Strategic Direction # 1

Transform Health Human Resource Planning

Dr. Sarah Newbery

“We must eliminate the gaps in Northern Ontario health human resources in order to achieve equitable and sustainable access to quality health care.”

Dr. Sarah Newbery

Assistant Dean, Physician Workforce Strategy

GOAL

To link health human resources (HHR) to Northern Ontario’s needs (Francophone, Indigenous, rural, and urban) with a focus on specialist and subspecialist physician training.

ASPIRATION

NOSM’s transformative approach to the planning and delivery of workforce supply eliminates the gaps in Northern Ontario health human resources.

OUTCOMES

An integrated, customised and evidence-based approach to health human resources (HHR) for Northern Ontario

  • Build a collaborative approach for physician recruitment across Northern Ontario.
  • Ensure consistent data and communications and government relations strategy for Northern Ontario workforce planning.

Integration of rural, remote and community needs into our education programs

  • Northern Ontario is a preferred destination for learners seeking electives and clinical placement opportunities.

Enhanced connectivity and communications for all NOSM communities

  • Support faculty and health-care providers through engagement and active involvement in all aspects of the School.

A system to support clinical faculty in their academic work

  • Increase Academic Funding Plan (AFP) support to NOSM faculty.
  • Support and value the Local Education Groups (LEGs).
  • Support the development of academic careers for clinical faculty.