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NOSM Receives Honour for Fifth Consecutive Year

Media Release

On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was presented with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Rural Medical Education Award. Each year, the SRPC awards an undergraduate medical program that has excelled matching the most graduates to rural family medicine programs through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process.

In 2013, 64% of NOSM’s graduating MD class matched to a rural family medicine residency program.

NOSM Dean, Dr. Roger Strasser, accepted the award on behalf of the School at a dinner held by the SRPC in Banff, Alberta. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is honoured to receive the Rural Medical Education Award from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada for a fifth consecutive year,” says Strasser.

NOSM is now preparing for the upcoming graduation of its sixth class of MD graduates, 56% of whom have chosen to complete residency training in rural family medicine.

“The School was founded on the premise that if you select medical students with an affinity for the North, and have them live and train in the North, they will stay in the North,” says Dr. Strasser. “Those choosing to pursue a residency program in rural family medicine are most likely to stay in the North. Having received this recognition for a fifth consecutive year is a sign that NOSM’s model of distributed, community engaged medical education is working.”

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research.

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Tel.: 705-662-7243
Cell: 705-669-7943



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