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Apply now to NOSM’s Master of Medical Studies program

Applications open January 18, 2021 for NOSM’s Master of Medical Studies program. Throughout the course of your studies in the MMS program, you will gain foundational research skills in order to answer pressing health care questions. Program coursework focuses on developing the necessary skills to acquire grant funding, obtain ethics approval, and develop a research project and appropriate methodology. The goal of the program is for learners to focus on improving the health of all people in Northern, rural, and remote communities. Learn about the application deadline and requirements.  ...

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NOSM blazes trail for first Canadian medical school virtual accreditation

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is the first medical school in Canada to experience a new virtual accreditation of its MD program. The traditional accreditation, originally scheduled for spring, was postponed to October 2020 due to the pandemic. Dr. Brian Ross, NOSM’s Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, says this is a new, peer review model of accreditation, with more question-focused meetings planned. “We are piloting a new virtual accreditation process, which could potentially be the new normal moving forward,” says Dr. Ross. “NOSM is a leader in distributed learning, so working virtually comes na...

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NOSM-acquired Skills Help Fill a Gap in Care for Underserved Populations   

Dr. Andrea Haner (MD Class of 2010) is applying the skills she learned at NOSM to treat diverse, underserved populations. She is the only GP Oncologist treating gynecological cancer in the Southwest Alberta region. “The population I work with is very underserved. If I didn’t do this work, women would have to commute to Calgary—a two-and-a-half-hour drive into the cancer centre for most,” says Dr. Haner. “Instead, they can come to Lethbridge for chemotherapy treatment.” The skills Dr. Haner learned at NOSM, with a focus on the personal side of medicine, helped prepare her for the subspecialties she’s taken on, includin...

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