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Two new enhanced skills residency programs launched at NOSM University

NOSM University is launching two new enhanced skills medical residency programs in Addiction Medicine and Sport and Exercise Medicine. Resident doctors who have completed a two-year family medicine program can now apply to a third year of family medicine training in the Addiction Medicine and Sport and Exercise Medicine programs. Available to resident doctors from across Canada, the programs will help improve equitable access to health care for Northerners. “By adding these fields of study to our residency programs, we are providing more learning opportunities for new family physicians to expand their expertise,” says Dr. Rob Ander...

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A corner piece of Ontario’s health-care puzzle: Recognizing rehabilitation professionals and the need to grow training in Northern Ontario

For Denise Taylor, the real beauty of rehabilitation is that services are client-centered. A physiotherapist and manager of the Northwest Regional Rehabilitative Care program at St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay, Denise is an Assistant Professor at NOSM University. “We find out what's important to you [clients], set goals and move little bits along the way to get you back to that level that you want to be at; as functional as possible,” she says. Rehabilitative care is provided across a variety of settings and aims to transition and support people in successfully returning to activities of daily living. Rehabilitation disciplin...

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Mr. Joey McColeman named NOSM University’s new Senior Director of Postgraduate Medical Education

NOSM University is pleased to announce Mr. Joey McColeman as the incoming Senior Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), effective September 6, 2022. Joey has been a part of NOSM University since its inception in 2005. He has spent the last two years as the Director of NOSM University’s Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) unit and will continue supporting the team through this transition. Prior to his role with CEPD, Joey served as Education Manager in PGME, and took on the rotating role of Acting Director for PGME. His tenure at NOSM University has provided him with experience in change management, foc...

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