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Information for Students

Accreditation is a process by which institutions and programs voluntarily undergo an extensive peer evaluation of their compliance with accepted standards for educational quality. Through accreditation, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions, health authorities, regulatory authorities and the public that:

  • Educational programs culminating in the award of the MD meet reasonable, generally-accepted, and appropriate national standards for educational quality.
  • Graduates of such programs have a complete and valid educational experience sufficient to prepare them for the next stage of their training.

NOSM’s MD Program Accreditation Full Site Visit will take place on April 26-30, 2020. 

Understanding the Accreditation Process

Accreditation is a process by which institutions and programs voluntarily undergo an extensive peer evaluation of their compliance with accepted standards for educational quality.

NOSM’s MD Program will undergo a full accreditation site visit April 26 -30, 2020.

What is Accreditation?
Infographics created by Tharshika Thangarasa and Alyssa Archibald.

Important Dates

  • GQ Survey Completion Lunch: April 10, 2019
  • NOSM’s MD Program Accreditation Full Site Visit: April 26-30, 2020.

Independent Student Analysis

 

The accreditation process is an opportunity to implement necessary changes and NOSM is embracing accreditation as part of its ongoing process of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).

You shared your feedback with us as part of the Independent Student Analysis (ISA) during the May 2018 Interim Review.

We took action.

  • Four newly funded Learner Advocate positions at NOSM
  • AFMC Elective Portal information night with a Y4 student
  • CaRMS night roundtable hosted by a recent NOSM grad and NOSM resident
  • Year 1 Mandatory Wellness check-in
  • NOSM Task Force to Address Learner Mistreatment
  • Updated Surgery Duty Hours Form/Process
  • Mid-Unit Feedback Form/Process

The final Independent Student Analysis (ISA) launched in February 2019. The results of the final ISA will be used to effect change at NOSM. Be sure to have your say!

Infographics created by Tharshika Thangarasa and Alyssa Archibald.

Response to Feedback

NOSM committed to student success. For this reason, student feedback is taken seriously. Additional responses will be added as information becomes available.

  • Four newly funded Learner Advocate positions at NOSM
  • AFMC Elective Portal information night with a Y4 student
  • CaRMS night roundtable hosted by a recent NOSM grad and NOSM resident
  • Year 1 Mandatory Wellness check-in
  • NOSM Task Force to Address Learner Mistreatment
  • Updated Surgery Duty Hours Form/Process
  • Mid-Unit Feedback Form/Process

Questions?

To learn more about the accreditation process and NOSM’s MD Program Accreditation Full Site Visit, please visit nosm.ca/MDaccreditation.

Please direct any questions or concerns to MD.Accreditation@nosm.ca.