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Dr. Emily Groot named NOSM’s new Program Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announces Dr. Emily Groot as the incoming Program Director of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency program effective October 18, 2021. Dr. Groot is a public health physician, born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie on the territory of Garden River and Batchewana First Nations. She completed medical school at McMaster University and completed her residency in public health and preventive medicine at Queen’s University. In addition, Dr. Groot holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is an assistant professor at both NOSM and Queen’s Un...

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NOSM medical student honoured with national award

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) medical student Danica Desjardins receives the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for 2021. The award recognizes second-year medical students who exemplify perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recipients have an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award,” says Desjardins. “To be recognized as someone with potential to be a future leader and innovator in health care in Canada—especially by members of NOSM faculty whom ...

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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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