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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 and Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) 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 Faculty Affairs and CEPD 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.

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.

Acknowledging Recipients

Award recipients will be publicly acknowledged at Northern Constellations, NOSM's faculty development conference, by the Faculty Affairs and CEPD Unit. 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.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by any NOSM faculty member or in the case of teacher and learner peer nominations by a NOSM-registered learner. Nominators may submit one nomination per person per category using the attached nomination form. Nominations must be submitted with supporting written documentation, including the name of the nominator. The NOSM Awards of Education and Scholarship Committee will review nominations and make final selections.

The nominator is responsible to ensure all information required on the nomination form is complete and forwarded directly to Ms. Anita Arella, Director of Faculty Affairs and CEPD. Nominators may be contacted for further information regarding the nominee. All nominees will receive written notification and congratulations regarding their nomination. Award recipients in each category will be notified in writing and congratulated in writing once all applications have been reviewed.

Consult the NOSM Awards of Education and Scholarship Nominations Package to learn more about the awards (including award categories, eligibility, criteria, information on the nomination process) and access the nomination form.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, December 22, 2017


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