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Health Science Library contributes to health care

Health Science Library contributes to health care

This June, I participated in the Training for Health Equity network (THEnet) Evidence Group meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. During the meeting, one of the speakers – Dr. Paul… Read more »

Continuing education supports rural health

Continuing education supports rural health

I have a proud confession. I, Dr. Roger Strasser, dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have a famous friend. If you read my last column in the… Read more »

A star is born: NOSM in the movies Bellagio, Italy

A star is born: NOSM in the movies Bellagio, Italy

I’m writing this from the shores of beautiful Lake Como in northern Italy, where I’ve come to participate in a workshop to develop a plan of action to achieve the… Read more »

NOSM is still growing and developping

NOSM is still growing and developping

Just like the birth of anything new, the beginning of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was met with both excitement and a healthy dose of apprehension about the… Read more »

NOSM grads change the conversation

NOSM grads change the conversation

Ten years ago, a local newspaper published an editorial that really stuck with me. On September 14, 2005—the day after the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Canada’s newest medical… Read more »

The “no brainer”: dietetic internship in the North

The “no brainer”: dietetic internship in the North

Almost 10 years ago, I stood in the office of then assistant deputy minister (ADM) of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Josh Tepper, a physician I know quite well. In… Read more »

Examining Hard Rock Medical, loosely based on NOSM

Examining Hard Rock Medical, loosely based on NOSM

What “loosely-based” really means Derek Diorio, the co-creator of TVO’s critically acclaimed series Hard Rock Medical, was in Sudbury several years ago making a French television program. One day, Derek… Read more »

Pushing for a pan-Canadian strategy on palliative care

Pushing for a pan-Canadian strategy on palliative care

They say Canadians aren’t very good at talking about death. And yet, as I travel the country talking about palliative care I find that Canadians have a lot to say…. Read more »

Northern Ontario Benefits from Global Collaboration

Northern Ontario Benefits from Global Collaboration

In addition to being a highly respected physician, educator, and researcher, Professor Paul Worley, Dean of Flinders University School of Medicine in Australia (and a dear friend and colleague of… Read more »

NOSM and Northern Ontario communities develop strategic plan

NOSM and Northern Ontario communities develop strategic plan

A few months ago, I was very excited to welcome three physicians from Japan’s Nagasaki University – Drs. Ryota Nakaoke, Shunsuke Imadachi, and Naoki Harada – to the Northern Ontario… Read more »

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