathered in Thunder Bay to bring NOSM’s three faculty divisions (Medical Sciences, Human Sciences and Clinical Sciences) together in one place to facilitate a free-flow of ideas and information about current and potential future collaborative research and scholarly activities. The retreat featured an open forum, where Medical Sciences and Human Sciences faculty members gave brief presentations on current research projects. This wa...

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NOSM Holds Second Annual Comprehensive Community Clerkship Retreat in Kenora

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its second, highly successful annual Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) Retreat, entitled “Celebration and Collaboration within a Community of Learners,” in Kenora on January 9 – 11, 2009. The 2008-2009 academic year marks the second year that NOSM medical students are completing clerkships in medium-sized communities throughout the North as part of their third-year studies. Over 130 participants, including NOSM staff, Site Administrative Coordinators, Site Liaison Clinicians, Local NOSM Group (LNG) members, and medical students from clerkship communities across Northern O...

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