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NOSM and University of Waterloo Announce Collaboration Agreement

NOSM and University of Waterloo Announce Collaboration Agreement

Earlier this month, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy signed a Collaboration Agreement that will allow the two schools to work together towards improving health in Northern Ontario’s communities. Both organizations share a commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program to train in Northern Ontario. Students with a strong desire to pursue pharmacy practice in Northern communities will benefit from enhanced experiences while on their Northern co-op experiences during the first three years of the program. In addition, students in their final year of studies will undertake 24 weeks of patient care rotations that include variety of NOSM’s distributed teaching sites. Starting in January 2015, selected Waterloo students will complete their last term of studies in Northern Ontario at one of three regional sites – Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, or Thunder Bay.

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10th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada

Family Doctor Week

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of family physicians across Canada for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care. Family Doctor Week is celebrated during the week of the College of Family Physicians of Canada's annual Family Medicine Forum in Quebec City. NOSM encourages everyone to celebrate family physicians for their hard work and dedication towards better health for families and communities. NOSM thanks family physicians across Northern Ontario for their dedication to training the physicians and health-care professionals of the future.

New Research Funding Opportunity: OSSU IMPACT Awards Call for Proposals

SPOR

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) has issued its first Call for Proposals for the newly created IMPACT Awards. This is exciting opportunity and it is hoped that NOSM faculty will consider applying. The new research funding will support patient-oriented research projects that advance the science of implementation research and facilitate knowledge translation and exchange in the areas of prevention, care in the community and at home, and health system sustainability. These awards will support research projects that are innovative, measurable, patient-oriented, appropriate, collaborative, and transformative. For further details, submission deadlines and forms, visit the IMPACT Awards website. NOSM's Research Office is available to work with faculty on these applications and can be reached by email at research@nosm.ca.

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NOSM with Flinders University Hold Fourth Medical Education Conference Exploring Community-Engaged Medical Education

The 2014 Muster Conference

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) hosted Muster 2014, a conference on socially accountable, community-engaged medical education. Co-hosted with Flinders University School of Medicine, Muster 2014 brought delegates together in Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia (known commonly as Ayers Rock) to share, learn, develop, and explore best practices in medical education and research. Muster 2014 was the fourth medical education conference hosted by the two schools of medicine, who share a commitment to educating health professionals to address underserved areas. Muster 2014 was preceded by two conferences in Northern Ontario, Canada (ICEMEN 2008 and Rendez-Vous 2012), and The Muster 2010 in South Australia. With participation of delegates from every continent of the world (with the exception of the Antarctic), delegates came together to explore issues related to rural, remote, and underserviced health care; social accountability as it relates to health professional education; Longitudinal Learning; Aboriginal health and research; and the engagement of communities in the processes of educating future physicians and health professionals.

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