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NOSM announces return to campus plan

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announced plans today for returning to campus. Starting September 7, 2021, all on-campus activities for learners will resume at the medical school buildings in Thunder Bay and Sudbury. The School will require all learners, researchers, faculty, staff, and visitors who intend to access the medical school buildings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay to have received their full vaccination or the first vaccine dose by September 7, 2021 and must be fully vaccinated by no later than October 7, 2021. These requirements are aligned with the advice of public health authorities across Northern Ontario, go...

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NOSM welcomes two new faculty section chairs

 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) welcomes Drs. Amer Alaref and Justin Jagger, new Section Chairs of Radiology and Child and Adolescent Health respectively. Dr. Alaref began his term on July 1, 2021 and Dr. Jagger began on August 1, 2021. “I am honoured to welcome Drs. Alaref and Jagger to their new roles at NOSM,” says Dr. Barb Zelek, Division Head, Clinical Sciences and practising rural generalist family physician in Marathon. “I appreciate their enthusiasm and look forward to their contributions as part of the wonderful team of Section Chairs at NOSM.” Dr. Amer Alaref is a staff radiologist at Thunder Bay ...

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NOSM adopts the Okanagan Charter

Prioritizing health and wellbeing is a leading priority as a medical university. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) becomes an official signatory of the Okanagan Charter. “The health and well-being of NOSM learners, faculty and staff is a top priority as we transition from a medical school to a university,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “Research shows us that individuals who are well are more creative, engaged, productive, and have a stronger sense of community. It’s important for the entire NOSM community to focus on wellness as we look to the future—a future where access to equitabl...

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