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  • NOSMU Subcommittees | NOSMUSC

    NOSMU Subcommittees Your NOSMU subcommittee representatives are committed to improving the learning experience of all undergraduate medical students (UME) at NOSMU. These elected student volunteers are your link to the various academic committees within NOSMU that oversee and develop your educational curriculum and related policy. Subcommittee representatives work to bring your concerns to the appropriate channels with NOSMU, advise NOSMU’s academic committees, and bring pertinent items from committee meetings to the attention of the student body. On this section of the NOSMUSC website you will find an overview figure of all UME Program Committee Governance Structure and portfolio outlines of the student subcommittee representatives, including a description of the focus of their committee and roles/responsibilities. There is also a link to an excel spreadsheet that summarizes previous initiatives and concerns brought forward by NOSMU students. Finally, there are links to many key resources, including Bourinot’s Rules at a glance and the terms of reference for our subcommittees. Annual Training for Students with Subcommittee Positions Each Fall, an annual “training” session will be held to provide background information on how subcommittees run at NOSMU and how students can effectively engage with their committee members to advocate for student concerns and create positive change for years to come! At the start of the session, outgoing reps will provide “handover” to the incoming reps to ensure longevity and progress of current initiatives. Students are encouraged to email or meet with their committee chairs prior to the scheduled meeting to review concerns / initiatives and obtain more background information if needed. ​ Helpful Links: ​ UME Program Committee Governance Structure Bourinot's Rules at a glance (the rule committees use to keep order and structure to meetings) Student Participation on Committees Statement Phase 1 Committee Terms of Reference Phase 2 Committee Terms of Reference Phase 3 Committee Terms of Reference Committee to Support Student Professionalism Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) Terms of Reference Student Assessment and Promotion Committee (SAPC) Terms of Reference Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) Terms of Reference Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Committee (UMECC) Terms of Reference Theme 6 Committee Terms of Reference

  • 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 NOSMU Constitution, for a complete list of all NOSMUSC policies, by-laws, and organizational structure. 2022-2023 Meeting Minutes Meeting minutes, for details on items discussed during NOSMUSC monthly meetings. Motions Motions, for details on actions taken by the NOSMUSC. Budget NOSMUSC budget, for details on NOSMUSC spending and revenue. 2023-2024 Reimbursement Forms For information or clarification on any of the reimbursement options, please contact the NOSMUSC VP Finance at ​ 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. Click here for more information. 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 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 Click here for more information

  • Health & Wellness | NOSMUSC

    Visit this page for more information on the health benefits provided through the NOSMUSC. Visit this page for health and wellness resources for learners.

  • 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 ​ 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. Addiction Medicine Aidan Goertzen & Courtney Langlois Altitude Healthcare Mentoring Program Catherine Kibiuk & Danika Lavoie Anatomical Teaching Taylor Wilkins Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Interest Group Lyndon Letwin & Zvia Mazal Arts in Medicine Madison Burella & Nusha Ramsoondar Critical Care Interest Group Samuel Hebert Dermatology Interest Group Camille Hamm Emergency Medicine Interest Group Brittany Best & Scott Zablotny Environmental Sustainability Interest Group Ericha Hendel & Aksel Pollari Evidence Based Medicine Interest Group Samuel Hebert Family Medicine Interest Group Sara Calvert & Jewel Kozik Francophone Health – Groupe d’intérêt sur la santé des francophone Martine Fecteau & Sébastien Labelle Geriatric Interest Group Ashley Bernard-Legris & Skylar Arpin Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee Madison Burella Internal Medicine Interest Group/ACP Council of Student Members Melissa Lacasse & Allie Chown Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) Lucie Menard & Danica Desjardins Mental Health Interest Group Miranda Mellerup & Alexandrea Macey Neurology Interest Group Katie Zugic NOSM x AWS (Association of Women Surgeons) Sarah Herst & Anastasia MacDonald NOSM Friends of MSF Rachel Peet Oncology Interest Group Dana Bartolucci & Danika Lavoie Ophthalmology Interest Group Daniel Lamoureux & Nicole Costanzo Palliative Care Interest Group Madeleine Nolan & Ella Proulx Pathology Interest Group Davide Marchese & Kalem Barrow Pediatrics Interest Group Katie Zugic & Alyssa Labelle Personal Finance 101 Ashley Perreault & Kathryn Culliton Physiatry and Sports Medicine Society Imran Bagha Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group Sophie Thomas & Jason Thompson Preventative Medicine Interest Group Sophie Lamoureux Racial Equity in Medicine Lobna Abdel-Dayem Radiology Interest Group Konnor Kennedy & Cory Tremblay Reach Accès Zhibbi (RAZ) Tyler Pretty & Kimberly Friesen Rural Emergency Medicine Interest Group Emilie Trembley St-Aubin & Sophie Thomas Rural Medicine Interest Group Rachel Belanger & Shannon Little Surgical Interest Group Emily Elder & Scott Zablotny Urology Interest Group Anastasia (Stacy) MacDonald & Aurinjoy Gupta Wilderness and Outdoor Recreation Medical Society (WORMS) Kayla Colledanchise & Sophie Thomas Women and Children's Health Interest Group Rylee Mose & Claire Walsh Women in Emergency Medicine Interest Group Michaela McGillis

  • FAQs health benefits | NOSMUSC

    Frequently Asked Questions Q: Can I opt-out of the Health Benefits Plan? A:​ If students have Health Benefits coverage through another means (e.g. parents, spouse, etc.) they can opt out of the NOSMU plan, but must show proof of this to be eligible to opt-out. Opt-out period will be September 1st-30th, 2023. Students will opt-out directly through the NOSMUSC Health Benefits page Q: Can I add a dependent to my plan (spouse, children, etc.)? A:​ Dependents can be added to your plan, the cost to do so is paid directly through WeSpeakStudent on the NOSMUSC Health Benefits page during the Opt-In/Opt-Out period from September 1st-30th, 2022. Q: How do fees and enrollment work? A:​ For Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Students, Fees are paid directly to NOSM University and collected as part of student ancillary fees when tuition is paid. Students will be automatically enrolled in the plan as of September 1, 2022. For NODIP students for the 2022-2023 school year only, students will need to opt-in to the health benefits plan. Details will be communicated directly through the registrar's office.

  • Incoming Students | NOSMUSC

    Welcome Incoming Students! Please see the links below for information on various topics relevant to incoming students. We're still working on this page, so please check back often for updates! Class of 2027 Facebook Group Join this group to stay up to date on upcoming events and deadlines and to chat with current NOSM students! NOSMUSC Facebook Group Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with the NOSMUSC and learn about upcoming events for NOSMU students.​ You can also follow us on instagram @thenosmusc . NOSMUSC Portfolios Visit this page to learn more about all the ways the NOSMUSC works to support students at NOSMU. Student Rentals Visit this page for more information on rentals available for students in Thunder Bay and Sudbury. FAQs Coming soon! Coming soon! Visit this page for some answers to some frequently asked questions by Incoming students. Orientation Week East | West Visit this page for more information on your orientation week.

  • 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 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.

  • Wellness | NOSMUSC

    Learner Wellness We acknowledge that it can be challenging to reach out for help, and that sometimes it is unclear what resources are available to students. Please see the Infograph below for a summary of mental health resources available to NOSMU students provided by the Mental Health Interest Group and feel free to reach out to your Wellness Year Representatives or the Learner Wellness Committee Chair . NOSMU Well app NOSMU Learner Wellness Page

  • 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 Message Email Send Thanks for submitting! Updated Aug. 2023

  • East O-week | NOSMUSC

    Orientation Week East Campus

  • West O-week | NOSMUSC

    Orientation Week West Campus

  • Contact Us | NOSMUSC

    Contact Us NOSMUSC is created by the students for the students, consequently, we would like to hear from YOU! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VP Communications at Let's Chat! Email Social Media First Name Last Name Email Message Thanks for submitting! Send Updated Dec. 2021

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