Strategic Direction # 3

Innovate Health Professions Education

Dr. Catherine Cervin

“Innovation must drive NOSM’s next generation of physicians, registered dietitians, physician assistants, medical physicists, other health professionals and scientists.”

Dr. Catherine Cervin

Vice Dean, Academic

GOAL

To be recognized across Northern Ontario for developing innovative models of education in Northern, Indigenous, Francophone, rural and remote medicine that lead to well-trained health-care practitioners who stay in the communities of the North.

ASPIRATION

Innovation drives the education of NOSM’s next generation of physicians, registered dietitians, physician assistants, medical physicists, other health professionals and scientists.

OUTCOMES

Excellence in Health Professions Education

  • Maintain the highest standards of accreditations across all our programs.
  • Prepare our students for certifying and national examinations.

Leading-edge Curricula
In UME, PGME, HS and CEPD programs:

  • Address emerging technology, incorporating virtual care (particularly for remote communities), innovative online curriculum, artificial intelligence, digital health, virtual reality.
  • Develop life-long learning to enhance CEPD, faculty and preceptor development, and outreach patient-education opportunities.

Program Expansion

  • Expand enrolment in the UME and PGME programs.
  • Create Community Networks and regional hubs

New Pathways to health education

  • Establish new pathways to education.
  • Establish defined outreach to Northern Ontario communities and schools at primary, secondary and postsecondary levels.

Admissions program that meets the needs of Northern Ontario communities

  • Ensure that admissions are reflective of Northern Ontario’s diversity.
  • Show evidence of admission data that meets the workforce needs of Northern Ontario.

A healthy and safe learning and working environment

  • Explore how curricular structures and wellness/resiliency programming can enable and support the health and wellbeing of learners, faculty and staff.