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Indigenous Health Research

Three NOSM faculty members have contributed to the recently published Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices and Relationships. This edited collection provides readers with concrete and in-depth examples of how to overcome the challenges of Indigenous research with respect to Indigenous worldviews, epistemologies and ontology. In collaboration with their communities, and with guidance from Elders and other traditional knowledge keepers, each contributor links their personal narrative of Indigenous research to current discussions and debates. Dr. Lorrilee McGregor, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health, wrote a chapter titled C...

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Sustainable Physician Workforce Building

In keeping with NOSM’s mission to improve the supply of physicians in Northern Ontario, the School partnered with the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the North East LHIN and HealthForceOntario (HFO) Marketing and Recruitment Agency to host Summit North: Building a Flourishing Physician Workforce.  The Summit was held on January 24, 2018 in Thunder Bay and had over 130 people who took part including representatives from Indigenous communities, Francophone communities, hospitals/health services, family health teams, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Medical Association and local gov...

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NOSM MD Alumnus takes on Leadership Role

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Miron as Program Director of the School’s Family Medicine Residency Program, effective June 30, 2018. Miron—an alumnus of NOSM’s MD program—is a family physician and clinician-educator who practices in Timmins, Ontario where he has been the Family Medicine Residency Program Site Director for the past four years. He obtained his faculty appointment at NOSM five years ago and has been teaching medical students and residents in the classroom and clinical setting ever since....

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