Learner Support Services
NOSM’s Learner Support Services Office operates in consultation to the academic program, but is a confidential service for individual students, at arm’s length from academics. Learner Support Services offers services and support which assist learners academically, personally and financially. It also has a primary role in career development, learner wellness and support for student initiatives. We support learners by being accessible and responsive. Learner Support Services works with faculty and administration to facilitate a positive learning environment based on mutual respect. If students have been contacted by the Committee for Supporting Student Professionalism (CSSP) the Senior Learner Affairs Officers can provide support and consultation to students.
Supporting Learners for Success
By providing the highest quality of services to learners, we will help to foster the best environment for learning in their personal and academic development as health professionals. Learner Affairs works to enhance the experience of learners at all stages of their time with NOSM through the provision of a range of professional services.
Our motto is “Learners First.” We are committed to assisting students to reach their full potential emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically. We support learners by being accessible and responsive. Learner Support Services works with faculty and administration to facilitate a positive learner-centred environment based upon mutual respect.
Dr. Jason Shack
Assistant Dean, Learner Support Services
Dr. Jason Shack has been involved with NOSM in many aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education since its inception. Prior to this role, Dr. Shack served for many years as Site Liaison Clinician in Fort Frances and was as a member of the UME Theme 1 Committee. Dr. Shack received his MD from the University of Toronto and completed both his Rural Family Medicine Residency and his Family Practice Anesthesia Fellowship in the North with the Northeastern Ontario Family Medicine Program. His reputation as an outstanding and student-centred educator is well known in NOSM. Dr. Shack is a lifelong resident of Northern Ontario, being born and raised in Schreiber, and he practices family medicine in Thunder Bay at the Aurora Family Health Clinic and is an active staff member at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Visit our Contact Us page to view all staff within the Learner Support Services Office.