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“I have a personal crisis.”

If this is an emergency, contact 911.

  • On campus in Sudbury, call Laurentian University Security at 705-675-1151 ext. 4444.
  • On campus in Thunder Bay, call Lakehead University Security at ext. 8911.

For specific information, please contact: 

MD Program
John Friesen
Director, Learner Affairs and UME Administration
Available: Day time hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 807-766-7365

Email: john.friesen@nosm.ca

Laura Csontos
Senior Learner Affairs Officer
Available: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 705-662-7248
Email: laura.csontos@nosm.ca

Cathy Schroeder
Learner Affairs Officer
Available: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 807-766-7315
Email: cathy.schroeder@nosm.ca

Sherry Mongeau
Learner Affairs Officer
Available: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 705-662-7257
Cell: 705-561-2158
Email: sherry.mongeau@nosm.ca

Posgraduate Education
Jennifer Fawcett
Director, Postgraduate Education
Available: Day time hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 807-766-7503
Email: jennifer.fawcett@nosm.ca 

* Please note, you may need to copy and paste the email address into your email, depending on how your computer or hand-held device is set up. 

Below is a list of community resources available to you in the event you find yourself in a difficult situation and require assistance:


  • For all students and residents across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario, as well as employees in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario.

St Joseph's Care Group

  • For crisis support for employees in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario.

Physician Help Program

  • Provided by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) for all residents and students.

Thunder Bay Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

  • Available for anyone in need.

Sudbury Violence Prevention Program at Health Sciences North in Sudbury

  • Available for anyone in need.

Ontario Distress Online and Text Centre

  • Available to any Ontario resident.

Sudbury Sexual Assault Centre

  • For women

NOSM Health Sciences Library Health and Wellness Guide

OMA Physician Health Program

  • The Physician Health Program (PHP) provides a range of direct services to physicians, residents, and medical students, as well as supportive services to respective family members. The PHP clinical staff provide information and advice to individuals regarding the program services offered, or resources that may be available to address a wide range of issues experienced by physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists and members of their families. OMA Physician Health Program Confidential Line: 1-800-851-6606.

PARO 24-Hour Helpline

  • A confidential support service for residents, medical students, their partners and families. The toll-free number is accessible anywhere in Ontario, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. PARO Help Line: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362).


  • A comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource designed to help physicians and physicians in training to be resilient in their professional and personal lives.


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