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NOSM Board Holds Face-to-Face Meeting in Thunder Bay


NOSM's Board of Directors held its annual face-to-face meeting in Thunder Bay on November 30 and December 1, 2017. This two-day meeting provided a valuable opportunity for Board members to contribute their expertise and experience to a variety of meaningful conversations related to NOSM’s strategic priorities.

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NOSM Recognizes National Physician Assistant Day


November 27 is National Physician Assistant Day in Canada. Physician Assistants (PA) act under the supervision of physicians to take histories, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, counsel on preventive health care, and assist in surgeries across the country and otherwise extend their ability to meet patient needs. Integration of PAs into the health care system has demonstrated this improved access to medical care and reduction in patient wait times for service. NOSM is proud to partner with the University of Toronto and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN (University Health Network) in the Consortium of Physician Assistant Education. This group provides PA learners with two years of training, including 40 weeks of supervised clinical rotations in rural and urban settings across Ontario. NOSM ensures that fully half of these rotations occur in unique clinical and cultural settings within Northern Ontario.

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NOSM Announces First Vice Dean, Academic

Dr. Cathy Cervin

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Cervin as the School’s First Vice Dean, Academic, effective January 1, 2018. The Vice Dean, Academic position will enhance NOSM’s focus on fulfilling the School’s social accountability mandate, while continuing to achieve the academic mission.

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Nominations are Now Open for NOSM Awards of Education and Scholarship

Faculty Awards 2017

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. Please take a moment to recognizes the contributions that all NOSM members are making to education, research, clinical care, and administration in Northern Ontario. The deadline to nominate is Friday, December 1, 2017. For more information, kindly contact Anita Arella at aarella@nosm.ca.

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