Exemplary Learners, Faculty and Preceptors Recognized by NOSM Board
The Board of Directors of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine(NOSM) held a face-to-face meeting in Thunder Bay on November 28 and 29, 2013. On the first day of the two-day meeting, Board members were provided a tour of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), led by TBRHSC’s Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO; Tracie Smith, Senior Director, Communications and Engagement; and, Karen Anderson, Academic Liaison Coordinator. The TBRHSC is a state-of-the-art acute care facility and teaching hospital where NOSM medical students and residents undertake rotations in various specialties (e.g., Surgery, Internal Medicine, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, etc.) as part of their medical education.
National Physician Assistant Day
November 27, 2013 is National Physician Assistant Day in Canada. Physician Assistants (PAs) are skilled health professionals who support physicians in a range of health-care settings. They work alongside physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other members of the interprofessional health-care team. The integration of PAs into the public health system has allowed patients to experience improved access to medical care and a reduction in wait times.The PA Program is a blended online and face-to-face program delivered by the Consortium of PA Education, comprised of the University of Toronto, the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Graduates receive a BScPA degree conferred by the University of Toronto.
NOSM Faculty and Learners Honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
On Saturday, November
9, 2013, faculty and learners of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
were presented with a variety of awards of distinction for their dedication and contribution to family medicine. These awards were presented at the College of Family Physicians of Canada's (CFPC) national conference, the Family Medicine Forum, held in Vancouver, BC. Among the award recipients were Dr. James Goertzen
and Dr. Sarah Newbery. Dr. James Goertzen, NOSM's Medical Director of Faculty Development was awarded the highly prestigious Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award. Dr. Sarah Newbery, NOSM Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
was one of ten physicians to be named "Family Physician of the Year." Four of
NOSM's learners were also presented with leadership and scholarship awards.
Congratulations to all award recipients!
Roger Strasser Reappointed as Dean of NOSM Until 2019
Dr. Roger Strasser, Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, has been reappointed for a non-renewable five-year term as Dean beginning on July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019. Dr. Strasser's renewal was recommended by a 14 member Review Committee composed of members nominated by the Boards of NOSM, Laurentian University and Lakehead University, the Senates of Laurentian University and Lakehead University, NOSM's Academic Council, and NOSM's Executive Group. The recommendation to renew Dr. Strasser for an additional five-year term was approved by the Boards of NOSM, Laurentian University and Lakehead University.