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  • 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.

  • Portfolios | NOSMUSC

    NOSMUSC Portfolios & Subcommittees Each portfolio is responsible for overseeing one of NOSMU’s many committees on which students sit. VP Finance VP Student Affairs (Interest Groups) VP Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion NOSMU Subcommittees VP Global Health VP External (OMSA, OMA, CFMS, CMA, & more!) VP Education VP Communications Updated Mar. 2022

  • 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 sc.vpcommunications@nosm.ca Let's Chat! Email sc.vpcommunications@nosm.ca Social Media First Name Last Name Email Message Thanks for submitting! Send Updated Dec. 2021

  • Health Benefits | NOSMUSC

    Health Benefits NOSMUSC is excited to be offer ing Health Benefits Coverage to all NOSM University UME, NODIP and Graduate Students as of September 2022. MAKE A CLAIM GOOGLE DRIVE WITH MORE DETAILS NOSMU HEALTH BENEFITS PAGE DOWNLOAD YOUR STUDENT BENEFIT CARD FAQs

  • Student of the Semester | NOSMUSC

    Students of the Semester Daniel is a 4th year student on the West Campus, and is described by his peers as having unwavering kindness, exceptional work ethic, and diverse involvement in various spheres. He is the Pediatric Eye Ambassador for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the School Ambassador for Northern Vision, and president of the NOSMU Ophthalmology Interest Group. He is also involved in various research endeavors, and volunteers at his local soup kitchen. Finally, Daniel is viewed as being a source of positivity in his classroom and a great friend. Mary is a 2nd year student on the East Campus, and is known for her self-discipline and dedication to her studies. Furthermore, Mary is known for her commitment to various extracurriculars including coaching high school football and hockey. She is also involved in assisting the team physician for the Sudbury Wolves, and playing various sports herself. Mary is described by her peers as always being willing to offer a helping hand, share her notes, and spread positivity within her class. The NOSMUSC is proud to highlight student excellence! Although only 2 students were selected, we would like to acknowledge the many students at NOSMU that contribute positively to the student sphere.

  • 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.

  • West O-week | NOSMUSC

    Orientation Week West Campus

  • Upcoming Events | NOSMUSC

    Legen d APPLICA TION & SURVEY DEADLINES EVENT R EGISTRATION DEADLINES EVE NTS Click to download Google Calendars . Other Opportunities Examining the relationship between Mini Medical School and pursuing a career in medicine November 13 , 2023 By Asclepius Medical Camp for Youth, a University of Alberta Medical Students’ Association initiative They are curious to know if you had the chance to attend a "mini medical school" or a similar experience before embarking on your medical journey. Share your story with them by completing a 5-minute survey. Your insights could inspire the next generation of doctors! And guess what? Your responses are completely anonymous. Link to the survey. This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Alberta Human Research Ethics Board: Ethics ID # Pro00118041. Survey that assesses medical professionals’ experiences with and knowledge of genetics November 7, 2023 Medical genetics at McGill University Survey to to assess and improve knowledge of clinical genetics among medical students and physicians. The survey includes an instructive quiz that intends to improve the participants’ understanding of practical aspects of clinical genetics. The survey is available here - i t should take about 10 minutes to complete. Individuals at any stage of their medical training or career can participate. MSc Research Project - uOttawa Health Sciences July 15, 2023 From the perinatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) team. With the recent wildfires and poor air quality, environmental health is more relevant than ever. This survey and subsequent (optional) interview could benefit students by creating discussions around environmental health and implications for pregnancy outcomes. They provide resources at the end of my survey to encourage students to find more information that could answer questions or inspire further personal investigations. English Survey. French Survey. Posters. OMSA’s NORM Student Feature M ar c h 22 , 2 023 The OMSA’s NORM committee is looking to feature medical students with Northern or rural experience, whether that be studying in Northern/rural areas, completing a Northern/rural placement or previous life experience. Fill out this survey to be featured on their social medias! Canadian Medical Students Against Human Trafficking Recruitment M ar c h 22 , 2 023 Wanted: human rights advocates, strategizers, thinkers, creators and do-ers to join our team of volunteers at Canadian Medical Students Against Human Trafficking! Click here for more information. OMSA: Wellness in Medicine Instagram Page M ar ch 15 , 2 023 OMSA and CFMS have teamed up to run an instagram page dedicated to promoting wellness throughout our unique journeys in medicine. Winners will be contacted via Instagram Direct Messages. Survey Examining the Knowledge, Perception, Challenges, Benefits, and Drawbacks o f Artificia l Intelligence in Ophthalmology Among Medical Students M ar ch 15 , 2 023 You are invited to participate in a research project examining artificial intelligence in ophthalmology education. To participate, you will need to complete this short questionnaire (~10 minutes). Chance to win a $25 gift card. Survey Available for 6 weeks. Menstrual Product Drive for Muskrat Dam First Nation Funds will be used to purchase menstrual kits for the community of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation. GoFundMe page OMSA Communique Subscribe here to get access to the OMSA monthly newsletter . Elections timeline for external organizations CFMS and OMSA will be having their elections in April / May 2023, if you’re interested in running in an election keep an eye out for more information and reach out if you’d like support preparing your application OMSA Leadership Summit / AGM (Toronto) Elections for OMSA, more information to come CFMS Medical Education Day of Action (Ottawa) Opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament and advocate for issues related to medical training, more information to come

  • 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 WELLNESS4MDS

  • External Updates | NOSMUSC

    External Updates Here you will find updates from our external partners . OMSA OMSA is the dedicated student voice to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), representing the views and concerns of the over 3,000 Ontario medical students on a number of issues, from financial assistance, post-graduate training, and health policy. Additionally, OMSA has also worked over the past years to tailor a program of events and services for students to enhance their experiences throughout their medical school training. We’ve created opportunities and activities that offer social, leadership, advocacy, wellness, professional, and personal development for our members. For more information, please visit the OMSA website . CMA The Canadian Medical Association is the national voice of the medical profession. Their focus is on creating strong and accessible health systems, fostering well-being and diversity in medical culture, and ensuring every person in Canada has equal opportunity to be healthy. In partnership with physicians, medical learners, patients and others, they advance these goals through advocacy, knowledge sharing and granting. For more information, please visit the CMA website .

  • FAQs | NOSMUSC

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • More Reimbursement Info | NOSMUSC

    Expense Reimbursement Process When it is used: When you have already incurred expenses related to NOSMUSC initiatives; most often utilized for Interest Group reimbursements. Reimbursement requests are to be sent within 30 days of the expense being incurred. How it is used: Download the Excel form to your computer. Complete all cells highlighted in yellow. Please make sure to sign as the requestor (line 35 ). An electronic signature is acceptable. Save as an Excel document. Send to the Most Responsible Person (MRP) for the budget line item, and ensure their signature is provided (line 39 ) . If the MRP is not known, please reach out to the VP Finance -sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca . - Ex. For IG expenses, the group's president is the MRP. Send an email containing itemized receipts along with the reimbursement form containing both requestor and MRP signatures to sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca . Itemized receipts are required (i.e. receipts that indicate what items were purchased and not a simple debit/credit slip). Credit Card statements are not accepted. What is required: Reimbursement form including signatures of both MRP and requestor. Itemized receipts. Submission within 30 days of when expense(s) incurred. When is funding received: Completed requests are processed within 10-14 days of receipt by the VP Finance - sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca . Student Travel Fund When it is used: To be used following attendance of an approved event: Approved events include, but are not limited to, conferences, seminars, and networking opportunities. E xcludes events where academic credit or certificates are given. You do not require pre-approval , but if you have concerns about whether or not your planned event could be covered, please reach out to the VP Finance - sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca . You do not need to be presenting to be considered for funding. Both virtual and in-person events will be considered for funding. Note , applications are to be made once expenses are incurred and the event has occurred. Exceptions for events to be attended in May , in which case applications are required prior to events occurring for pre-approval . Emails outlining this specific process are sent closer to the deadline to apply. Maximum funding of up to 70% for Domestic Conferences, and up to 50% for International Conferences of applicable expenses. Applicable expenses include, but are not limited to, registration fees, transportation costs, accommodations, and meals (if not included in the registration fee - excluding alcohol). Where it is found: HERE ​ How it is used: Complete the Google Form within 30 days of returning from the event. Email itemized receipts to VP Finance - sc.vpfinance@nosm.ca . i.e. receipts that outline what items were purchased and not credit/debit slips or credit/debit statements When is funding received: The Student Travel Fund Allocation Committee meets 3 times annually. Preliminary funding decisions are made at these meetings and up to $100 of preliminary funding may be provided to applicants following these meetings (usually in December and March). ​ In May of each fiscal year, all applications received for that year are considered in totality and final funding decisions are made. If total applications do not exceed the total amount of funding available ($40,000), each application will receive up to 70% of applicable expenses for domestic events, and up to 50% for international events. If total applications exceed $40,000, then applications may receive less than the maximal amount. ​ ​ In summary, preliminary funding is provided on a semi-annual basis , with the remaining funding received in May/June of the fiscal year. ​ Student Travel Fund - Terms of Reference

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