NOSM Congratulates Awards of Education and Scholarship Recipients
Faculty and learners with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) were presented with Awards of Education and Scholarship on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Northern Constellations Conference hosted by the School. Recipients of the peer-nominated awards are: Dr. Harshad Telang (Academic Leader), Dr. Jack Haggarty (Clinical Scholar), Dr. Lee Toner (Clinical Teacher), Dr. Alexandria Peel (Learner Advocate/Leader), Dr. Aaron Rothstein (Learner Peer Teaching), Mr. John Coccimiglio (Learner Scholar Activity) and, Dr. Frank Nigro (Learner Nominated Teacher). Dr. David Mutrie was the inaugural recipient of the Physician Clinical Teachers' Association Leadership Award. Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients!
Fourth Annual Northern Constellations Brings NOSM Faculty Together
Nearly 250 health-care professionals from across the North participated in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) fourth annual Northern Constellations Faculty Development Conference on March 27 - 28, 2015. A wide variety of innovative and interactive workshops provided forums for NOSM faculty to share experiences and challenges along with opportunities to improve specific skills in teaching, leadership, and research. Three special guests provided plenary sessions. Dr. Karl Stobbe spoke to generalism as a philosophy of broad based comprehensive care where the generalist practitioner is prepared and willing to reach across existing gaps in the health care delivery system to respond to patient and community needs. Discussing the importance of “slowing down,” Dr. Carol-anne Moulton touched on importance of physicians taking time for self-reflection in practice. Civility in caring for oneself, colleagues, and the medical community was the topic of Dr. Michael Kaufmann's presentation.
NOSM Board Approves New Five-Year Strategic Plan
Using a combination of web- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
At this meeting, the Board approved the NOSM Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the development of which was informed by strong staff, faculty, partner organization, and community participation. A Strategic Planning Project Team and a 28-member Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (representing diverse perspectives from across the region) oversaw the strategic planning process that included visiting more than 50 Northern, rural, remote, Francophone, and Aboriginal communities across the North to discuss Northern Ontarians' ongoing health-related needs. The input received provided important guidance to setting the priorities of NOSM's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, which will be officially launched in September 2015.