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NOSM University President’s Lecture Series Celebrates the Joy of Practising Family Medicine

When it comes to family medicine, it’s all too easy to focus on the challenges, including fewer medical residents choosing the profession, and the issue of family physician burnout being so pervasive in the media. However, this narrative ignores the good news. NOSM University consistently has the highest rate of Canadian medical student graduates who chose family medicine—almost 50 per cent. What’s more, many physicians find joy in practising family medicine. Yes, joy! The joy of family medicine is not talked about enough. That’s why the theme of the 2024 NOSM University President’s Lecture Series is Reviving the Heart of Heal...

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Dr. Mike Ravenek appointed inaugural Director, Health Sciences and Program Development

NOSM University is pleased to announce Dr. Mike Ravenek as the inaugural Director of Health Sciences and Program Development, effective January 4, 2024. Dr. Ravenek joined NOSM University in 2020 and has spent the last three years as the Manager of Health Sciences. Dr. Ravenek is an occupational therapist, educator and leader with more than 12 years of experience in higher education. His time at NOSM University has given him the insight and background to successfully lead, develop and grow the Health Sciences portfolio. He will work closely with the Provost and Vice President, Academic on health sciences program development and exp...

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NOSM University researcher and partners develop groundbreaking heart attack classification 

A new clinical classification is a gamechanger in the way that medical providers assess heart attacks. Released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), the classification is based on research by Dr. Andreas Kumar, Associate Professor at NOSM University and Cardiologist at Health Sciences North, along with his colleague Dr. Rohan Dharmakumar at Indiana University School of Medicine. NOSM University MD student Suzanne Betteridge-LeBlanc, cardiac surgeon and NOSM University Professor Dr. Rony Atoui, and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Main were also authors on the classification, alongside a team of Canadian and American experts.  A powe...

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