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Soo doctor finds fulfillment in homecoming

For Dr. Jonathan DellaVedova, a pediatrician in Sault Ste. Marie and a member of NOSM University’s inaugural class, the opportunity to practise in his hometown is both personally and professionally fulfilling. His passion shines through when he speaks about Northern Ontario. “There’s this feeling you get as you’re driving North and the lanes on the highway start to fall away and there are fewer and fewer cars, and then the city turns into farms and then it turns into forest,” says Dr. DellaVedova. “It just feels right—you’re pointing North, and now you’re home.” “There’s a sense in the North that this is where y...

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Joe Lipinski, NOSM University leader, awarded posthumously

In a bittersweet tribute, Mr. Joe Lipinski was posthumously awarded the inaugural Administration Award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) during a ceremony on April 16, 2023, at the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) in Québec City. In recognition of his significant contributions to establishing the Northern Ontario School of Medicine—now NOSM University—the Senior Administrators Network nominated Mr. Lipinski as the first-ever recipient. Mrs. Helen Lipinski, Joe’s wife, and Mr. Ray Hunt, Vice President, Administration & Chief Operating Officer at NOSM University, accepted the award. ...

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Finding and creating joy through exceptional patient care

Dr. Robert Ohle had no intention of moving to Canada after medical school. Plans changed for the Dublin-born physician when he met his future wife, who he describes as exceptional, Dr. Sarah McIsaac. He followed his heart––and Dr. McIsaac’s residency placement––to Canada and ultimately Sudbury, Ontario where he chose to build a life, family, and medical career. At a recent Campfire Chat, medical students and residents had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ohle, Assistant Professor at NOSM University, Director of Emergency Medicine Research & VP of Academics and Research Impact at Health Sciences North (HSN) and Health Scie...

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