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Student volunteers help increase PPE distribution to hospitals and clinics across Northern Ontario

Over 100 student volunteers from NOSM, Lakehead University and Laurentian University are working together to collect and redistribute existing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to those who need it most. In addition, they’re producing and distributing face shields via 3D printing and laser cutting. The volunteers are in over 30 communities across the North, and have developed this effort in conjunction with the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Medical Student Association. Get involved. Read more about how NOSM and its partners are working together to alleviate the shortage of PPE....

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Students offer caregiving

Many NOSM learners are helping parents, volunteering, and acting as caregivers to the elderly, immunocompromised. Justina Marianayagam, second-year medical student, thanked NOSM for creating an emergency policy, allowing students to take "Personal Days" from their academic duties to prioritize these commitments. As a result, Justina is able to take care of her nephew.  ...

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Lending 3D printers to produce PPE

NOSM donated its 3D printer and recommended an open-source design for local faceshield headband production, helping produce local PPE. Natalie Lefort, NOSM Research Laboratory Coordinator helped coordinate this effort. She found the 3D blueprint design for the facemask frame. She also coordinated moving Dr. Greg Ross' 3D printer (housed at NOSM) to HSNRI. Dr. Greg Ross and his team also helped coordinate this effort. Learn more....

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