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Faculty Awards of Excellence

NOSM AWARDS OF EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Faculty, residents, and students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) play an integral role in achieving the School’s mission of Innovative education and research for a healthier North. NOSM recognizes the contributions that all NOSM members are making to education, research, clinical care, and administration in Northern Ontario. The Faculty Affairs Portfolio strategic plan calls for the School to foster excellent faculty relations, while more clearly articulating how contributions in the areas of education, research, clinical care, and administration enrich faculty members’ careers as clinical and non-clinical academicians.

The strategic plan promotes an environment that will enhance the quality of education, increase research output; increase grant funding; align research initiatives with NOSM’s mission and values; encourage an increasing number of NOSM faculty and learners to incorporate research, teaching, and other scholarly pursuits into daily activities; and encourage research collaboration across programs and divisions.

Faculty Peer Awards

The strategic plan sets out five (5) career paths or options to allow faculty to contribute to an academic endeavor in a variety of ways which will enhance their careers and result in achieving the goal of Innovative education and research for a healthier North.

The Faculty Affairs Unit at NOSM will award Faculty Peer Awards of Excellence annually to individuals with faculty appointments within the Clinical, Human, and Medical Sciences Divisions. The purpose of these awards is to foster excellent faculty relations and to recognize the unique contributions of faculty members who engage in a variety of faculty career paths. The criteria for the awards program is closely aligned with the five (5) faculty career paths described in the Faculty Affairs Portfolio strategic plan.

Two (2) of the awards may be given to members of the Clinical Sciences Division, one (1) of the awards may be given to a member of the Medical or Human Sciences Division and two (2) of the awards may be given to members of the Clinical, Human, or Medical Sciences Divisions.

Learner Awards

Recognizing that teaching is a core competency for all learners and that teaching excellence is a lifelong journey, Faculty Affairs, Learner Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Education, and Health Sciences portfolios will collaborate to recognize teaching excellence among NOSM learners. Nominees for these awards will include residents, medical students, dietetics students, and physician assistant students.

Award recipients will be publicly acknowledged at Northern Constellations, a faculty development conference jointly provided by the Faculty Affairs and the Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) Offices. Award recipients’ names will also be published in the Clinical Sciences Newsletter, The Rounds, the biweekly resident bulletin The Script, and the weekly NOSM newsletter, The NOSM Pulse.

Further information about NOSM’s Awards of Education and Scholarship, including award categories, eligibility, criteria, information on the nomination process, and the nomination form, can be found here.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 30, 2015. Kindly complete and submit the Nomination Form.