Deer Lake First Nation celebrates 9 years in partnership with NOSM

The Dean and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Dr. Roger Strasser visited Deer Lake First Nation August 27, 2014. Dr. Strasser brought Associate Dean David Marsh, Director of Aboriginal Affairs, Tina Armstrong and Associate Professor, Sue Berry. We also joined by KO's Executive Director Peter Campbell, Health Director Robert Thomas and Director of eHealth Services Orpah McKenzie. NOSM and KO would like to thank Deer Lake council and health staff for a wonderful day visiting with community members, a delicious fish fry lunch, presentation at the TV station and tour of the community. Deer Lake also hosted a video conference where they shared their experiences of hosting NOSM students over the past 9 years. The Deer Lake health staff have received wonderful feedback from the NOSM students regarding their life changing experiences in the community. The program is hoping to expand and grow partnerships with First Nations and rural communities as they aim to improve stable rural health services by training physicians who were raised in the North to work and raise their families in Northern Ontario. Sandy Lake, Lac Seul and Kingfisher Lake also shared their experiences and those communities who haven't yet hosted students were able to ask questions of NOSM and existing partner First Nations. NOSM is currently meeting with community and First Nation partners in order to create their 5 year strategic plan. For more information and to share your input visit http://www.nosmsp2020.ca/. 

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Event Date: 

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:45