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Dr. Deborah Smith CEPD Medical Director, CME


Debbie Smith MD, CCFPC, FCFP

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences Division, Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education CEPD

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor at NOSM. She assumed the role of Medical Director of CME in January 2014. Prior to that Dr. Smith was a member of the planning committee for the Annual Scientific Assembly of the Ontario College of Family Physicians from 2006-2014. She was Scientific Chair from 2009-2011 then Program Chair from 2012-2014. During this time she developed skills in Continuing Medical Education and Conference Planning.

Dr. Smith discovered her passion for CME and saw the opportunity to continue this part of her professional work at NOSM. She has been actively involved in a number of planning committees and currently is the Chair of Health Sciences North's Grand Rounds Committee, Lead for the Educational Rounds of the Sudbury Hospitalist LEG and is a member of the planning committee of the Annual Conference of Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine. Currently Dr. Smith is leading a robust Needs Assessment for NOSM CEPD and is the Principal Investigator of a research study that is focusing on the CanMEDS roles other than Medical Expert. She has a keen interest in Conflict of Interest and actively assists providers as they navigate this new landscape.


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