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  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

    Conferences & Events CFMS National Wellness Challenge Starts on Feb. 1st! Get ready for 4 weeks packed with exciting wellness challenges for you to try out and explore. There will be a specific theme for each week , starting with Mental Wellness, then going to Physical Wellness, Nutritional Wellness, and tying off with Environmental Wellness. Activity sheets Event dates: February 1 - 28th, 2023 Register by January 31st 8PM EST Participants can join either as individuals or as a team. At the end of the 4 week challenge, the schools with the most participation in each of the regional districts will also receive $500 in funding initiatives led by the CFMS Wellness Representative for their hard work. Facebook group for more information and to share your progress 2023 MedGames Facebook group Q&A about ticket sales Webinar: First Year Lunch & Learn Know Your Options 30-minute OMA Insurance webinar on the transition to medical school Two options: Register for December 6th, at 12:00 pm ​Register for December 13th, at 12:00 pm Visit the NOSMUSC Facebook page for more information​ Updated Nov. 2022

  • Calendar (in progress) | NOSMUSC

    Legend Put colours and categories here ​ Events & conferences Bursaries Misc. Committees ...? Upcoming Events Event title here Brief description

  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

    Bursary Opportunities ICAM Patient and Caregiver Scholarship Opportunity The 2023 International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) welcomes the attendance of patients and caregivers. The scholarship will contribute to travel costs, meals and cover on-site registration. Deadline to apply: January 6, 2023 Updated Oct. 2022

  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

    Research Opportunities Association of Women Surgeons 2023 Regional Research Conference This conference includes Keynote addresses by Canadian surgeons, but more importantly, an opportunity for students to present their research. All medical students are welcome to submit their research projects to this conference, as long as the project is related to surgery or surgical patient care. Submit an abstract Deadline: February 1st, 2023 at midnight, For more information, please email rebecca.lozano-franco@mail.mcgill.ca Murmurs Magazine 10th Edition - Call-for-submissions/Appel aux soumissions Murmurs Magazine: The Journal of Arts and Healing is putting forth a 10th edition with the theme of Shadow and Light. Now accepting visual and literary work submissions . Submit here . Deadline for submission: January 31st, 2023 . For more information visit this website or email murmurseditors@gmail.com . OMSA Mental Health Research - OMSWell Cross-Sectional Study Recruitment **Opportunity to win $100!** Participate in a research study exploring the perspectives of Ontario medical students regarding systemic barriers to student wellness and causes of burnout Burnout is often overlooked and can perpetuate anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicidal ideation. This study aims to create a credible source of information to drive the necessary changes regarding burnout and wellness within Ontario’s medical education. Chance of winning one in three $100 gift cards OMA Scrub-In Survey Scrub-In, an OMA publication for Ontario medical students established in 2004, has a long history with engaging students. Written for students, by students, Scrub-In is a dedicated OMA platform for students to share first-hand reflections, and insightful stories about the issues and challenges experienced in medical school. While the print edition of Scrub-In is currently on hiatus, we hope you’ll partake in this survey to help the OMA identify the best format and communication channels to showcase your advocacy, achievements, challenges and reflections, going forward Email info@oma.org if you have any questions OMSA Mental Health Research - OMSWell Cross-Sectional Study Recruitment ​The OMSWell study is exploring the perspectives of Ontario medical students regarding systemic barriers to student wellness and causes of burnout. Letter of Information Invitation to Participate Updated Nov 2022

  • NOSMUSC | NOSMU Student Council

    Welcome! Bienvenue! Boozhoo! Established in 2005, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Student Council (NOSMUSC) is the overarching society for the undergraduate student body of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University (NOSMU)*. Voted by YOU, the Student Body, every year we aim to accomplish the following: NOSMUSC is your advocate in liaising with Faculty and Staff to bring about positive changes to the curriculum, policies, career counseling and wellness. NOSMUSC has a focus on providing a global perspective to health and wellness. We aim to offer countless opportunities for you to learn about, advocate for, and improve global, local, and personal health and wellness. NOSMUSC Executive is elected by YOU every year. Our objective is to focus on YOUR needs and to respond to them as best as we can. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything! NOSMSC aims to provide you with the resources required to succeed in medical school. We have guides for CCC, clinical skills, and other relevant study resources. Contact Us! First Name Last Name Email Message Send Thanks for submitting! Updated Dec. 2022

  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

    Miscellaneous External Opportunities OMSA: Meds Declassified Cooking Survival Guide OMSA is excited to create the first-ever Meds Declassified Cooking Survival Guide! This will be a collection of recipes submitted by YOU and shared with all Ontario medical students. So, if there’s a go-to dish or favourite home-cooked meal that’s getting you through the semester, consider submitting the recipe using the Google Form below and enter to win a $100 restaurant gift card. Multiple submissions are encouraged. Deadline: January 13, 2023. Recipe Submission Form. Mindful Self-Compassion for Medical Students New wellness initiative available to all Ontario Medical Students! MSC North is offering a six week mindful self-compassion course , free of charge. The course in an evidence-based program aimed to decrease burnout and improve overall wellness. Program will begin January 18th, 2023, and will be delivered virtually by Dr. Monique Mercier, a registered psychologist, and Dr. Bryan MacLeod , a family physician. Poster link. Registration link. Updated Nov 2022

  • Interest Groups | NOSMUSC

    Interest Groups INTEREST GROUP APPLICATIONS ​ Interest Group Renewals and New Applications are now CLOSED for the 2022-2023 school year. Notification of IG status will be released soon. For more information contact sc.vpinternal@nosm.ca ​ The NOSMUSC sponsors a variety of clubs and interest groups so our learners can explore different medical specialties and special topics in healthcare. Information on the current NOSMUSC approved student groups are listed below. ​ There are 2 primary ways you can be involved in an interest group: General Member: Members attend events organized by the interest group. Executive Member: If you are interested in taking on more a leadership role for a specific interest group, please email the contact for that specific interest group. Note that to participate either as an executive or general member requires that your fees for NOSMUSC be paid. For information regarding student fee payments please visit our Student Council Fees section. ​ ​ ROOM BOOKING REQUEST FORM Click HERE to access the room booking request form. ​ ​ INTEREST GROUP GUIDE Click HERE for information on overarching interest group goals (such as increasing event attendance, efficient spending, email fatigue and considerations for EDI), room booking, reimbursement requests, external funding attestations forms and requesting additional NOSMUSC funds. ​ ​ 2022/23 INTEREST GROUP INFORMATION: ​ Addiction Medicine Aidan Goertzen & Courtney Langlois ig.addictionmedicine@nosm.ca Altitude Healthcare Mentoring Program Catherine Kibiuk & Danika Lavoie ig.altitudementoring@nosm.ca Anatomical Teaching Taylor Wilkins ig.anatomicalteaching@nosm.ca Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Interest Group Lyndon Letwin & Zvia Mazal ig.anesthesia@nosm.ca Arts in Medicine Madison Burella & Nusha Ramsoondar ig.artsinmedicine@nosm.ca Critical Care Interest Group Samuel Hebert ig.criticalcare@nosm.ca Dermatology Interest Group Camille Hamm ig.dermatology@nosm.ca Emergency Medicine Interest Group Brittany Best & Scott Zablotny ig.emergencymedicine@nosm.ca Environmental Sustainability Interest Group Ericha Hendel & Aksel Pollari ig.environmentsustainability@nosm.ca Evidence Based Medicine Interest Group Samuel Hebert ig.ebm@nosm.ca Family Medicine Interest Group Sara Calvert & Jewel Kozik ig.familymedicine@nosm.ca Francophone Health – Groupe d’intérêt sur la santé des francophone Martine Fecteau & Sébastien Labelle ig.francophonehealth@nosm.ca Geriatric Interest Group Ashley Bernard-Legris & Skylar Arpin ig.geriatrics@nosm.ca Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee Madison Burella ig.gaac@nosm.ca Internal Medicine Interest Group/ACP Council of Student Members Melissa Lacasse & Allie Chown ig.internalmedicine@nosm.ca Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) Lucie Menard & Danica Desjardins ig.msfc@nosm.ca Mental Health Interest Group Miranda Mellerup & Alexandrea Macey ig.mentalhealth@nosm.ca Neurology Interest Group Katie Zugic ig.neurology@nosm.ca NOSM x AWS (Association of Women Surgeons) Sarah Herst & Anastasia MacDonald ig.aws@nosm.ca NOSM Friends of MSF Rachel Peet ig.fomsf@nosm.ca Oncology Interest Group Dana Bartolucci & Danika Lavoie ig.oncology@nosm.ca Ophthalmology Interest Group Daniel Lamoureux & Nicole Costanzo ig.ophthalmology@nosm.ca Palliative Care Interest Group Madeleine Nolan & Ella Proulx ig.palliativecare@nosm.ca Pathology Interest Group Davide Marchese & Kalem Barrow ig.pathology@nosm.ca Pediatrics Interest Group Katie Zugic & Alyssa Labelle ig.paediatric@nosm.ca Personal Finance 101 Ashley Perreault & Kathryn Culliton ig.personalfinance@nosm.ca Physiatry and Sports Medicine Society Imran Bagha ig.physiatryandsports@nosm.ca Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group Sophie Thomas & Jason Thompson ig.pocus@nosm.ca Preventative Medicine Interest Group Sophie Lamoureux ig.preventativemedicine@nosm.ca Racial Equity in Medicine Lobna Abdel-Dayem ig.racialequitymedicine@nosm.ca Radiology Interest Group Konnor Kennedy & Cory Tremblay ig.radiology@nosm.ca Reach Accès Zhibbi (RAZ) Tyler Pretty & Kimberly Friesen ig.raz@nosm.ca Rural Emergency Medicine Interest Group Emilie Trembley St-Aubin & Sophie Thomas ig.ruralemergencymedicine@nosm.ca Rural Medicine Interest Group Rachel Belanger & Shannon Little ig.ruralmedicine@nosm.ca Surgical Interest Group Emily Elder & Scott Zablotny ig.surgery@nosm.ca Urology Interest Group Anastasia (Stacy) MacDonald & Aurinjoy Gupta ig.urology@nosm.ca Wilderness and Outdoor Recreation Medical Society (WORMS) Kayla Colledanchise & Sophie Thomas ig.worms@nosm.ca Women and Children's Health Interest Group Rylee Mose & Claire Walsh ig.womenchildrenhealth@nosm.ca Women in Emergency Medicine Interest Group Michaela McGillis ig.womeninem@nosm.ca Updated Oct. 2022

  • Global Health | NOSMUSC

    Global Health This page is your starting point for you to inquire about international electives, learn more about global health at NOSMU, access resources, and get involved in the international medical community. ​ We are always looking to expand and update the information posted here. If you have any questions about global health, please don’t hesitate to contact your NOSMUSC VP Global Health Executives at sc.vpglobalhealth@nosm.ca. What is Global Health? In a world where 3 billion people are living on less than $2.50 US per day, bearing 90% of the world’s disease burden and yet having access to less than 10% of its health resources, there are still astounding health inequalities. Although the field of Global Health is often equated with that of International Health, there is a growing definition that encompasses much more than health inequalities between populations. ​ The field of Global Health is broadly defined by the International Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions.” Many associate Global Health with issues of health inequalities such as water sanitation and malnutrition, but more recently, it has come to encompass broader health issues faced of a global scale, such as urbanization, climate change, and chronic disease. In the era of globalization, we no longer live in a bubble. The health of Northern Ontarians is tied to factors beyond geographical and national borders. Increases in the flow of people, products, and information between countries and continents are dramatically influencing the world’s health. As a leader in social accountability, NOSMU is ensuring we have skills to improve the health of the populations we serve, both locally (including addressing health inequalities faced by the Indigenous peoples in Northern Ontario) and internationally. What is the Global Health Committee? The Global Health Committee is a group of students who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss and plan Global Health events, initiatives and opportunities for NOSMU students. The Global Health Committee is chaired by the VP Global Health Sr and Jr and consists of the Local Officer of Indigenous Health Sr and Jr, Local Officer of Exchanges Sr and Jr, Local Officers of Sexual and Reproductive Health (2), Global Health and Climate Change Advocate, and our Local Officer of Global Health Education. Our Executive Member Roles Indigenous Health Global health has been defined as “an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide” (Koplan et al, 2009). Building upon this, a newer definition of global health was proposed – global health is “collaborative trans-national research and action for promoting health for all” (Beaglehole & Bonita 2010) ​ Indigenous populations within Canada are in many senses unique nations with their own government/leadership, language, culture and land base. For a number of complex and inter-related reasons, Indigenous people experience higher burden of disease and lower health status than other Canadians. Considering the definitions of global health, reducing health inequalities and improving the health status of Indigenous peoples falls squarely within the goals of global health. At NOSMU, Indigenous health is emphasized specifically in our curriculum. Northern and Rural Health is Theme 1 of the five themes to our curriculum. We learn about Indigenous health in our Case Based Learning (CBL), through Community and Interprofessional Learning (CIL) placements, and through the Integrated Community Experience (ICE) of Module 106. During ICE 106, students spend 4 weeks living in Indigenous communities to learn about Indigenous culture and history, and to understand some of the health issues facing Indigenous peoples. Check out NOSMU’s Indigenous Affairs website for more information on NOSMU’s Indigenous focus, Indigenous communities in Ontario, and NOSMU’s 106 placement. ​ References Beaglehole R & Bonita R. 2010. What is global health? Global Health Action 3:5142. (Open Access ) Koplan J et al. 2009. Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet 373:1993-5. Global Health Community Resource List Click HERE for the Global Health Community Resource document, a list of community based resources developed by the NOSMU Global Health Committee to aid in service navigation when providing care. Global Health Resources Listed below are a few links to online educational courses and lectures in global & international health offered by reputable international agencies – best of all, they are FREE! Click here for resources Updated Dec. 2021

  • Documents | NOSMUSC

    NOSMUSC Documents To access the NOSMUSC documents, you will need to use your NOSMU Google Drive access once you select the document you wish to view below. Constitution Complete list of all NOSMUSC policies, by-laws, and organizational structure 2022-2023: Meeting Minutes Motions Budget Constitution Reimbursement Forms For information or clarification on any of the reimbursement options, please contact the NOSMUSC VP Finance at sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca ​ Please note : Use the Travel Grant Funding form to apply for reimbursement in relation to conference attendance (more info HERE ) . Expense Reimbursement Form Please use this Excel form when submitting for reimbursement​ for expenses already incurred related to NOSMUSC initiatives; most often utilized for Interest Group (IG) reimbursements. ​ * More info HERE External Funding Attestation Form - Interest Groups This reimbursement form should be used by Interest Groups (IG) who have external funding that is stored in the NOSMUSC Banking Account The President/Chair of the IG must sign the form and submit it to the NOSMUSC VP Finance at sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca No receipts required Student Travel Fund If you have recently attended a conference and would like funding support from the NOSMUSC, complete this Google form : This funding does not apply to electives, SEEs, clinical placements or courses, international exchanges, or the Ontario Medical Student Weekend (OMSW). You may only claim one conference per form. To apply for funding for multiple conferences, please complete a new form for each.​ Terms of reference ​ * More info HERE Travel Grant Funding Updated Dec. 2021

  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

    Committee Opportunities Ontario Medical Student Association Mentorship Program This program aims to establish one-on-one relationships between Ontario medical students and physicians/residents based on professional, clinical, and personal interests with the goal being to provide direct support and mentorship specifically tailored to students’ goals. Sign-up form Deadline: January 15, 2023​ Poster FAQ Rural Outreach and Mentorship Initiative Program through the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada Mentorship to high school students from rural areas about the transition to post-secondary education and careers in medicine by connecting them with medical students from across Canada Sign-up here if you're interested in becoming a mentor Minimum monthly commitment for mentors: 2 hours Program runs until May For more information, please email romi.mentorship@gmail.com Ontario Medical Student Association Opportunities Facebook Page ​This group serves as a place to learn about new opportunities including events, scholarships, and more! Updated Nov. 2022

  • Educational Resources | NOSMUSC

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