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Commentary: Dr. Roger Strasser

Commentary: Dr. Roger Strasser

  Many years ago, people used to say rural doctors were one of three things: missionaries, mercenaries or mad men. Missionaries were on a crusade to change the community to… Read more »

Collaboration: A Strategy for Patient Survival

Collaboration: A Strategy for Patient Survival

By: Laura L. Adams It’s no secret that the health care system isn’t performing up to its potential. There are opportunities for preventative care that we don’t seize upon, technology… Read more »

Generalist medical education in Northern Ontario

Generalist medical education in Northern Ontario

Earlier this year (April 8-12), I attended the first World Summit on Social Accountability in Tunisia, a conference that brought together 450 participants, including 150 students, from all parts of… Read more »

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 »

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