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NOSM applauds OMA commitment to Northern Ontario health

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) hosted the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) in Sudbury on October 25, 2021 for the launch of the OMA’s northern health-care recommendations called Prescription for Northern Ontario. “This is an unprecedented commitment from the OMA to health care in Northern Ontario,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “Our health-care system was fragile before the pandemic, now it is on the brink of a crisis. We are grateful to the OMA for listening to doctors and creating a plan that will assist in advocating and changing the landscape of health care in the North for deca...

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NOSM Seeks Agency Applications for Summer Studentship Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) announces today that agencies may apply for funding to have health-care students work at their organization during the summer of 2022. This funding is available through NOSM’s Summer Studentship Program, which was established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study. The Summer Studentship Program provides funding to approved agencies located in Northern Ontario to hire students who were born and/or raised in Northern Ontario. Eligible health-care profe...

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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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