NOSM Engages Communities in Strategic Planning
Together, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the people and communities of Northern Ontario are creating a Strategic Plan for the School for the years 2015-2020.
From May to September 2014, NOSM’s Dean and CEO Dr. Roger Strasser, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Senior Associate Dean at Laurentian University, Dr. David Marsh, senior leaders, and staff are travelling to more than 50 Northern, rural, remote, Francophone, and Aboriginal communities across the North to meet with individuals, organizations, health-care professionals, and faculty to discuss Northern Ontarians’ ongoing health-related needs. The input provides important guidance and sets priorities for NOSM’s future. All feedback is extensively recorded, and will inform the direction that the School takes for the next five years.
First Nations Communities Assess Progress at NOSM
From August 13-15, 2014, Chapleau Cree First Nation
hosted the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) fourth Aboriginal
Community Partnership Gathering, called "Walking the Vision." NOSM senior
leaders, faculty, and staff gathered with over 100 Aboriginal community members
from across Northern Ontario to develop, strengthen, and enhance relationships,
provide information regarding past recommendations made to the School at the
last gathering May 2011, report about the tangible progress the School has made
in implementing those recommendations, and seek recommendations about how the
School can refine its practices, activities, and outcomes to ensure that NOSM
continues to meet the needs of Aboriginal peoples across Northern
IDEAS Survey: Quality Improvement at NOSM
Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) is a new, province-wide learning initiative to advance Ontario’s health system priorities by building capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across all health-care sectors. The IDEAS Introductory Quality Improvement (QI) Program is coming to NOSM in the fall of 2014.
The program is designed for physicians, nurses, other health-care professionals and managers from all parts of the health system who are seeking an introduction to quality improvement or a refresher on the fundamentals of quality improvement. In order for NOSM to adapt the provincial program to meet your needs, please take ten minutes to complete the needs assessment survey.
NOSM Announces Two New Senior Appointments
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett as Associate Dean of Research and Senior Associate Dean of NOSM’s Lakehead Campus, and Dr. David Musson as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Both Drs. Moody-Corbett and Musson will be based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
“It is with excitement that we welcome Dr. Moody-Corbett and Dr. Musson to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine,” says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. “Both Dr. Moody-Corbett and Dr. Musson bring values, research interests, and breadth of experience that complement NOSM’s vision of Innovative education and research for a healthier North. I look forward to working with them to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario, and wish them much success in their new appointments.” Both appointments take effect on July 1, 2014.